Legal/Infringement Notices/Digiview Productions
My name is Ab Kuenzli. I go by "Bud". I am a professional photographer residing in North Pole, Alaska. I am a retired high school teacher/principal/technology manager. Three new Firefox Personas use cropped portions of a famous image of mine.
One Persona is found at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/persona/47422. You can see this is a crop of a famous image of mine found at http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap071009.html . That image has been licensed by me in the past and has monetary value. The Persona is a crop of a section of the upper right area that includes the Pleides constellation.
The second Persona is actually another crop of the same image. You will see https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/persona/15826 is a crop of the above apod.nasa image which was then reversed (flipped horizontally). This Persona crops from the left middle area and extends to catch the meteor and beyond; it is cropped and flipped.
The THIRD Persona takes from the same image yet again! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/persona/34771 is a crop from the right middle of my original image.
You can see further examples of my work at http://www.pbase.com/santa. That web page includes the image in question, whose original file name is _V5U9211. This image is possibly my most famous image due to the wide recognition the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day has throughout the world. At http://www.pbase.com/santa/aurora you might note a comment by Katherine Lewis from Oct. 19, 2008 that lends further evidence of the existence of this image on my personal web site.
The NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day creates a DVD of honored images. They also publish a list of copyright holders. You will find my name listed at http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlnasa/reference/ImagineDVD/Files/apod/apod/lib/copyright_holders.html . My only copyright with APOD is for the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day in question as linked above.
In all good faith I believe the above three images as linked are cropped portions of _V5U9211 of which I am the original photographer and owner of the copyright and as such each of the three images in question infringe on my copyright. All of the information contained in this DMCA Notice is accurate. I so state under penalty of perjury.
I do not know if I am supposed to contact or try to contact these offenders. I await your response on this matter. Thank you.
Ab (bud) Kuenzli
[street address removed]
North Pole, Alaska 99705
[telephone number removed]
Included below is my electronic signature. A bit large. My apologies for that.
In cyberspace when you get where you're going you still don't know where you are - Bud Kuenzli