This New year is turning out really right 😂😂😂. Posted on Facebook by Ava Jhamin / Trinity Aironaut both accusing owners, publishers and editors of January Issue of Kultivate Magazine – Johannes1977 and Eleseren Brianna of stealing one of the images previously published in the October issue of Diversity Magazine – Publisher Ava Jhamin. Below is the image stolen and a lengthy chat conversation on Facebook which we couldn’t screen grab.. So hurry read all the juicy speech before it get deleted 😂😂😂.
Image Blatantly Stolen
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but there is a big difference between Imitation and outright theft of one’s image. This is exactly what the Magazine Kultivate did with an image I was hired to create for the October issue of Diversity Magazine ( Publisher Ava Jhamin) located here: https://issuu.com/…/…/l_amour_diversity_magazine_iss_8_oc/38. In the January Issue of Kultivate (Owners, Publishers and Editors Johannes1977 and Eleseren Brianna) here: https://issuu.com/…/docs/kultivate_magazine-january_201…/226 you will see a very poor quality of my image literally stolen via print screen from my Flickr page. They were not given permission to use this image, nor were they given an original copy, from me, to use. They did not download it from my page as that is prevented via my settings. They did not ask to use the image or warn me that they were. It is not and never has been their property to use. It was actually Diversity Magazines property. For the record, beyond being in their group which I have since left, I never worked on or for Kultivate. I do not take credit for the poor quality of their stolen image.
As a photographer in SL, our images are very important to us. It is our product and using them without permission or recompense is by definition stealing. Belonging to a group is NOT an unspoken right to troll our Flickr pages and take what you please. Putting my Name to an image as poorly defined as this Damages the Magazine but more importantly to me, it DAMAGES MY REPUTATION AS A PHOTOGRAPHER!
In the real world, an issue like this would bring about legal action. Any honorable Magazine would know this behavior is deplorable. If a Magazine doesn’t have the talent to create their own work then they should close their doors or hire the people they need to do the work, the one thing they should never do is live off the backs of other Creators work.
Legal actions and threats coming soon from Kultivate Magazine* rolling eyes*
Source : Facebook