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« on: January 14, 2013, 16:31 »
Hi, I've found a Facebook page using only stolen photos here:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Air/127545187653.

I know, what else is new? The thing is, the page belongs to an airline company, and they are using the stolen photos to promote their business. I have filled 10 reports to Facebook and they were very fast in removing the stolen content. I also had several discussions with the persons behind the page, they simply don't care.

So, if you find your photos there you can fill in a report for copyright infringement directly to Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952   If there are enough complaints, Facebook will shut down their page.

The page is in romanian, but only the photos matter in this case. Cheers!

« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 01:56 »
Romania? Again?! What kind of 'one legged'-company is behind this fraud  >:(

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 02:39 »
Are you sure the image is stolen?

« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 03:12 »
yes, absolutely sure. they even answered with "google is for free". as you can understand romanian, check out the comments on this photo (while still available): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151225081222654&set=a.383340382653.160516.127545187653&type=1&relevant_count=1

Or this article: http://www.zoso.ro/social-media-blue-air/

« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 03:35 »
Strange. My experience was that FB canceled account after two or three warnings.

« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 04:01 »
Probably they spend money on advertising and FB needs more reports to shut them down.

roboz: I'm romanian as well. Do you have a problem with my country?

« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 04:14 »
Roboz, not only Viorel is also Romanian, but he was the one to bring this stuff to our attention. So you see, not all of us are bad.
I am also Romanian. Problems?

« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 04:31 »
Romania? Again?! What kind of 'one legged'-company is behind this fraud  >:(

 i personally found dozens of sites using my images ( and i got only 2.3k ) illegally. Guess what?... the majority were from Asia, US and Australia. Not even one from Europe ( don't mention Romania).

I don't try to blame somebody here.... just try to point out that the image theft is a world wide practice regardless of the country or continent ...
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 04:39 by nicku »

« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 05:04 »
Asa vitejilor ! Pe ei ! :)

« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 08:44 »
No, I don't have anything against anyone. My comment was rather a reaction to that:


Two companies in two days from Romania - it's this coincidence I've noticed. Nothing else.

If anyone feels offended by my comment, my apologies.


« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 09:38 »
Looks like it's gone, thanks Facebook!

« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 10:19 »
It's not gone, they're still up and still using stolen photos: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Air/127545187653

Only a few reported photos are gone, but the page is still full of previously posted stolen photos.


« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 10:26 »
Funny, link seemed to be down, now it's up again!

« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 10:35 »
I dont see any watermarked images. Were there some before? How do you know the unwatermarked images are stolen? I must be missing something.


« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2013, 11:56 »
You'd be better off letting the copyright holders know directly so they can DMCA. You can do Google image searches and track down the owners of the photos. I looked to see if there was anything of mine there, but the chance that anyone here is going to spot one of theirs is quite small with that number of images.

« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2013, 12:10 »
Yes, I did that and still doing it. Just wanted to let stock photographers know that a company's FB page is stealing their work, maybe someone else could act too, because, coming from me, it just seems that I have something personal with that company (and I don't).

Of course, this topic is only for those who care.


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