Photographer's Note

© stands for "Copyright". Everyone knew that. Still, violations keep happening and drawing people of different honesty into conflict.

I am posting this shot to seek your advice on my case.

The first appearance of the bright picture in the background of this post was first published in TrekEarth on Dec 7, 2004. Without my consent, it has been enlarged, manipulated and used as background for Song # 11 sung by Hoàng Oanh in their most recent product, ”Paris By Night 88” DVD, after being horizontally flipped canvas.

More pictures that show their use here and here.

*Who took my copyright without permission? — Thuy Nga Inc., “The Largest Vietnamese Media & Music Production Company In The World “
*Why? — "We represent the voice of the Vietnamese outside Vietnam," says Marie To, head of Thuy Nga Productions of Los Angeles, which stages the live shows around the world and produces the videos of them. (Source)

Info about the company:

9295 Bolsa Avenue
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 891-5665 / 894-5811
(714) 891-9673 Fax
[email protected]

More info about the size of company:

Without a doubt, Thuy Nga is the number one recording company, providing state-of-the art music videos performed by the top Vietnamese artists. It is the only Vietnamese music production company to showcase an illustrious roster of international artists that include the famous Disco group, Boney M and beloved French superstar Christophe.

Each multi-million dollar production features memorable songs that are rich in love poetry—while the distinctly Vietnamese melodies are laced with Western beats, be they pop, blues or, more recently, rap music.

Nearly every Vietnamese person worldwide has heard of “Paris By Night” videos. Those who don’t own a tape have seen them on Vietnamese television programs or in Vietnamese restaurants and shopping centers.(History)

Since this is my first experience with legal matter, I don’t know what and how to begin with. Negative for the picture still be in my possession. This is to request for your kind advice on necessary steps to deal with such a giant company—as my first lesson to learn about ©Copyright. Any suggestions or tips are sincerely welcome and appreciated.



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