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Title: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: max headroom on March 10, 2020, 05:07
They isolate and make PNG stock images to distribute free of charge in their website.
Has anyone sent DMCA to cleanpng.com who distributing our images freely? Any success?
Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: rinderart on March 21, 2020, 23:26
Actually and to Be frank MAX. After 15 Years OF MS. I could care less anymore who does what.
Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on March 22, 2020, 00:08
What would it take for you to not have the ability to care any less?
Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: panicAttack on March 22, 2020, 11:01
thanks for info

I find one of my image and requested it to be removed and wrote them if I see any of my images there for free I will contact a lawyer.



Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: Uncle Pete on March 22, 2020, 12:13
thanks for info

I find one of my image and requested it to be removed and wrote them if I see any of my images there for free I will contact a lawyer.


And once again, this is why DMCA is a toothless guard dog, that doesn't even bark.

We chase, they remove, maybe. We chase, they give us the finger. They know that there's nothing that will harm them and no one will take them to court over a Microstock image. I wish there was something different. Good for the UK finally trying something that has some value for us!

You can now file an Intellectual Property Case electronically. 

Must be a member to read if you want the details:  https://takingstock.proboards.com/thread/2062/government-efile-system-file-infringements (https://takingstock.proboards.com/thread/2062/government-efile-system-file-infringements)

"If you find an infringement case in the UK and you get to the point of the infringer not paying then you can instigate court proceedings using the EFile.

The website is here: efile.cefile-app.com/

Fees to put in a case are here: www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees (http://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees) "

This is not mine, comes from  https://takingstock.proboards.com (https://takingstock.proboards.com)
Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: panicAttack on March 22, 2020, 13:39
thanks for info

I find one of my image and requested it to be removed and wrote them if I see any of my images there for free I will contact a lawyer.


And once again, this is why DMCA is a toothless guard dog, that doesn't even bark.

We chase, they remove, maybe. We chase, they give us the finger. They know that there's nothing that will harm them and no one will take them to court over a Microstock image. I wish there was something different. Good for the UK finally trying something that has some value for us!

You can now file an Intellectual Property Case electronically. 

Must be a member to read if you want the details:  [url]https://takingstock.proboards.com/thread/2062/government-efile-system-file-infringements[/url] ([url]https://takingstock.proboards.com/thread/2062/government-efile-system-file-infringements[/url])

"If you find an infringement case in the UK and you get to the point of the infringer not paying then you can instigate court proceedings using the EFile.

The website is here: efile.cefile-app.com/

Fees to put in a case are here: [url=http://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees]www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees[/url] ([url]http://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees[/url]) "

This is not mine, comes from  [url]https://takingstock.proboards.com[/url] ([url]https://takingstock.proboards.com[/url])


I am from Croatia and know several lawyer that are specialized for copyright cases (mostly photos), that work on percentage.

Also, I know few well known photographers from here that make living from those copyright claims and they are very happy when they see their work stolen on other sites or printed on products, because they know it's certain money.

They are not microstock photographers tho but I believe if your work is stolen and offered for free it isn't much difference.

Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: Uncle Pete on March 23, 2020, 09:30
thanks for info

I find one of my image and requested it to be removed and wrote them if I see any of my images there for free I will contact a lawyer.


And once again, this is why DMCA is a toothless guard dog, that doesn't even bark.

We chase, they remove, maybe. We chase, they give us the finger. They know that there's nothing that will harm them and no one will take them to court over a Microstock image. I wish there was something different. Good for the UK finally trying something that has some value for us!

You can now file an Intellectual Property Case electronically. 

Must be a member to read if you want the details:  [url]https://takingstock.proboards.com/thread/2062/government-efile-system-file-infringements[/url] ([url]https://takingstock.proboards.com/thread/2062/government-efile-system-file-infringements[/url])

"If you find an infringement case in the UK and you get to the point of the infringer not paying then you can instigate court proceedings using the EFile.

The website is here: efile.cefile-app.com/

Fees to put in a case are here: [url=http://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees]www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees[/url] ([url]http://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/court-fees[/url]) "

This is not mine, comes from  [url]https://takingstock.proboards.com[/url] ([url]https://takingstock.proboards.com[/url])


I am from Croatia and know several lawyer that are specialized for copyright cases (mostly photos), that work on percentage.

Also, I know few well known photographers from here that make living from those copyright claims and they are very happy when they see their work stolen on other sites or printed on products, because they know it's certain money.

They are not microstock photographers tho but I believe if your work is stolen and offered for free it isn't much difference.


I agree.  Ask them what you can do or if you can get something back, more than what it costs to chase these robbers? That's the problem.
Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: LinaCo on March 26, 2020, 12:41
I wanted to find something similar, and your topic is very useful for me!
https://fixthephoto.com/online-photoshop-editor.html
Title: Re: cleanpng.com distributing our images freely
Post by: Astrantia on March 27, 2020, 03:38
I donīt know if this is of any help on this subject- but copytrack.com offers to claim your rights with their own lawyers.... And then keep their share if successful.

I havenīt had a claim yet, so I donīt know if it works, but maybe itīs worth a try?