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Author Topic: Watermarked Image on Front Page of Drudge Report  (Read 2203 times)

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« on: August 01, 2011, 08:55 »
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Wow... rarely do you see such a high profile case of someone placing a watermarked image on the front page of a highly viewed website...

I hate Matt Drudge, but I must admit I check out his right-wing diatribe of a website to see how he's spinning the daily news. 

This morning, he has a pretty clearly watermarked image he lifted from Dreamstime.com... 

The site will change in a moment, but check it out right now... http://drudgereport.com/

Here's the image he has lifted... http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-dollar-flow-in-black-hole-image6797566

Hey, mike_kiev, if you're on this forum, I'd be pretty miffed about this.


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 09:26 »
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Don't see that pic on the front page now.

« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 10:10 »
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I warned in my original post that it would change in a moment (headlines are refreshed every hour or so) and it looks like that indeed happened.  But if it happened once, it will happen again.  Let's watch him.

« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 10:24 »
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If anyone sees it (another watermarked image) again, get a screen grab. That is something that the person whose image has been swiped could use in an e-mail of complaint.

« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 10:32 »
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If anyone sees it (another watermarked image) again, get a screen grab. That is something that the person whose image has been swiped could use in an e-mail of complaint.

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Or send it to a left wing blog for them to make fun of Drudge, which might be more satisfying :-)

« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 23:39 »
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This illustrates a major problem with the stock photo business model in this day and age.

BTW - I can barely even tell its watermarked on the DT site!!! I saw that on Drudge Report before reading this thread and never caught it.

SNP

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 23:55 »
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hmm, I wonder if it was an oversight or a comp used accidentally. I've had an image in the Drudge Report, which they bought legitimately and they're high profile enough that I can't see this being a case of stealing an image. definitely follow up with the agency....


 

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