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« Reply #150 on: January 11, 2013, 12:28 »
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Shouldn't his name be unclickable if he's banned?

No. It's only unclickable (and greyed out) if the account is closed. He'll have the opportunity to come back once his ban is lifted.

sure he deserves a second chance :o


« Reply #151 on: January 11, 2013, 13:13 »
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Shouldn't his name be unclickable if he's banned?

No. It's only unclickable (and greyed out) if the account is closed. He'll have the opportunity to come back once his ban is lifted.

Correct. It is only grey when someone deletes their own account.
You can't tell which members are banned. Perhaps I should change that in te future.
Bans last for as long as they are set to last. This ban is set to last forever.

« Reply #152 on: January 11, 2013, 13:16 »
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Thanks for explaining it Luis and Leaf

« Reply #153 on: January 11, 2013, 16:33 »
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I was out today and only now had a chance to read the last page of the thread..

I will just say "I couldn't believe what I read.."

I don't see anyone better to run this place than Leaf!

so thanks Leaf!

@ Microbius
We are all in this together, and thanks for contributing to this and many other threads reporting violations..

« Reply #154 on: January 11, 2013, 16:40 »
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...I don't see anyone better to run this place than Leaf!

so thanks Leaf!

@ Microbius
We are all in this together, and thanks for contributing to this and many other threads reporting violations..
I have been watching this thread, and as an illustrator I thank the posters who took the time and did the work to bring the infringer to justice. Good job.
And yes, Leaf is great, what would we do without MSG?

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #155 on: March 10, 2013, 08:01 »
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Well done to those who exposed the fraud of that Romanian studio. Although it surprised me people still wanted to believe this scam guy when he said he didn't know. Nothing more than some lame excuse and a "Ich habe es nicht gewusst" mentality.

« Reply #156 on: March 11, 2013, 01:40 »
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so brainik comes on here claiming they are the studio owners  ::) we call them out as thieves. then signs up on another account as "davidbaker"  ::) to begin trash talking. same thief?

Microbius

« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2013, 03:18 »
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« Reply #158 on: March 13, 2013, 14:53 »
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Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #159 on: March 17, 2013, 10:19 »
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« Reply #160 on: March 17, 2013, 10:26 »
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http://www.vectorstock.com/portfolio/designious?


Is this plagiarism as well? Then report it.


sure it is, its the same portfolio but in other agency

« Reply #161 on: March 17, 2013, 13:02 »
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I was thinking a bit after long time that I didnt want to use my brain for various reasons...

I really think I have some good ides of making microstock better place for us and I would like to share them even if I end up being funny.

I would start from here and if this turns to be ok idea i can add more to it...


So what have we ever done to protect our self... nothing or little me thinks... and why is that so ?


So there are tons of us out there , but our system doesn't exist and individual efforts are ok but not good enough.



Im not so good with coding and stuff , but wouldn't it be possible to build a small site where when someone finds something like that just copy-paste the link and the system does reporting automatically or semi-automatically and report the case where it should be reported in shortest possible perod. Or if its strange some moderatr could take a look a decide if its worth reporting.

Yes there are million possible places to track but the number of microstock artist is not something that's to throw away , i saw many times things like that and didnt know what to do except looking for some forum topic buried in time.

The project could be linked to this site , and it can also have in later phase some implemented artist notification that could bring more fellow microstockers here.

If someone is interested to do some derivation of this idea i will always be willing to contribute in financial way for webhosting.

If we don't protect ourself....who will ?  Every industry is stronger in that than us.


Didnt know if its good enough to open new topic so I wrote it here and if u find idea stupid just forget it
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 13:05 by Lizard »

« Reply #162 on: March 17, 2013, 13:08 »
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It's not a stupid idea. But as you mentioned there is no programmer available who would do that for free. Furthermore there are costs involved (domain, hosting etc.) Plus the site has to be updated and maintained as lots of things change constantly.

...
Im not so good with coding and stuff , but wouldn't it be possible to build a small site where when someone finds something like that just copy-paste the link and the system does reporting automatically or semi-automatically and report the case where it should be reported in shortest possible perod.
...

It has to be a special person that would start working on it without pay. There might be payment options possible down the road (premium services, advertising income etc.) but initially there are no funds to start this.

There are people out there that do this kind of work but only very few.

Maybe someone on this forum is willing to set up such a site...?

« Reply #163 on: March 17, 2013, 13:12 »
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It's not a stupid idea. But as you mentioned there is no programmer available who would do that for free. Furthermore there are costs involved (domain, hosting etc.) Plus the site has to be updated and maintained as lots of things change constantly.

...
Im not so good with coding and stuff , but wouldn't it be possible to build a small site where when someone finds something like that just copy-paste the link and the system does reporting automatically or semi-automatically and report the case where it should be reported in shortest possible perod.
...

It has to be a special person that would start working on it without pay. There might be payment options possible down the road (premium services, advertising income etc.) but initially there are no funds to start this.

There are people out there that do this kind of work but only very few.

Maybe someone on this forum is willing to set up such a site...?

