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« Reply #175 on: June 24, 2011, 17:00 »
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Just wanted to thank Paulie, again, for this neat little tool. 

Oh, you're welcome. It took me a lot of time to create it but hey, anything for my contributor friends.  ;)

Yeah thanks Paulie, it would have taken me years to pump out that code. You saved my life.
Keep up the great work!


ShadySue

« Reply #176 on: June 25, 2011, 17:56 »
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Hmmm, I just upgraded Firefox and lost the Google search by image, so went back to download it again and got a message that the extension is 'not compatable with Firefox 5. Anyone got a workaround?
TIA, but I'm going to bed RSN, so you won't get a proper thanks until tomorrow!

« Reply #177 on: June 27, 2011, 11:03 »
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This new google toy is really nice...
I discovered (amongst lots of other usages I hadn't seen before) one of my pictures being offered as products on a website. Because I never sold an EL for that picture, I sent them a short message via their contact form on their website asking (politely) if there has been some kind of error or oversight.
Today they called me and told me they contacted their supplier (looks like they are just a re-seller of products produced by someone else) and would take care of the issue.
Later the day I sold an EL for that file on Shutterstock.
That's how I like to see cases like this resolved....

« Reply #178 on: June 27, 2011, 12:39 »
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This new google toy is really nice...
I discovered (amongst lots of other usages I hadn't seen before) one of my pictures being offered as products on a website. Because I never sold an EL for that picture, I sent them a short message via their contact form on their website asking (politely) if there has been some kind of error or oversight.
Today they called me and told me they contacted their supplier (looks like they are just a re-seller of products produced by someone else) and would take care of the issue.
Later the day I sold an EL for that file on Shutterstock.
That's how I like to see cases like this resolved....

Awesome! :D

lisafx

« Reply #179 on: June 27, 2011, 13:35 »
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This new google toy is really nice...
I discovered (amongst lots of other usages I hadn't seen before) one of my pictures being offered as products on a website. Because I never sold an EL for that picture, I sent them a short message via their contact form on their website asking (politely) if there has been some kind of error or oversight.
Today they called me and told me they contacted their supplier (looks like they are just a re-seller of products produced by someone else) and would take care of the issue.
Later the day I sold an EL for that file on Shutterstock.
That's how I like to see cases like this resolved....

Congrats Dirk!  Very nice to hear stories like this one :)

« Reply #180 on: June 27, 2011, 17:08 »
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This new google toy is really nice...
I discovered (amongst lots of other usages I hadn't seen before) one of my pictures being offered as products on a website. Because I never sold an EL for that picture, I sent them a short message via their contact form on their website asking (politely) if there has been some kind of error or oversight.
Today they called me and told me they contacted their supplier (looks like they are just a re-seller of products produced by someone else) and would take care of the issue.
Later the day I sold an EL for that file on Shutterstock.
That's how I like to see cases like this resolved....

Excellent news!

« Reply #181 on: June 28, 2011, 18:49 »
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I found three of my images, with "Baylor" sign on them. I translated the site in English, and it's saying something about some illnesses... I don't have an idea what this Baylor is, and why it's embedded in my images...

http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=bayloryonsei&logNo=30101194966

« Reply #182 on: June 28, 2011, 21:46 »
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Thanks Paulie,

 I just punched in my name and got 1,470,000 hits. This is crazy stuff and a fun tool that I now added to my bookmark bar.

Best,
Jonathan

Microbius

« Reply #183 on: June 29, 2011, 02:47 »
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Thanks Paulie,

 I just punched in my name and got 1,470,000 hits. This is crazy stuff and a fun tool that I now added to my bookmark bar.

Best,
Jonathan

Huh? Which tool are you using, are you just doing an old fashioned image search on your name?

« Reply #184 on: June 29, 2011, 04:19 »
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I found three of my images, with "Baylor" sign on them. I translated the site in English, and it's saying something about some illnesses... I don't have an idea what this Baylor is, and why it's embedded in my images...

http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=bayloryonsei&logNo=30101194966


This "Baylor" seems to be the name of a clinic. Perhaps there are using your images and the blog author just copied them.

« Reply #185 on: July 02, 2011, 12:32 »
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 Hi Microbius,

 I might be doing it wrong either way it is very interesting to see who has used my images. I get pages of images and they show me who purchased them and where they were used, if that isn't the correct info I would love help on getting to what Paulie is talking about.  I am really enjoying seeing where all my images have been sold over the past 13 years of shooting stock. The number grows everyday I check and sometimes it's by a very solid number. I am checking under andersen ross my company name so it is not showing my Micro just my Macro sales for the past 13 years. If I am doing it wrong please let me know, something more detailed than this would be super cool.

 Best,
 Jonathan

Microbius

« Reply #186 on: July 03, 2011, 03:49 »
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Hey Jonathan,
It's just the way that you said said you punched in your name. Paulie was talking about using that same search bar on Google image search, but now you can actually drag and drop a jpeg into the bar and it will search the internet for the same image (even if your name isn't with it).
Let me know if this makes sense! It might be what you were doing already and I misunderstood your post...

« Reply #187 on: July 03, 2011, 11:50 »
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Hi Microbius,

 No, I wasn't dragging an image to the bar that sounds so cool. Thank you for explaining it to me I am just sitting down with my Sunday morning coffee and will try what you said. Thanks again for steering and old boat on the right coarse.

