Using Others' Photos

Dear Forum,

We have recently had someone contact us with a complaint that a photo of theirs has been used without a ‘licence’ (even thought the photo wasn’t for commercial use). Whilst we can pretend to be lawyers and debate whether you can or cannot use specific photos per case, it is privy that you are careful about the photos you chose to use on the forum. This is mainly because we don’t want long, boring emails from complainants.

As I mentioned, no one on here (queue a sudden influx) is a lawyer, and quite frankly there are probably many rules about the use of photography that isn’t yours that are nonsense. Regardless, from now on please be careful about what photos you use, and where you get them from. If in doubt, don’t bother and find another image. Easiest thing to do is to use a photo you, or someone you know, has and can use with no hassle.

I am sure everyone is tired of debates about this sort of thing, and FDS don’t exactly want people moaning to them, legitimately or not, about the misuse of their images.

Good showing chaps,

Sukhoi Su-30MKI
MaxFacts: Downloaded Photo's and the "Fair Use" Doctrine
Aurigny ATR-72-500
Norwegian 737 MAX 8
Air Canada A340-300
Turkish Airlines DC-10 Old Livery
Favorite IF/RWA photo in your camera roll!
Emirates B787-8
ANA Star Wars C-3PO Boeing 777-200
Viva Aerobus - A320 New Livery
Favourite Aerobatic Team
Creating a Feature Request
Name this Plane!
Anadolu Jet Embraer 190
Share some Cool Aviation Related Instagram Photos!
Hawaiian Airlines MD-80
TUI netherlands B767-300
A Note on Photo Licensing
Enter Air Boeing 737-800
Funny Aviation Memes
Engine Off in Detail
18 Avro RJ85s
Eurowings Crj-900
Turkish Airlines A330-200 Retro Livery
Bombardier Global Express (GLEX)
HK express 'U-Fly alliance' A320
Regular Re-Shuffle || New Expectations
US Airways CRJ-900
Engine Condensation
Cirrus SR22 N264MC Livery
ATR 72-500 Mistral Air (Poste Italiane)
Piper PA-38 Tomahawk
Aeroméxico Boeing 787-9 Quetzalcóatl Livery
Airbus A380 Airbus livery
Airbus A340-600 House Colors (old)
Virgin Atlantic B747-400 (New Livery)
Bombardier CS100
Air Caraïbes A330-300
Piper PA-11
Air Berlin A320 (Oneworld Livery)
Epic E1000
Instant IFC Removal
Ryanair 737-800 "Old Boeing House Colors"
What's your favorite old livery?
Qantas Yananyi Dreaming Boeing 737-800
Qatar Airways A320
TAM Boeing 767-300ER
LOT Polish Airlines Dash 8-Q400 Visit in Israel Livery
Regent Airways Boeing 737-700
Airbus A300
A321-200 CSA airlines
Fokker 50
Red Wings Sukhoi Superjet 100
Alaska Airlines 737-900 “More To Love” Livery
Boeing 737-800 Alaska Airlines Lei Livery
TAM Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Japan Airlines Boeing 767 300ER
Gemini Air Cargo MD-11
BAe Hawk T.1 / T.2
Lufthansa A350-900 in Denver
WestJet Walt Disney World livery
South African A320-200
Delta Atlanta Olympics 1996 MD11
El Al (New livery) 787-9
Air Nostrum CRJ-1000
Saab 2000
Arik Air Airbus A340-500
Viasa DC-10
China Airlines/Boeing Livery 747-400
Fly 540 Bombardier CRJ-200
American Airlines B737-800 | Retro Livery
Flagging Guidelines 2018
Design Your Own Airline | Or Repaint
Azul A320neo
American Eagle e175
Turkish Airlines A330-200 Retro Livery
B787-8 ANA Airways
"Rockwell B-1 Lancer"
Antonov AN-124
RwandAir A330-300
UPS Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-11F
AeroMexico Boeing 717 (old livery)
Delta Airlines announces withdrawl of operations from Tokyo-Narita
GOL Boeing 737-800 (new livery)
Aircraft unstable during a crosswind landing?

Neat post Mish.




I thought it was Oompa Loompa 😂


No idea. I should look it up (you’re correct 😉)


As a fake lawyer, I would be interested in knowing if the complainant was correct.


^^^ Love this!


This will help many people, personally I don’t care about my photos being used. But thank you.


Judge: Defendant, state your case

“This person used my picture in a 777 feature request, and I am asking for 3 million dollars in copyright claims”.

Judge: What the fudge is a feature request…


Cuz that’s reasonable


So give a like, posts like that just add noise and are not valuable comments.


Note: Especially do not crop watermarks out of the photos


Note: Provide a link to the original site where the image is uploaded, if possible


Note: State to who’m the credit is due below the photo