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Steinweg

Built in 1914 by Burmeister & Wain for Johnson Line as the "Pacific" the "Steinweg" was one of the world's first motorships. Seen at Lagos she lasted until 1980 when she was broken up at Calcutta. Names were 1951 "Ellen Hugo Stinnes", 1964 "Steinweg", 1966 "Ellen Hugo Stinnes", 1971 "Nedderland", 1

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I notice this photograph has now appeared on another (German) website without acknowledgement. Although I took it I haven't registered copyright but doesn't common courtesy require that the original photographer be recognised if you choose to appropriate his or her pictures?
 

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You are so right Dave, however, hundreds of photographs appear in SN without acknowledgement and a lot are taken from the internet/books or other sources.

The problem is that nobody prosecutes somebody for stealing a photo, but common courtesy should prevail.
Unfortunately the latter does not always occur and I feel the only way to get out of this is to paste your copyright with name all over the photo diagionally to avoid duplication on other sites, unfortunately that makes the picture second class.
So what is the solution??
You could issue a protest on that German site, that would alert the administrator of that site I guess.
Jan
 

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Jan,
Eleven minutes for a response - is that a record? You are right, of course, but if people are innocently enjoying the picture it seems churlish to spoil their pleasure by claiming ownership. I am away in the morning piloting cruise ships for the next week so it will be interesting when I return to see what response this item has elicited. I note that 'Shipsnostalgia' now requires proof of provenence for photos posted so there may be some interesting replies.
 

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Enjoy your upcoming work at sea Dave and take some action photos if you can.
What about a nice photo when negotiating the pilot ladder?

Re: your comments, yes interesting to find out how we go about in the future.
 

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I remember seeing the "STREINWEG" a couple of times in the 60's on the West Africa coast. she wasrunning for Woermann-Linie o ntheir Continent /West Africa service. At the time I realsied she was old but, when someoen told me she was built in 1914 you could have knocked me down with a Yam(Jester)
 

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