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The Sun and Copyright Abuse Again - Rare £2 Coins

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It's not the first time that The Sun Newspaper and thesun.co.uk online have used our high quality coin photos to churn out low quality journalism.

It seems that most newspapers have a policy that if they want a photo, just "steal" (copy) it from wherever you like, then if the owner discovers the Intellectual Rights Infringement, get the legal team to contest it, because the I.P. rights owner might agree to a palrty amount, or give in because of the potential legal fees, and if they do have to pay out, it's probably still cheaper than getting its own high quality photos in the first place.

The Sun is a British tabloid newspaper, published by the News Group Newspapers division of News UK, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. So it could probably afford to pay for its own photos, but it can undoubtedly make more money by ripping off other people's work.

Here is the latest example:


It's very annoying when one of our photos appears earlier in Google search results on the site of a copyright thief (abuser), than on our own sites, but it happens.


This is our Northern Ireland £2 photo as used in The Sun's article, followed by:


Our Wales £2 coin being used by The Sun in its article.

What's even worse:

The "news" article is actually a pile of low quality clickbait c**p.

It appears to be a promotional item in conjunction with one of our competitors Westminster Collections, a.k.a. Change Checker, a.k.a 288 Group.

I do not know the exact arrangement or deal between Westminster and The Sun, and I suspect that I may nevre find out. The "news" items are never disclosed as promotional or paid for content. Perhaps Westminster receive the links free in return for providing free "copy" (in more than one sense).

Westminster are also a past copyright abuser, see:


If Westminster had their own high quality photographs, they could supply them to The Sun, rather than use inferior ones, or out high quality ones. why they don't I do not know. It's probably because they can't be bothered, ans prefer to minimise cost and maximise profit.

All comments welcome!




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