August 13 2009 – Plagarism on the riverside

I took a share taxi ($10 for the front seat) from Kompong Thom to Phnom Penh and had a shock upon entering the city.
For a little background, I took some photos for the inaugural issue of 7 Days, which is a weekly lifestyle magazine put out by the Phnom Penh Post. One of the photos, which is has Sapor Model Nai holding a Cosmopolitan ran as the cover.
So imagine my shock when I discovered that the same picture was plastered on a banner on the riverside advertising cheap cocktails at a restaurant. The problem is that copyright laws in this country are non-existent and it looks like there is no legal recourse I can take about this. Will have to think about it.
Anyhoo, the offending banner:

plagarism on the riverside

plagarism on the riverside

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3 Comments

  1. Crystal Chang August 17, 2009 at 6:38 am #

    Aw, I’m sorry about that. I am impressed how quickly they ripped off your image though.

  2. Todd Cedars August 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    Or is it the highest of compliments for your photojournalistic skills? At least you can drive by and tell everyone….I took that photo.

    Cheers Mate!

  3. nestle poell September 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    this sucks big time…

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