Copyright Infringement: Al Nahar TV stole my artwork
It is not funny thing to say that we’ve a very poor copyrights system in Egypt and that everyone is able to use whatever he/she wants without paying back the cost of using the others efforts. Personally, when I use the other’s work, I give full credits to the owners/creators of the work or pay the cost of using it.
However, the boring story just happened with me, I just discovered that one of my favorite artwork has been used as a part of the main background decor behind Riham Saeed (Program Presenter of Sabaia Al Kheir). I do not mind sharing my artwork everywhere However, giving full credit or a small attribute to my name is a basis of respect that media makers should give attention to.
This photo is published under CC license stated on the following link: creativecommons.org and the license is visible on Flickr.
Below are screenshots from the TV program (Watch video sample) and the original photo posted during 2011 on my Flickr
Screenshot #1: Original Photo – Mariam Ehab, The Charming Egyptian Kid!
Screenshot #2: Sabaya El Kheir, Al Nahar TV
I will do what I’ve to do to notify the channel and restore my infringed copyright.