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« on: March 18, 2015, 22:24 »
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Besides stock photography, I have my own business online in a completely different industry and today we received an e-mail from someone who is trying to make money by selling a package of 3700 stock photos.  This package is sold by supergoodproductDOTcom which is a vendor at the online marketplace warriorplusDOTcom

Here is the e-mail and this is the landing page: supergoodproductDOTcom/ultimatestockphotos
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From: [email protected]
Subject: 3700 Professional High Resolution Stock Photos!

Hi,

Grab your hands on more than 3700
Professional High Resolution stock
photos for less than what the big
guys are charging for just one!

Is packed with a massive collection
of more than 3700 professional high
resolution stock photos that are
organized into hundreds over easy
to search categories.

And the amazing thing that I want to
mention is that you also will get
Master Resell Rights license.

The new Ultimate Stock Photo

To your online success,
Get Im News

2221 Hill Croft Farm Road Sacramento, CA 95814

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 00:43 »
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Way down at the end of the landing page (after the photos) is this:

"* Disclaimer: All the images are collected from public domain sources and model release has not been obtained."

That's clearly not true as there is a picture of a drink on a tropical beach that is a Shutterstock image:

ww.shutterstock.com/pic-103454048/stock-photo-red-drink-with-a-straw-on-the-white-beach-with-ocean-and-sky-in-the-background.html

In the grid of image thumbs it's far right, three rows up from the bottom.

There are a few suppliers out there who offer huge bundles of images (legit as far as i could tell when I looked a year or so ago) with "master reseller rights", but this appears to be theft (I'm sure they'd say they just found the image somewhere and didn't realize...)

Given no way of knowing which agencies were the source, where would we even take a complaint like this? Shutterstock went after Fiverr over the Gigs that said Shutterstock's name in particular, but let stand a bunch of gigs that offered to get you images by number and used SS thumbs but didn't actually use the word Shutterstock.

It's a shame the agencies don't pool their resources with an image abuse clearinghouse...


 

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