Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

August 12, 2009

Photograph theft by Sabq “online newspaper” – updated

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Khaled A. @ 11:18 am

Update: Sabq has removed the photograph without adding any statements regarding the issue. They also censored all comments about the stolen photograph. From now on I will call Sabq (سبق) “Sarq” (سرق) as in “theft”.

In a news post ironically about theft, Sabq has included an image taken from Yousef Raffah without his permission.

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Yousef Raffah is a photographer living in Jeddah and this is not the first time his photos were stolen. This is the original photograph:

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Sabq is an electronic newspaper in Arabic. They should respect intellectual properties and credit the photographer instead of stealing it like that.