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« on: October 11, 2020, 16:54 »
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Hello all,

Ive found user on Shutterstock, Adobestock and Deposithphotos who has hundreds of video files stolen from my portfolio and propably others authors also. ---> https://www.shutterstock.com/g/tudosavalentina83/video

Im assuming that he/she selling those content over a year already. I dont know how much money he has earnt on those files but could be nice sum.
Of course already Ive written to supports and waiting for some action.

Any of you guys had similar problem? Is there any other possibility/instance I can use/write to?
Of course they should remove this user ASAP but what about the money Ive lost? Any chances to get back something?

I cant believe how is this possible to upload and sell hundreds of video clips stolen from other authors for a such long time   >:(
« Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 17:01 by Daniel Dash »


« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 22:49 »
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i am sorry for your losses.

This can happen to anyone of us but i think it usually happens more when you accept to put your work in agencies that do subscriptions. Is this the case? If yes you see it is very difficult to know who is when buyers can download whatever they want. there is no actual control for what i understand.

This probably take you time but if this thief withdraw some sales maybe they could help you track it, no? I mean if this idiot get sales it must link to a payoneer/paypal/skrill account which usually means that he/she have to put real data bank account at some point.

i don't know about DT but my guess is SS will never reply to you. Probably adobe could help you a little more.

btw nice portfolio! best regards.






 

« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 02:40 »
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Hello all,

Ive found user on Shutterstock, Adobestock and Deposithphotos who has hundreds of video files stolen from my portfolio and propably others authors also. ---> https://www.shutterstock.com/g/tudosavalentina83/video

Im assuming that he/she selling those content over a year already. I dont know how much money he has earnt on those files but could be nice sum.
Of course already Ive written to supports and waiting for some action.

Any of you guys had similar problem? Is there any other possibility/instance I can use/write to?
Of course they should remove this user ASAP but what about the money Ive lost? Any chances to get back something?

I cant believe how is this possible to upload and sell hundreds of video clips stolen from other authors for a such long time   >:(

This is happening constantly, the agencies are quite happy to reject similars submitted by genuine contributors but seem quite incapable of detecting thieves.

As for your money?  Forget it the agencies keep it for themselves

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 10:41 »
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They don't care Whoever owns the copyright, they don't care since they make the same money. They probably won't take any action, I have contacted them in the past for a thief reselling my work, they didn't took any action.
So it is these days.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 10:52 »
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Storyblocks
WeAre
7933 Clips
Ukraine

https://www.storyblocks.com/video/portfolio/WeAre

Unless the tudosavalentina83 account has no original videos at all. I found early uploads to be very different quality (poor in other words) from the stolen ones, which is the usual. Open an account, then fill it later with stolen images.


This is happening constantly, the agencies are quite happy to reject similars submitted by genuine contributors but seem quite incapable of detecting thieves.

As for your money?  Forget it the agencies keep it for themselves

Right, they can't check millions of images, but they can check against our own. The technology isn't available yet.

How would you have the agencies go through, check every stolen image, for downloaded or not, did it earn $.42 and then figure out how to send it to you? How many hours should they pay someone to return every .10 download from every thief? I think the answer is, that's impractical.

I'd like to see them watch new users more carefully for 90 days and keep the policy of holding all money for 90 days to high risk areas. If the crooks don't make money from stealing and cheating, they will move on to cheating and stealing some other way?

Another thing, for all agencies, would be filing criminal charges and making that public. That may not get results but it would certainly discourage some because of the risk. Again then they might go to some other area of criminal activity to make their illegal money.

« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 11:24 »
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Restrict new users from Ukraine.

« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 12:48 »
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Restrict new users from Ukraine.

Racist. 🙄

« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 07:29 »
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Restrict new users from Ukraine.

"WeAre" from Ukraine is author whos clips is stolen also by this thief. So read a little bit carefully.


 

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