Hublot Claims Copyright Is Unethical

Dear Hublot,

Three years prior, we gave inclusion of your Basel 2012 oddities at an occasion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, facilitated by your local wholesalers The Hour Glass and attended by in all honesty CEO Mr. Guadalupe and Regional Director Ms. Sakai.

Here is the first article, missing pictures which were facilitated on flickr: https://www.fratellowatches.com/hublots-basel-2012-oddities//

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Hublot Claims Copyright Is Unethical

Dear Hublot,

Three years prior, we gave inclusion of your Basel 2012 oddities at an occasion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, facilitated by your local wholesalers The Hour Glass and attended by in all honesty CEO Mr. Guadalupe and Regional Director Ms. Sakai.

Here is the first article, missing pictures which were facilitated on flickr: https://www.fratellowatches.com/hublots-basel-2012-oddities//

This morning, I got a takedown and copyright encroachment notice from Yahoo – the parent company of Flickr, where the pictures were facilitated – recorded by Hublot SA explicitly refering to those pictures as encroaching copyright.

Except the issue here is twofold:

  1. Hublot SA didn’t get those pictures, didn’t permit those pictures, and they were shot by me at the occasion. Hublot SA in this way has NO copyright or rights to the pictures in question.
  2. We were not compensated or contracted to cover the occasion by either Hublot or their neighborhood specialists, so there is no case to rights here either.

The copyright for all pictures has a place with the photographic artist, Ming Thein ( ). We challenge you to demonstrate in any case by delivering the first camera RAW pictures, or an agreement with the photographic artist. If it’s not too much trouble, note the screen captures in this letter: here are the pictures from the occasion, and the record format is anything but an editable one. The copyright data is composed by the camera at the hour of capture.

On top of that, doesn’t it appear to be rather counter-intuitive that you are attempting to bring down pictures that depict your Patek Philippe Reviews in a flattering way?

The least you could accomplish for a site and photographic artist that have never really help your image is a) contact Yahoo with a withdrawal of the case, and b) issue a public apology.

We propose not underestimating social media.

Yours sincerely,

MT,

Fratello Patek Philippe Reviews Team

Update (2:16 28/19):

Another update, the goal is there. It appears to be that Hublot is utilizing an outsider seller to watch its Intellectual Property and indict/guarantee against infringers. A severely educated one, as it was a copyright encroachment related to forging. Photographs that showed Hublot’s CEO talking at an occasion where the photographs of the Patek Philippe Reviews were taken also. What is stunning is that a) this outsider seller doesn’t have legitimate guidelines or needs information regarding the matter b) Yahoo underestimates unjustifiable cases and eliminates pictures without any problem. Ming Thein distributed Yahoo’s reaction in detail and a protracted examination .

Update (16:21 27/10): 

 

Update on the Hublot/Yahoo/Flickr picture rights issue. Great on Hublot for a) making a move quick; b) connecting, c) assuming liability for their image picture; d) regarding protected innovation. Presently, an ideal opportunity to see a goal from Yahoo, recognize the liable party and move on.

All of us should go to bat for our protected innovation rights. Assuming valid, it is upsetting that so minimal confirmation is needed for such an extortion to be perpetuated and guiltless gatherings to be influenced. The onus of verification ought to be on the petitioner: simple if legitimate, intense if not.