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« on: July 20, 2008, 10:59 »
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I can steal your best image, and there's nothing you can do.
Better yet I might steal it and you would not ever even know it!

How?
Suppose I'm going through your portfolio. (admiring all your wonderful images).
I spot one fantastically great image I think I would like to use on my website.
It's too much trouble to sign up to buy your image, I want it for free.
I don't want it with watermarks, and the thumbnail is too small.

One solution might be to use tineye to find it on the net used by some other person who bought it.
Copy the image from their site. Wow! FREE IMAGE! and you would never even know or even suspect it.

I often wonder how many of our images are not stolen directly from us, but from a site that actually purchased it legally.
No use in loosing sleep over it. Someday in the future they might come up with a solution, in the meantime keep shooting.

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason


« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 13:04 »
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Wow... Thanks for the tip

« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008, 13:19 »
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True. But if they ever are caught somehow, you could possibly sue them into oblivion. Maybe.

« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008, 13:34 »
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OK so I'm just playing around here.
"True. But if they ever are caught somehow, you could possibly sue them into oblivion. Maybe."


Caught somehow? How? You would not even know it was stolen.
The image would be the exact same image that was purchased legitimately.

And sue them?  Suppose (and I realize I'm stretching it here) they lived in another country?

This thread was not posted for any other reason but to make us think, and realize that no matter what we do
there is no way we can fully protect our images. We need to know this going into this game.

Me personally? I'm fine knowing what can happen and... has probably already happened without me even knowing.

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2008, 14:15 »
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Maybe it would be little easier if stock sites could let us know who bought our images, and then we could use TinEye to search the web for our own images....just a thought...

« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2008, 14:52 »
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Using Tin Eye to look for an image or two is fine, but like HELL I'm gonna hire someone to search the web for every one of my images every day.  Sure, I'm missing out on a sale, but, ehh, I sell vectors for subscription prices, so who is really gonna listen if I complain :)
If I happen on the image, I might make an inquiry, but my port is too large to watch that close.  Its always possible someone may not realize what they did was wrong, especially if it's sitting static at a website as just a design, and make every attempt to clear up the situation. 

... come on, it can happen :D


« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 16:27 »
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huh?

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 17:38 »
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Deliciously evil genius you are!

« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 18:28 »
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Watch for me on a website soon.
My plan is to open up a 1 cent an image website. 100 images for .99 cents.

I'll make alot of money with just a small investment.

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

tan510jomast

« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 19:52 »
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huh?

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

first time i see MIZ speechless  ;D

« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008, 03:37 »
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I can steal your best image, and there's nothing you can do.
Better yet I might steal it and you would not ever even know it!

How?
Suppose I'm going through your portfolio. (admiring all your wonderful images).
I spot one fantastically great image I think I would like to use on my website.
It's too much trouble to sign up to buy your image, I want it for free.
I don't want it with watermarks, and the thumbnail is too small.

One solution might be to use tineye to find it on the net used by some other person who bought it.
Copy the image from their site. Wow! FREE IMAGE! and you would never even know or even suspect it.

I often wonder how many of our images are not stolen directly from us, but from a site that actually purchased it legally.
No use in loosing sleep over it. Someday in the future they might come up with a solution, in the meantime keep shooting.

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason


Well, you can recycle older threads too...
http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php/topic,4673.msg47997.html#msg47997

Feel free to participate to other posts than yours MIZ...  ;)


 

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