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« on: June 10, 2012, 04:07 »
I found one of my travel photos on this website.

newbielink: [nonactive]

What disturbs me the most about this website is that most of the photos there are available for free downloads at high-resolution of more than 1 MP. I have contacted the website owner who claimed to have bought my photo from I have checked with and they confirmed that this is an infringement of the terms and conditions of their EULA, ( newbielink: [nonactive]) Clause no.4, section a, b, c and d.

4. You may NOT

(a) distribute the Content, electronically or in hard copy, except as specifically authorized under paragraph 3 above;
(b) authorize any third party to use the Content for any purpose or resell, sublicense, or otherwise make available the Content for use or distribution separately or detached from a product or Web page;
(c) share Content across a network or service, on a CD or DVD or any media, or in any other way that enables Content to be accessed by any third party (subject to the provisions in this Agreement), downloaded or distributed via mobile devices or shared in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement;
(d) under any circumstances, use automated or programmatic means or methods to download Content;

When I searched other photos the

« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 04:15 »

When I searched other photos on the website with Google's reverse search, I see that many are available on sale at as well as other sites.

The website owner has ignored my subsequent emails. I am sure has also contacted the website admin, but the links to the high-res images are still there, openly available for downloads.

It is not good for contributors like us when the buyers are ignorant of the terms and conditions. Do you think can help us on this or how far are they willing to go to protect us, the contributors?


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