My photo was stolen and used in a Malaysian stamp?

Started Oct 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: My photo was stolen and used in a Malaysian stamp?

Charles2 wrote:

RhysM wrote:

... the chances of you successfully getting any redress for its use is slim to none. They'll argue, it's not the same image, say all birds look the same, you'll get in to needing an independent expert to testify it's your image, the fact you are in different countries will only complicate matters, etc...

Even if you did by some miracle win, the amount you'd get in compensation would be disproportionate to the time it would take.

Yes, purely legal action will not gain you recompense. Your demand letter to the Malaysian post should also spell out your plan of publicity should they deny you compensation - in the general media, in philately media (where their misidentification of species adds to the shame), in the travel and tourist industry, as a counter in situations where the Malaysian government has cried about theft of its antiquities and so on.

I agree with what people are saying in support of your situation.  I certainly would make it widely know as possible about this theft.  You may not get any compensation, but you can take a positive from this… you are getting your name out there to people who may actually be willing to pay for your photos.

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