We contacted those websites involved and had hoped to resolve this amicably and privately. We were given assurances that this would be addressed and thought we were making progress... until one website repeated the their actions with further information.
We are therefore taking this opportunity to remind our visitors of the copyright notice that is applied to every page of the website.
Copyright @PhilipGlenisterFans. All Rights Reserved. The content of this website must not be reproduced anywhere else without consent and credit must be given.
All photos and video footage belong to the production companies and/or TV stations which own the programmes from which we obtained them. They are placed on this website purely for the private enjoyment of fans and visitors. Wherever possible, we will state the relevant copyright interests. No copyright infringement is intended. If any copyright owner feels aggrieved by our content, please contact us and we will remove it.
We appreciate that it is difficult to police such matters on the internet. But, as we're sure you can imagine, running a website like this and researching and compiling all the content, (including building those relationships with other professionals) takes a considerable amount of time, effort and money and, whilst we want to share the information with the public, we must insist that any material (text, photo, video, audio) taken from our site is credited back to us.
It isn't much to ask for just a line to say, "thanks to PhilipGlenisterFans.weebly.com" or something similar.
We already add watermarks to some of the videos on the site and are sad to say that if the current spate of 'thefts' continues then we may have to look at watermarking every image and video on the site. This is something that when launching this website we had hoped to avoid as we feel it lessens visitors enjoyment.
We shall be taking various forms of action against the website that we feel has violated our copyright notice but we are also asking our visitors to be extra vigilant when surfing the internet; if you see something you believe has originated on this website posted somewhere else without the appropriate credit being given, please let us know.
We need you to ensure that the website can survive in it's current format - we don't want to change the way we work, but we will if we have to.