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« on: September 16, 2015, 13:08 »
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Caught another contributor stealing assets from my images on Dreamstime. User is an exclusive. Other illustrators may want to view his collection, his work is extremely variable in style and uses lots of auto trace. Your images may have auto-traced too.

User on DT is Florianr: http://www.dreamstime.com/florianr_info

Used the face assets from my images for many of his own.
My Images: 27011573, 27728862
His Images: 44144066, 50327712, 46619494, 47735932, 47657009, 43903273, 44788859, 49294464, 45373834, 43875098, 45466457, 46377847, 45349944 - this is a small sample of MANY MORE.


You can see my complaint to DT below.

I would like to report intellectual property theft. A contributor is using image assets stolen from my imagery.

The DT exclusive contributor Florianr (http://www.dreamstime.com/florianr_info) has used image traced assets that i have created in his work. I have listed a few examples below, but there are a lot of them.

First, please see my images: 27011573, 27728862 and note the facial assets. (other images i have created use these same facial assets, but these are very good examples).

These are hand drawn by myself and i can provide original scans of my work to prove i created these assets. You will notice from my files that none of my lines are auto traced and my work is very consistent across my portfolio (http://www.dreamstime.com/capeman29_info). The file dates of my submissions are also much older.

Florianr image: 48444938 uses an image trace of my egg character's face (from my example files).
These assets are also used on other files in his collection:
45373834, 43875098, 45466457, 46377847, 45349944

Florianr image: 47656755 uses an image trace of the face used on my toast/cheese character (from my example files).
This face is also imaged traced in the following files:
44144066, 50327712, 46619494, 47735932, 47657009, 43903273, 44788859, 49294464

Florianr collection contains MANY more examples of images using these assets.

This user's collection strikes me as odd given the extremely varying degree of different styles and an obviously large use of autotrace. I would not be surprised if other images in his collection were derivatives of other people's work using auto traced assets he does not own.

Stealing and selling the works of other contributors is very toxic to Microstock as a whole, I am understandably disappointed to have ran across this and would like immediate action taken.

Please let me know. I appreciate any time you take to examine this further.
Thank you very much.


« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 13:09 »
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I will post further if DT takes action

« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 14:23 »
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This user also stole a hot dog image asset (save vectors, different colors) from another user:

Original by http://www.dreamstime.com/sundatoon_info:
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-chef-holding-hot-dog-clipart-picture-cartoon-character-image37352284

Copied asset from Florianr:
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-exclamation-mark-chef-hot-dog-cartoon-style-illustrated-vector-format-available-image49448480

The hotdog shape is exactly the same as the other user, down to the 3 fingers holding it.

« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 14:27 »
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Another asset of mine stolen.

My original: See the arm and wooden handle of the sign.
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-hot-dog-cartoon-holding-blank-wooden-sign-image29495724

Florianr literally used the same vectors, stolen right from my image:
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-illustration-cartoon-smiling-tomato-holding-blank-sign-style-illustrated-vector-format-available-image47212220

I'm looking for more, to further my complaint to Dreamstime

« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 14:31 »
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 01:34 »
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Looks clear cut to me. I find DT are quite slow to respond to this sort of thing but they get things removed in the end.

« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 03:44 »
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Yes quite obviously he uses parts of other designers vectors. Other than that I wonder how he got that huge load of similar stuff accepted anyway. I even get a rejection when I try to upload a completely different illustration of the same subject. 

« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 05:39 »
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http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-satan-prank-cartoon-illustration-man-scared-another-man-costume-boy-laughing-him-style-image39368583

could people check this out? This just looks dodgy to me like it's assembled from elements that were originally way above this guy's skill level.

« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 05:43 »
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Is the guy in front's body homer from the Simpsons? the house also looks like the Simpsons house and the boy's body suspiciously like Bart? That devil also looks too well posed/ drawn compared to his other work, but I can't place it (not the Simpsons)
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 05:51 by Justanotherphotographer »

Shelma1

« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2015, 06:21 »
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A lot of his images are from the Simpsons or Futurama. Looks like he just changes the hair on some characters.

« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2015, 15:34 »
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Yes quite obviously he uses parts of other designers vectors. Other than that I wonder how he got that huge load of similar stuff accepted anyway. I even get a rejection when I try to upload a completely different illustration of the same subject.

Like when you search within his portfolio for the term "tomato" and see the same tomato cartoon uploaded 503 times with different stolen faces and arms.

How did this guy get 12,000+ images approved? What could his rejection rate be? The DT staff must have a few loose ends in it's review staff.

« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2015, 15:40 »
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How did this guy get 12,000+ images approved? What could his rejection rate be? The DT staff must have a few loose ends in it's review staff.

He probably works for DT.

« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2015, 07:13 »
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Hooray, it seems DT has at least removed half of his portfolio


 

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