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CD123

« on: November 29, 2011, 09:13 »
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Found some of my silhouettes here (sport images):
http://www.sportydesktops.com/

They have a link where you can request removal of an image directly underneath it, but if no one asks, it will stay there forever. Mine was stolen from 123RF with watermark, but in a size 1200x1152.

Edit: The removal link below the images does not work (haha). Found over 15 of my silhouettes there. If you have sport pictures or other images, it is worth having a look (saw a few images from other sites as well).
« Last Edit: November 30, 2011, 04:40 by CD123 »


Batman

« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 21:00 »
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You didn't think they were going to steal those fuzzy trees or out of focus flowers did you.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 20:22 by Batman »

CD123

« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 23:24 »
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You didn't think they were going to steal those fuzzy trees or out of focus flowers did you.


Shame, even when trying to insult someone (for who know whatever reason - maybe a never properly developed schoolyard bully syndrome) you show your ignorance. Those "out of focus" flowers are background oil paintings (sold quite a lot of them) and I assume the "fussy trees" are the same of which even more where sold on various sites.

Take some peoples cameras away from them and they have the "artistic" knowledge of half a brick......  ;D

Maybe I am wrong, maybe you where not fierce enough to be the school bully, so you became the school clown (or are you perhaps still).
« Last Edit: December 01, 2011, 23:30 by CD123 »

Batman

« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 00:08 »
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You didn't think they were going to steal those fuzzy trees or out of focus flowers did you.


Shame, even when trying to insult someone (for who know whatever reason - maybe a never properly developed schoolyard bully syndrome) you show your ignorance. Those "out of focus" flowers are background oil paintings (sold quite a lot of them) and I assume the "fussy trees" are the same of which even more where sold on various sites.

Take some peoples cameras away from them and they have the "artistic" knowledge of half a brick......  ;D

Maybe I am wrong, maybe you where not fierce enough to be the school bully, so you became the school clown (or are you perhaps still).


Idon't understand. I meandt good that they didn't steal your soft and fuzzy flower pictures. That was after you wrote the Alamy complaint so I had to look and see what they were.
The rejection was for: "Soft or lacking definition and Noticeable retouching" - the image is a painting
Are they a painting?  http://www.microstockgroup.com/alamy-com/submission-nightmare!/
Are you saying they aren't soft or fuzzy art.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 20:22 by Batman »

CD123

« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 00:46 »
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It unfortunately came over as unasked for criticism and not a reference to a post in another tread of March this year. Thank you for making the connection between the posts, now I can see where you where coming from. Now I can appreciate your pun  ;)

Roadrunner

  • Roadrunner
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 11:46 »
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That site stole my best selling image - "Golf Course at sunset".  You are right; the delete image doesn't work.  They took the image from DT with the watermark.  I'm thinking about sending the thieves a bill for using and distributing my images.  Then if they do not pay, I might consider getting a lawyer to work out the details. :-\

Has anyone had any success dealing with these thieves? 

« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 12:19 »
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I have great respect for that site in that they've stolen some of my better golf images from Shutterstock, Flickr, and others. They show great taste to be sure. Am I worried? Nope. Just another thief out there among others too numerous to count. In previous more-enlightened eras such thievery was punished with hand amputations. I'd prefer to dole out the more colorful practice of impalement.

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 12:26 »
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They have 2 images from my Flickr gallery.. hmmm ( None at sale @ Stock )

Funny Page: http://www.sportydesktops.com/dmca-disclaimer.html

(DMCA sent anyway for both.. I've plenty time)

CD123

« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 16:54 »
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They have 2 images from my Flickr gallery.. hmmm ( None at sale @ Stock )

Funny Page: http://www.sportydesktops.com/dmca-disclaimer.html

(DMCA sent anyway for both.. I've plenty time)


I also used Microbius's very helpful step by step (http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/warning-lots-of-stolen-images-www-trollada-com/25/)  to report to Google adds, but 48 hours later, still no reaction from them.... :-[

Paulo M. F. Pires

  • "No Gods No Masters"
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 17:07 »
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I also used Microbius's very helpful step by step (http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/warning-lots-of-stolen-images-www-trollada-com/25/)  to report to Google adds, but 48 hours later, still no reaction from them.... :-[


I think they haven't Google Ads...

