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Amazon is using my photo!

  1. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I decided to re-write one of my very first hubs on here because I'd made a mess of the optimization of the first one. Imagine my surprise when I nipped over to Amazon to see them using one of my photos on their product!
    I'm not objecting - not at all - I often use Amazon's photos without permission. But this was a pretty average photograph of a kiwi plant taken with a cheap Nokia phone.
    I feel quite famous now! (and no they didn't give me a link either!)

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile LoL I always wondered where they got their photos. Good job!

    2. iamalegend profile image72
      iamalegendposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cool smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Send them a bill! smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now that would be hilarious....

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Thanks wrylilt, and no paradigm..if I send them a bill they might send me one in return, and I have hundreds of their piccies smile

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    http://www.amazon.com/Startified-Hardy- … amp;sr=8-8
    oh and the photo is here if anyone is interesed.

  5. Ellarose92 profile image59
    Ellarose92posted 6 years ago

    Haha that's pretty cool I'd write them and see what they say haha

  6. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    Chances are it is a seller on Amazon that is using your picture. Many of the items on there that look like they come right from the Amazon warehouse is actually the many sellers on there.

    So chances are it was a person who did a search for that item, copied it and is using it to sell on Amazon. smile

  7. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    It is a seller, and I suggest you contact them.  Chances are they have a blog or website somewhere, you could ask them for a backlink in exchange for the use of your photo.

    There's a link on this page to contact them direct.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/seller/at … YS0Z0XNILU

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm hesitant to contact them in case they just drop the photo. I'm really quite happy for them to use it - in fact I was tickled pink when I came across it!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you write and say how thrilled you were to see your photo, I don't see how they could take it the wrong way.

    2. Howard S. profile image83
      Howard S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Marissa. It's easier for them to give you credit and a backlink than to find another photo. Since that much is helpful to you, just ask gracefully and enjoy the result.

  8. yenajeon profile image81
    yenajeonposted 6 years ago

    Could you sue for copyright? Haha

  9. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    That's interesting.  Where was your photo posted for them to find?  Just curious.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      On a hub I wrote over a year ago.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image94
        wordscribe43posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I think that's kinda cool.  I like the picture...

  10. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for putting it that way Marisa and Howard. I'll think about writing to them and let you know what happens smile

 
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