So, a few weeks ago I wanted to order some food from one of the local places in my town. I went to their website to notice that all of their images had the iStockphoto watermark over them. This place has been around about a year now with a website. So today I go back to check out the menu again and still nothing has changed. The site in question is http://www.jambone.net/index.htm
Not only does this look absurd, I just don’t see it fair to the photographers of the work they are displaying as their food. Just wondering what you all think. Worth mentioning the next time I order some food or what?
Wow. Just wow.
I probably would mention something the next time you stop in, but not to the waiter or host. I would go to the manager and let him know what could happen to the company. You never know, you might get something from them.
I would understand if it was a mockup, but that’s definitely live and public. Makes the company look a bit unprofessional.
You would think they could afford the few bucks for the images lol
I would talk to the owner and explain that if the copyright holders find this they can and will be sued for infringement – offer to alter these images for them at a nominal charge and explain that whoever created the website had no regard for the legalities of this and that they placed their client (this restaurant) in a very dangerous position and that you would never do this to one of your many clients you have
Then pitch for their website maintenance and fresh update to their site – otherwise if you receive a hostile reception – contact istockphoto.com – they will do the rest
If they’re not gonna pay for them then they’re not gonna pay for them, but even then, it takes only rudimentary Photoshop skill to remove them. How tacky.
DISCLAIMER : THE ABOVE WAS A JOKE . I AM NOT ENCOURAGING THEFT .
^ It’s sad that I have to put that.
Then pitch for their website maintenance and fresh update to their site
A company that doesn’t pay $5 for a few images, surely isn’t a company that would want to work with. They would be one of those clients that wants everything for nothing.
You would be surprised how dumb clients (I don’t mean stupid I just mean ignorant) can be – the chances are they are not even aware of what is on their website – it’s worth contacting and explaining – when a company hires a “professional” they expect that person will guide them – it’s our job as service providers to make sure they get what they should have – some people don’t do that and take the money and run.
I’m disgusted That looks like really good food lol. Report them!