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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 20:27 »
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It was snagged off the DT site, the watermark is still on it. Be happy that you've only found one (so far). Usages like this are rampant. You can try and fill out the form on DT to report the illegal use, file a DMCA or contact the owner of the site with your complaint. Nothing much else you can do and it gets to be a full time job trying to stop this (I'm not saying that you shouldn't try). It's a blog and that's where this sort of thing happens the most often. Many bloggers haven't got a clue. They assume that if they can find it they can use it but this is especially bad since they had to go to the DT site to steal it with the watermark. Welcome to microstock.

« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 22:49 »
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It was snagged off the DT site, the watermark is still on it. Be happy that you've only found one (so far). Usages like this are rampant. You can try and fill out the form on DT to report the illegal use, file a DMCA or contact the owner of the site with your complaint. Nothing much else you can do and it gets to be a full time job trying to stop this (I'm not saying that you shouldn't try). It's a blog and that's where this sort of thing happens the most often. Many bloggers haven't got a clue. They assume that if they can find it they can use it but this is especially bad since they had to go to the DT site to steal it with the watermark. Welcome to microstock.

When I found one of my DT watermarked images on a blog I contacted DT and they sent a letter within a day or two but the image remained on the blog for a few weeks so I went to the blog host and filed a DMCA and it was down withing 24 hours.  Six months later I got an e-mail from DT letting me know that the image had been removed.  My advice would be to follow channels through DT but if it's still up after a week then go to Blogspot who is hosting the blog and file the DMCA directly.

« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 14:35 »
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Thank a lot for your help. I didn't see the watermark of Dreamstime. I reported to Dreamstime and hope to get an answer. That's the first time I recognized a misuse of one of my images.


 

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