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« on: May 16, 2015, 05:46 »
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Hi,
I've checked on the forum, but I couldn't find any topic about web sites that are infringing our copyrights. I was thinking to start posting here all the sites we find with this problem, so we all can search if it's there anyone else having the same issue with those websites. Maybe we can help each other and fight against them.

Here are my first ones:

http://pixshark.com/join-our-team-hiring.htm
http://pixgood.com/join-our-team-hiring.html
http://www.tooopen.com/
http://weili.ooopic.com/

I've send a note to them but with no results, i've complained about this to Istock for example, but with no result.  What do you do in this situation and what similar websites did you found?

Best regards,
Luka.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 05:51 by Luka »


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 05:50 »
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Hi, Luka ~
The msg forum you want is Image Sleuth, http://www.microstockgroup.com/image-sleuth, though it's not clear just from the name that that's what the forum is about. (When I saw it at first, I thought it was for people wanting to track down the source of a particular image.)

« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2015, 05:58 »
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Hi, Luka ~
The msg forum you want is Image Sleuth, http://www.microstockgroup.com/image-sleuth, though it's not clear just from the name that that's what the forum is about. (When I saw it at first, I thought it was for people wanting to track down the source of a particular image.)


Thanks for the link. I will read later all topics and maybe I find a solution for my work also.

« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2015, 07:58 »
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These links are Phishing links.

« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2015, 10:50 »
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These links are Phishing links.

How can you know that? A sort of definition of phishing I found on internet is this:
"Phishing email will direct the user to visit a website where they are asked to update personal information, such as a password, credit card, social security, or bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The website, however, is bogus and set up only to steal the information the user enters on the page."


Those websites didn't tried to obtain any personal information from me, I found my images / vectors stolen, using google image. The first 2 links offer a lot of images on big size to be saved on personal computers, and the chinese sites (the other 2) ...I really do not understand that language, but I have found also the word EPS in the page where my images were on a very big size offered to be saved, so I assume that they offer also the vectors, probably for free (actually it doesn't matter if it's for free or not, as long as I don't get any penny  >:( ).

ShadySue

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2015, 11:10 »
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There are dozens, probably hundreds of sites like that, often using watermarked stock images., and many hosting in China/Far East.
I'm not sure if there's much you can do, as China seems not to care much about copyright, while paying lipservice to legal issues.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property_in_China

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/07/22/in-china-why-piracy-is-here-to-stay

However, read also:
http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/copyright.html


« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 11:17 »
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There are dozens, probably hundreds of sites like that, often using watermarked stock images., and many hosting in China/Far East.
I'm not sure if there's much you can do, as China seems not to care much about copyright, while paying lipservice to legal issues.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property_in_China

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/07/22/in-china-why-piracy-is-here-to-stay

However, read also:
http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/copyright.html


Thanks for the links. Too bad they have access to internet then :) It is so frustrating! We spend hours for making an image that can be accepted and sold, and they spend few minutes to get it. :'(

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 11:19 »
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There are dozens, probably hundreds of sites like that, often using watermarked stock images., and many hosting in China/Far East.
I'm not sure if there's much you can do, as China seems not to care much about copyright, while paying lipservice to legal issues.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property_in_China

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2012/07/22/in-china-why-piracy-is-here-to-stay

However, read also:
http://beijing.usembassy-china.org.cn/copyright.html


Thanks for the links. Too bad they have access to internet then :) It is so frustrating! We spend hours for making an image that can be accepted and sold, and they spend few minutes to get it. :'(

Every image I've had bought by the Daily Telegraph via Alamy is copied (with the article my pic is illustrating) on many Far Eastern blogs before I've even known the file has sold.


 

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