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Copyright RECON: Walgreen's

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the RECON investigation of CVS.We have reported our findings and are currently waiting on a response to the report we issued to their corporate offices. Overall, CVS stores complied with U.S. Copyright Law. Store clerks prevented RECON Team members from successfully making reproductions. In our report, we did cited the results of a few RECON visits during which copies were made.

The May 2008 RECON mission will investigate Walgreen’s Photo Centers. Please visit your local Walgreen’s store during the next month and help PPA determine their level of copyright compliance.

As a RECON volunteer, PPA is asking you to:

  1. Go to your local Walgreen’s. To find a Walgreeen’s with a photo center near you click here.
  2. Ask them to make a copy of a clearly marked copyrighted print.
  3. If they say no, politely thank them for their time and simply leave. Do not attempt to talk them into copying it. If they do make the copy, be sure to keep the copy and your receipt as proof of the transaction. Also, any information you can provide regarding the staff person who assists you and any other details relating to your visit to the photo center is extremely helpful.

Regardless of the outcome of your visit, please let us know how it goes by sending an e-mail to The deadline for completing this effort is Friday, June 13, 2008.

You may also elect to send a digital file (clearly marked as copyrighted) to your local Walgreen’s via their photo center website.You will need to create an online account with them if you do not already have one.

Once this effort is complete, PPA will share the overall results with RECON members and contact Walgreen’s with the results.

Thank you for your assistance in helping to enforce the rights of all professional photographers.


The digital file I sent seemed to get no attention by the team at all. But maybe the mistake is mine since I didn't mark it as copyrighted.

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