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For the second time this year a picture of mine was illegally used without my agreement by SITI Network.
It came on SITI Varanasi TV the 16th of August 2011 at 10pm.
Whenever my work is stolen without asking, without mentioning any credit, I am suing the thieves and asking substantial damages to be given to an NGO in Varanasi.
The people in charge of this case were threatened to give up in order that this NGO keeps a good position in the medias.
Since a few days I also got rude comments under some of my pictures on several Facebook groups connected to Varanasi, on WordPress and on Flickr.
Those comments are all connected to my copyrights notice mentioned under each of my images, claiming that no picture shot in the city belongs to photographers but to the people of the city.
Nevertheless copyright is a statutory right to stop others copying or exploiting authors’ works in various other ways without permission and India accepted this international agreement known as the Berne Concention.
Therefore there is nothing to desagree as it is compulsory.
The worst is that this TV show settled by SITI was about Anna Hazare and corruption (those who understand Hindi can read what is written in the lower part of the screen).
SITI is talking about corruption but they are more corrupted…!!!
They steal, they behave like mafias and they dare to teach lessons on what is right or wrong…what a joke…!!!
I am taking this case to court and in the meantime I am calling everyone to boycott those opprtunists…BOYCOTT SITI NETWORK…!!!