And how hard would it be if high amount of us contribute with small amounts...

How expensive could it be , I would throw lets say 20$ in that direction anyday...

« Reply #164 on: March 17, 2013, 13:28 »
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Ok you can take the initiative and start a new thread to call this a project.

It does require someone who has a plan (you) to direct the efforts appropriately.

You have to find a trustworthy programmer who is willing to work on this project (with a plan in place in order to present it to the programmer!).

There are a lot of people on this forum who focus on producing images to sell them.

Very few have the time, energy and resources to do what it requires in order to create this site.

The idea is good - but it has to be thought through. A discussion on this forum can help to figure things out. Therefore it might be a good start to create a separate topic regarding this potential project.

Maybe this helps.

« Reply #165 on: March 17, 2013, 13:37 »
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Ok you can take the initiative and start a new thread to call this a project.
...
There are a lot of people on this forum who focus on producing images to sell them.
I agree. This idea might be something worth doing. The very fact that microstockers have little spare time means that a site which saves us time dealing with copyright infringement is probably a good idea.

And there might be many ways to do this project. Maybe treat it as a lean startup, these are often built in a weekend. Ads could be sold on such a site. Or maybe one of the microstock sites might provide this as a free service.

« Reply #166 on: March 17, 2013, 13:39 »
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Im not so good with coding and stuff , but wouldn't it be possible to build a small site where when someone finds something like that just copy-paste the link and the system does reporting automatically or semi-automatically and report the case where it should be reported in shortest possible perod. Or if its strange some moderatr could take a look a decide if its worth reporting.


You Thought We Wouldn't Notice... but we did. No reporting as such, but is this the sort of thing you had in mind?

« Reply #167 on: March 17, 2013, 14:10 »
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Im not so good with coding and stuff , but wouldn't it be possible to build a small site where when someone finds something like that just copy-paste the link and the system does reporting automatically or semi-automatically and report the case where it should be reported in shortest possible perod. Or if its strange some moderatr could take a look a decide if its worth reporting.


You Thought We Wouldn't Notice... but we did. No reporting as such, but is this the sort of thing you had in mind?

Another possibility for the idea. Maybe this blogging lawer - or another IP attorney - would subsidize the OP's idea in order to promote his or her practice?

« Reply #168 on: March 17, 2013, 16:49 »
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Im not so good with coding and stuff , but wouldn't it be possible to build a small site where when someone finds something like that just copy-paste the link and the system does reporting automatically or semi-automatically and report the case where it should be reported in shortest possible perod. Or if its strange some moderatr could take a look a decide if its worth reporting.


You Thought We Wouldn't Notice... but we did. No reporting as such, but is this the sort of thing you had in mind?



Actually my original though were much wider than only this...but..

I was thinking of something really really simple , one copyspace for link in the middle of the page, one "help" section where the procedure is described...and linked from this forum

No images, no comparations , something that works , that send warning to all sides involved with owner of the site being last in chain because he knows exactly what he is doing.

I believe the site on your link is ok , but what i had in mind is stronger much stronger...and the main strength would be that it would be part or or linked at this site, place where  most of contributors come for this or that reason.



As I said I started to think how we can make microstock better place for us and one idea lead me to another...

On the other hand beside protecting our work one of the goals would be to bring more contributors to independent forum and make this place even larger contributors base for any discussion...

of course i only wrote one of my ideas , i don't want nothing from that , i don't have skills to make this project happen and as i said i will participate with a donation if anyone is up and willing to do something , but its Leaf is the one in charge here so if he thinks it good idea he can use it anytime.


« Reply #169 on: March 17, 2013, 17:45 »
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I'm willing to purchase the domain and provide hosting and coding to get this going. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but what we're talking about is a website that does the following:
  • Allows microstockers to report copyright infringements
  • Allows microstockers to send DMCA takedown notices

What am I missing?

« Reply #170 on: March 17, 2013, 17:55 »
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I'm willing to purchase the domain and provide hosting and coding to get this going. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but what we're talking about is a website that does the following:
  • Allows microstockers to report copyright infringements
  • Allows microstockers to send DMCA takedown notices

What am I missing?

You are right and Im glad if i helped with an idea... ;)


« Reply #171 on: March 17, 2013, 17:59 »
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Anyone have ideas for domain names?

artistprotect.com

ETA first domain that I thought of. It's available.

« Reply #172 on: March 17, 2013, 19:05 »
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picturesafe sosartist copyrightshield

« Reply #173 on: March 17, 2013, 19:12 »
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Of those suggestions, only sosartist.com is available.

A quick FYI for anyone else that wants to help decide on the domain name... You can check domain name availability at http://www.whois.net.

I'll try to keep a running list of available domains here. So far we have:
sosartist.com
artistprotect.com

« Reply #174 on: March 17, 2013, 19:14 »
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artistprotect.com

ETA first domain that I thought of. It's available.
Sounds very good to me. I would be willing to kick in some $ if it should be useful. And I still think it should be designed with some potential for revenue, in case it is successful and more money is needed to grow and maintain it (and the .com as opposed to .org suggests that it is a business).


 

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