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Tryingmybest

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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2011, 09:33 »
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So it looks like xJJx is clueless enough. He/she uses the same profile name. Can we all just contact the sites to report the problems? I just sent SS support an alert with the portfolio links. I hope that helps.
Eric

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-70321078/stock-vector-woman-vector-illustration-style.html
rip off of:
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-3222420-abstract-girl-with-butterflies-in-hair.php?st=f8f0bd6

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-53595523/stock-vector-red-apple-vector.html
rip off of one of the second set of cherries here:
http://www.procurator.su/blog/procurator/92.php#comments

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-62869315/stock-vector-green-world-vector-illustration-image.html
rip off of this plus others:
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-7968945-green-plant-concept.php?st=b2fcf08

and so on and so on for the whole portfolio. I suspect this is probably the only original image:
http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?gallery_id=270868&safesearch=1&images_per_page=100&thumb_size=small&prev_sort_method=popular&sort_method=newest&page=5#id=64557238

because it sucks too hard to be a rip off.

Please check through for you own work or let the artists know if you know who they are.

ETA, just so we've got one of the photos as an example too:
http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-270868p1.html#id=18295126
from
http://pl.123rf.com/photo_3901303_bia-y-pies-w-zielonej-trawie.html
« Last Edit: October 21, 2011, 09:36 by TheBlackRhino »


Microbius

« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2011, 10:11 »
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I hope so, but I think SS has known about for a while, they also read this forum.

RacePhoto

« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2011, 14:04 »
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it's still there:
Copy:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-70321078/stock-vector-woman-vector-illustration-style.html
Original:
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-3222420-abstract-girl-with-butterflies-in-hair.php?st=b661c30

Seems so strange that when something is as clear cut as this it takes them ages to sort it (if they sort it at all) while it seems that some of the more muddy issues result in quicker portfolio closures, sometime of the wrong people.
I hope it isn't because the people having work stolen are IStock exclusives, that's a pretty low way to go about business if it is, and shown a pretty dubious attitude towards IP.


Oh really, they do nothing because it's from IS exclusives. Come on! But if SS doesn't do something soon, you'll be winning my support about dragging their feet on the obvious infringement. THREE WEEKS! Hopefully all the rest of the sites will also dump the skunk.

Here's another copy, (girl with butterflies this time) http://imgfave.com/view/333699 Image Fav but they had to get it someplace?

How about the one on DT?  http://www.dreamstime.com/abstract-women-love-flowers-illustration--image17675499 Cohnen was inspired, maybe claiming it just looks the same? But the spit curls are identical!

Microbius

« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2011, 05:15 »
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Wow, over a month and still no action, I wonder how many times those stolen images have been sold since then?
I take it that if it's ever sorted the agency will pass on the income to the people who have had their work stolen and let the buyers know they will be using the images illegally?
Or will they perhaps just pocket the money and leave it at that?
« Last Edit: November 01, 2011, 05:29 by Microbius »

Microbius

« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2011, 05:25 »
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oh and he's still at it. A new rip off:
ORIGINAL:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=71530747

COPY:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-62869309/stock-vector-love-against-money-vector-on-black.html

And I'm sure the hearts are also from someone else too, but I can't be bothered to track them down.
This is really p*ssing me off. If it's perfectly obvious to me when an illustration is ripped off, because you can see that the person who assembled the elements clearly doesn't have the skills with vectors to have created the composite parts, then why can't the reviewers spot it?

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2011, 05:50 »
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What a loser.  >:( Come on Shutterstock, help us out.

oh and he's still at it. A new rip off:
ORIGINAL:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=71530747

COPY:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-62869309/stock-vector-love-against-money-vector-on-black.html

And I'm sure the hearts are also from someone else too, but I can't be bothered to track them down.
This is really p*ssing me off. If it's perfectly obvious to me when an illustration is ripped off, because you can see that the person who assembled the elements clearly doesn't have the skills with vectors to have created the composite parts, then why can't the reviewers spot it?

« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2011, 08:27 »
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Did anyone inform Shutterstock about this?

Usually these portfolios are offline within hours...  ???

RacePhoto

« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2011, 10:54 »
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Here's another one just in case you might be one of the people getting ripped off.

Original
http://www.shutterstock.com/g/deniscristo#id=60274681

Copied portions: (lady and man are center top of the original)
http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-667015p1.html#id=84624715

Makes me wonder where he got the table from to complete the theft? Also has each individual character as a single stolen upload.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2011, 03:15 by RacePhoto »

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2011, 11:18 »
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Did anyone inform Shutterstock about this?

Usually these portfolios are offline within hours...  ???

I sent a message about them to support a few weeks ago.

« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2011, 11:20 »
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Did anyone inform Shutterstock about this?

Usually these portfolios are offline within hours...  ???

I sent a message about them to support a few weeks ago.
Great, did you also inform the original copyright holder? Maybe it has more effect if the copyright holder is making a complaint.

Usually SS responds very hard on suspicious ports and puts them on hold.

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2011, 11:20 »
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Indeed, a dork. Looks like he removed the black outline for the illustrations in an attempt to make his work appear "original". SS needs to pay you some reward for all the free work you're doing finding this crap.