But they are at US Server , and they "usually" respect DMCA warning.

CD123

« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 17:14 »
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Yes they do. If you click on your image you will find the Google add right at top + the link to Google adds to report infringements. I just sent them about 15 now for each of the images I found so far in the first 3 pages of my search (but there are a lot more to come).

Edit: Also reported a DMCA now. Thank you CoisaX, at least there are still a few people around who are still prepared to spend a little time to fight corruption and theft. I pity those who just accept it as just as part of life, as the same people responsible for this type of "petty" crimes quite frequently moves on to even more enterprising illegal and sometimes even violent ways to get more money. Hopefully showing them crime does not always pay might change things a bit and if a lot of us react to this type of crimes, it might just in the long run make the world a bit of a better place for all. My sermon of the month (thank you for reading it).
« Last Edit: December 02, 2011, 18:03 by CD123 »

antistock

« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2011, 00:08 »
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that site is a total ripoff.

but nothing will change as long as nobody call a lawyer.

DMCAs and menacing emails are not going far and you don't get half a dollar out of it.
i'm seeing this sh-it happening all over the internet nowadays, it's a real wild west.

this site at least is US based, good, but what if it was in turkey or russia or china ?

i've the nasty feeling 99% of the internet is built on pirated content.

RacePhoto

« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2011, 00:35 »
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Found some of my silhouettes here (sport images):
http://www.sportydesktops.com/

They have a link where you can request removal of an image directly underneath it, but if no one asks, it will stay there forever. Mine was stolen from 123RF with watermark, but in a size 1200x1152.

Edit: The removal link below the images does not work (haha). Found over 15 of my silhouettes there. If you have sport pictures or other images, it is worth having a look (saw a few images from other sites as well).


Yeah, what a weasel site. Problem is, he's playing a game with our images and claiming something that he can't, because he's using them and displaying them.

Bottom of the page:

All rights reserved to the publisher of the image, photo or illustration. You must obtain permissions to use any image linked to from this site from the owner of the image

Copryight 2011 SportyDesktops.COM
All images are copyright of their respective owners.


So he's distributing them and then trying to get around it with the disclaimers. Is this something for a class action suit, he's got pictures from thosands of people and magazine covers, some photos still have the watermark on them!

And for the question of ads, here it is on the Privacy link of the site itself:

Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on sportydesktops.com send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

sportydesktops.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.


Good Find 123 whoever you are?

Oh and edit for ps, I found mine by just a simple search for my name! It says "Pete Klinger Photo Gallery" right on them. This guy has a spider or something finding and adding images, from the website tags. I recognize photos from other motorsport guys, all over his pages. If I can find just one from a couple of big guys or agencies, I'll send them a small note, and watch the S fly.

And one more thing, tried the delete image form. "Table 'footywallpaper.deletedimages' doesn't exist" Shouldn't the error message produce does not exist and not doesn't?

Oh and finally, this jerk off is using hot links and OUR hosting for the images. He doesn't even host them himself, he's stealing our bandwidth.

Well there's always a problem with that.  :D  If I change the image and adjust my website, he's now linking to this.

http://www.sportydesktops.com/pete-klinger-photo-gallery/gizex.com*gallery*mississippi*pikes-peak-iowa-web.jpg/

Should that Jack come here, he'll find out, but until then, anyone who sees two of my photos, will instead get the message.