Best,
Jonathan

« Reply #188 on: July 03, 2011, 14:35 »
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Hi Microbius,

 No, I wasn't dragging an image to the bar that sounds so cool. Thank you for explaining it to me I am just sitting down with my Sunday morning coffee and will try what you said. Thanks again for steering and old boat on the right coarse.

Best,
Jonathan

Be prepared for a massive amount of findings. The proportion of images I found which were not at all mentioning any copyright was far bigger than those correctly attributed to me. So if you already found so many hits by using your name...

Microbius

« Reply #189 on: July 04, 2011, 12:15 »
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Hi Microbius,

 No, I wasn't dragging an image to the bar that sounds so cool. Thank you for explaining it to me I am just sitting down with my Sunday morning coffee and will try what you said. Thanks again for steering and old boat on the right coarse.

Best,
Jonathan
No problem.
Good to hear you get to sit down and have a coffee every now and then. I imagine you never having the time or being still enough to have a sit down drink!
Let us know how you get on with the search, I gave up after just a couple of images, the number of stolen images is just too depressing.

« Reply #190 on: October 17, 2011, 06:01 »
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This new google toy is really nice...
I discovered (amongst lots of other usages I hadn't seen before) one of my pictures being offered as products on a website. Because I never sold an EL for that picture, I sent them a short message via their contact form on their website asking (politely) if there has been some kind of error or oversight.
Today they called me and told me they contacted their supplier (looks like they are just a re-seller of products produced by someone else) and would take care of the issue.
Later the day I sold an EL for that file on Shutterstock.
That's how I like to see cases like this resolved....

Not much of a deterrent for thieves... "Ah well, if I get caught I'll just buy a license THEN. No problem."

The following applies to most EU countries & N-America (if the respective image is registered for copyright there):
When I find one of my images being used without licensing (at least on a commercial site), I don't usually ask if there was a mistake. I send them a bill for violating copyright & my moral rights. And that bill is usually a three-digit US$ figure. (Getty asks for even more).
If I don't get a reply, I back this up with a letter (recorded delivery). If I don't get a reply within 2 weeks, I pass it on to an intellectual property lawyer.

« Reply #191 on: October 17, 2011, 06:07 »
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^^^Do you receive many payments?  How much are the intellectual property lawyers costs?


RT


« Reply #192 on: October 17, 2011, 06:21 »
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When I find one of my images being used without licensing...................

I'd had thought that was virtually impossible to judge for images that are for sale on microstock sites, images that are only available on your personal site, RM or even possibly macro RF (allowing for a long reporting period) you might be able to do it but I can't see how you could possibly keep track on standard license microstock images.

« Reply #193 on: October 18, 2011, 10:44 »
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I'd had thought that was virtually impossible to judge for images that are for sale on microstock sites, images that are only available on your personal site, RM or even possibly macro RF (allowing for a long reporting period) you might be able to do it but I can't see how you could possibly keep track on standard license microstock images.

That's right. I only do it for RM and images from my personal site. Most cases of image theft happen from images that I've got on FlickR. With FlickR, I've got "right click download" and "drag & drop to desktop" disabled. This means that any kind of image theft doesn't happen accidentally and HAS to happen willfully via screenshots. Which makes things easier should it ever go to court (never had that happen).

Pursuing infringements that happen within your own country of residence is never really a problem. Within N-America and the EU, it's pretty straight-forward as well. No experience apart from that.
Some IP lawyers charge a percentage of the infringement money, others want money upfront. It helps if you're a member of one of your country's photographers associations or unions. Some of them offer free legal advice for their members.

Copyright infringement for images I've got with Getty RM have to be pursued by Getty  in other words: I'm not allowed to do it myself. Never had it happen, but I've heard Getty sends out letters to the infringer, asking for about US$1500 half of which goes to the photographer.

« Reply #194 on: October 18, 2011, 11:05 »
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... Copyright infringement for images I've got with Getty RM have to be pursued by Getty  in other words: I'm not allowed to do it myself. Never had it happen, but I've heard Getty sends out letters to the infringer, asking for about US$1500 half of which goes to the photographer.

WOW. Good to hear that Getty actually does compensate the affected copyright holder with 50%. I always wanted to know that.

Thanks for posting!

ShadySue

« Reply #195 on: October 18, 2011, 11:34 »
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That's right. I only do it for RM and images from my personal site. Most cases of image theft happen from images that I've got on FlickR. With FlickR, I've got "right click download" and "drag & drop to desktop" disabled. This means that any kind of image theft doesn't happen accidentally and HAS to happen willfully via screenshots. Which makes things easier should it ever go to court (never had that happen).
I'm only recently on Flickr and have disabled these options, which of course make it less easy to check uses via GIS.

« Reply #196 on: January 17, 2012, 16:44 »
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The search results for the same image - a very recent NYC night shot - are example of how using images.google + tineye can be worthwhile - especially when interested in finding out about the subject/location of image, rather than "just" finding a true match:

http://tinyurl.com/google-images-02

http://www.tineye.com/search/9be7f4e9979776ea1deda80562f3395187828def/?pluginver=firefox-1.1

images.google was bulls-eye about subject of poster; tineye was direct-hit (within inches) about location of overall shot
« Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 17:15 by ann »


 

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