Here's another one just in case you might be one of the people getting ripped off.

Original
http://www.shutterstock.com/g/deniscristo#id=60274681

Copied portions: (lady and man are center top of the original)
http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-667015p1.html#id=84624715

Makes me wonder where he got the table from to complete the theft? Also has each individual character as a single stolen upload. What a dork!

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2011, 11:22 »
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No I didn't think of that Click-Click. Not sure how to do it. But please do it. We all need to pitch in to help each other against theft.

Did anyone inform Shutterstock about this?

Usually these portfolios are offline within hours...  ???

I sent a message about them to support a few weeks ago.
Great, did you also inform the original copyright holder? Maybe it has more effect if the copyright holder is making a complaint.

Usually SS responds very hard on suspicious ports and puts them on hold.

RacePhoto

« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2011, 12:54 »
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Did anyone inform Shutterstock about this?

Usually these portfolios are offline within hours...  ???

Just got this and wrote to ask if it had to be the original artist and owner, or could anyone report these.

[email protected]

Note it's not the same as Support. Maybe that will work, I also linked to the xJJx files for example.



Microbius

« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2011, 04:28 »
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Tryingmybest

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« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2011, 09:15 »
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I sent another complaint to infringement at SS with a link to this thread. Come on Shutterstock.  >:(

http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-270868p1.html#id=70321123
this with the simplify filter run?:
http://en.fotolia.com/id/26809175
« Last Edit: November 04, 2011, 09:17 by TheBlackRhino »

« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2011, 09:32 »
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Maybe the owner of some of the content could send a DMCA take down notice to SS?  Particularly if they don't contribute to SS, it should be open and shut.

pkdinkar

« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2011, 00:59 »
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traveler1116

« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2011, 02:00 »
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it's still there:
Copy:
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-70321078/stock-vector-woman-vector-illustration-style.html
Original:
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-3222420-abstract-girl-with-butterflies-in-hair.php?st=b661c30

Seems so strange that when something is as clear cut as this it takes them ages to sort it (if they sort it at all) while it seems that some of the more muddy issues result in quicker portfolio closures, sometime of the wrong people.
I hope it isn't because the people having work stolen are IStock exclusives, that's a pretty low way to go about business if it is, and shown a pretty dubious attitude towards IP.


Oh really, they do nothing because it's from IS exclusives. Come on! But if SS doesn't do something soon, you'll be winning my support about dragging their feet on the obvious infringement. THREE WEEKS! Hopefully all the rest of the sites will also dump the skunk.

Here's another copy, (girl with butterflies this time) http://imgfave.com/view/333699 Image Fav but they had to get it someplace?

How about the one on DT?  http://www.dreamstime.com/abstract-women-love-flowers-illustration--image17675499 Cohnen was inspired, maybe claiming it just looks the same? But the spit curls are identical!


Another "similar" one.
http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-689698p1.html#id=68425660

« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2011, 05:25 »
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I  just had a look at  gfxtra dot com  They have some of my art work  that they are  just giving away. I don't know what to do.   >:(
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 07:54 by julie123 »

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2011, 09:53 »
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Holy crud! Not only are they giving your work away, it looks like this band of thieves is selling an entire Shutterstock and Fotolia collections????  :o

They have the NERVE to put their own watermarks on the thumbnails. I chose not to share the link. Too scandalous.

I  just had a look at gfxtra dot com They have some of my art work  that they are  just giving away. I don't know what to do.   >:(
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 07:28 by TheBlackRhino »

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2011, 09:56 »
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I  just had a look at gfxtra dot com They have some of my art work  that they are  just giving away. I don't know what to do.   >:(

Fight for it. Send emails, make phone calls.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 07:28 by TheBlackRhino »

Microbius

« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2011, 01:57 »
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I  just had a look at www.gfxtra.com They have some of my art work  that they are  just giving away. I don't know what to do.   >:(

DMCA their webhost, find out who provides their ads and follow their procedure for reporting it too.
If they take payments directly through Paypal etc. I think there is also a procedure for reporting the account to Paypal.
Also could everyone that posted a link to the site please break it/ write it as text to avoid helping their rankings.
Forgot to say also DMCA Rapidshare or Depositfiles or whoever is hosting the actual files (as well as the website's webhost)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2011, 13:02 by Microbius »

« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2011, 04:19 »
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I  just had a look at www.gfxtra.com They have some of my art work  that they are  just giving away. I don't know what to do.   >:(

DMCA their webhost, find out who provides their ads and follow their procedure for reporting it too.
If they take payments directly through Paypal etc. I think there is also a procedure for reporting the account to Paypal.
 Also could everyone that posted a link to the site please break it/ write it as text to avoid helping their rankings.

But what can I do, when I found my illustrations on more than 500 sites for free ?
Also are my illustrations or mostly parts of my illustrations in some microstockportfolios.
I was so grazy and searched intensive with google etc.
The result is more than 1.500 copyright infringements.
and I didn't search all my pictures...
(and much more from I don't know...)
So,what now ?
I don't want to spend weeks for this.


 

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