His source code says this: (my bold added)

Quote
<title>Sport Pictures</title>
<meta name="description" content="Sport Wallpapers Thousands of Free Sports Desktop Wallpapers and Pictures">
<meta name="keywords" content="sports wallpaper, sport pictures, sport wallpapers, sports wallpapers, football


I think that covers it for tonight, I've had my share of fun.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 04:41 by RacePhoto »

CD123

« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2011, 00:55 »
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What concerns me more is that some of my images they have are much larger than the preview size of the site they stole it from (watermark visible). So I am not sure if they up-size it, or are getting it from somewhere else?

RacePhoto way do you think I am anonymous? Just like "RacePhoto" I use CD123 (the same as I use on 123RF, as clear as anyone else's.

From Charl

RacePhoto

« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2011, 01:37 »
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What concerns me more is that some of my images they have are much larger than the preview size of the site they stole it from (watermark visible). So I am not sure if they up-size it, or are getting it from somewhere else?

RacePhoto way do you think I am anonymous? Just like "RacePhoto" I use CD123 (the same as I use on 123RF, as clear as anyone else's.

From Charl

You'll note links to my sites, and email, and many people have trade names, artists IDs or stage names here, but can easily be contacted and identified. No big deal, but no links, no mail, no name (until now?)  ;) That's kind of anonymous. It's not an issue except for credibility sometimes, which depends on the message.

Although there are two of me and I'm forced to talk to myself, because of that. Both of me get along at work most of the time? It's nice for long trips alone in the car. LOL

He's linking from our websites or others, so you can go look at your image on the site, click page source or right click on the image and it will show you the original. I don't know why he's upsizing, maybe there's a default. I didn't get into that tonight and I'm going to sleep.

Notified one of the owners of a sports agency that they were being hot linked, and offered free. They have lawyers that we don't.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 04:45 by RacePhoto »

CD123

« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2011, 05:19 »
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We are now really getting of the topic, but I do not publicize my email address anywhere. Had to change it due to all the spam. I am connectable with private messages. Thought the links where only important if you want to put your work on display or want to use the little wheels below your name (I am not on the top 2 sites), so did not see the need. If it make me less "anonymous" I will add that.

Great going on screwing that site over a bit. Wish I know someone who has the knowledge to down sites like some idiots have done with legal sites in the past (why do they not focus on these type of sites rather?).

« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2011, 10:44 »
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I have great respect for that site in that they've stolen some of my better golf images from Shutterstock, Flickr, and others. They show great taste to be sure. Am I worried? Nope. Just another thief out there among others too numerous to count. In previous more-enlightened eras such thievery was punished with hand amputations. I'd prefer to dole out the more colorful practice of impalement.

I'm with you on that one!


RacePhoto

« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2011, 12:07 »
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Dear Mr. CD,  ;)

I'm sure you got the PM and that other issue is not important.

Here's where he's getting your files. I only did a quick look for what I believe are your sports pictures.

Linked from YAY, Deposit Photos, Zoonar and 123RF. He also links others from Getty, LAT and Shutterstock 278,000! I didn't look further.

The second problem (after misuse) is linking directly from my site and others, or using agency bandwidth to display them on his advertising site. For mine I can play with them and make him look bad until he figures it out and removes them. With all the agency links, we can't expose that they aren't FREE!

As I look into my crystal ball, I see the site gone Monday.  8)

« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 16:39 by RacePhoto »

CD123

« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2011, 14:23 »
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Well I surely gave them all I legally can in effort to screwing their Google adds (income) up. Hope your crystal ball reading is accurate.  ;)
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 19:34 by CD123 »

« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 11:39 »
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Please check this portfolio (it contains both photos and vectors):
http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-318745p1.html#page=1
http://www.dreamstime.com/Zenks22_more-latest-adition_pg1
(same person have images on other major sites too.)

It contains at least two images stolen from me  >:( :
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-vector-sheep-image21413920
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-horse-image21414325

My original old vector image:
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-farm-animals-collection-image6067412

I going to resolve this situation with stock sites. I believe more contributors are affected...
Klara


 

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