My photo was stolen and used in a Malaysian stamp?

Started Oct 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Trafford
Trafford Veteran Member • Posts: 8,255
Re: Statement from stamp designer

glasswave wrote:

Trafford wrote:

glasswave wrote:

liquidstone wrote:

Design firm breaks silence over 'stolen' stamp photos

The stamp collection that potentially could land Pos Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia and a design firm in hot water is only a draft version.

Yes, you read that right.

We received a statement late Monday night from Media Eye Sdn Bhd confirming that the stamps for the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign designed by them were submitted as drafts to the two government agencies.

Read more from Yahoo News

Sounds like back pedaling to me. Why would they have gone to the trouble of editing in a new branch and otherwise trying to disguise the photos if it was only a draft? Why would the Pos post a "poster" of stamps that could not be purchased?

No it doesn't. It sounds more like a thorough investigation on their part,

I meant back pedaling on the part of the design firm, Media Eye Sdn Bhd, not yahoo news or pos Malaysia.

the question now
is how did the draft version get on the Internet.

The "poster" got onto the Pos Malaysia facebook site because Pos Malaysia posted it. I have heard no reports saying that their account was hacked.

You did not account for my question, "Why would Media Eye Sdn Bhd have gone to the trouble of editing in a new branch and otherwise trying to disguise the photos if it was only a draft?"

Who knows why? Just look at all the mock-ups of cameras that make it onto DPReview
and the rumour mill, how many turn out to be duds?

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