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« on: June 08, 2024, 10:05 »
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This contributor stole plenty of my animations. I recognized many popular animations of other contributors too. Animations are almost the same, with some minor tweaks.

His portfolio:

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/GoProPk/video
https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/RaufKhan?assettype=film
https://stock.adobe.com/au/contributor/208381006/abdul?load_type=author&prev_url=detail

I already reported him on iStock. Now I'm filling DMCA for Shutterstock.

Check his portfolio, because I assume he stole photos and illustrations too.


« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2024, 19:40 »
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His videos are of very low quality. Thus, I assume most of them are his own.

« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2024, 04:48 »
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His videos are of very low quality. Thus, I assume most of them are his own.

Yes, they are very low quality, but the videos are not his own for sure. He made some minor tweaks or used my vectors to recreate the same video.

Just look at this example of other contributor.

original: https://www.istockphoto.com/video/juneteenth-freedom-day-background-4k-animation-with-colorful-shapes-and-typography-gm1492424625-516428766
his: https://www.istockphoto.com/video/juneteenth-freedom-day-background-4k-animation-with-colorful-shapes-and-typography-gm2155266748-576091261

He replicates over 30 of my videos, using my vector elements.

This isn't the first time this has happened. Few months ago, I reported a Shutterstock contributor for stealing half of my video portfolio.

« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2024, 05:32 »
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Another thief:

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/nasim_shikdar

I found one of my video, and plenty illustrations of other iStock and Shutterstock contibutors. He clearly use our elements to make his own illustration.

One example:

original: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/sticker-of-a-cartoon-toothbrush-gm1456226519-491325841
his:        https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/national-brush-day-illustration-november-1-2382725819

« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2024, 05:36 »
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From which agency do you suspect the person stole your content?

We should all keep an eye out for fraudulent accounts. Last month, I had Shutterstock close an account with more than 5,000 stolen videos.

Im always on the lookout for more fraudulent accounts with stolen content.

Having their accounts closed is satisfying.

« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2024, 05:39 »
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From which agency do you suspect the person stole your content?

We should all keep an eye out for fraudulent accounts. Last month, I had Shutterstock close an account with more than 5,000 stolen videos.

Im always on the lookout for more fraudulent accounts with stolen content.

Having their accounts closed is satisfying.

I am iStock exclusive, so I assume from there. How? I don't know. I don't believe they paid for my files.

« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2024, 05:47 »
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From which agency do you suspect the person stole your content?

We should all keep an eye out for fraudulent accounts. Last month, I had Shutterstock close an account with more than 5,000 stolen videos.

Im always on the lookout for more fraudulent accounts with stolen content.

Having their accounts closed is satisfying.

You know exactly from whichsoever already, you joined one of them, your always asking the same question here, despite having the answer already, and your time investment would be much better used by producing good content and uploading it only to non-unlimited agencies, instead of spending the extra time trying to corrrect the mistake you made. Time is the most valuable thing right after your health, so you should use it accordingly

« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2024, 00:29 »
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The bitterness in people's comments may come from their own struggles or failures as stock contributors. It could also be due to dissatisfaction with the industry, frustration with conformity, or experiences like content theft. Recognizing these frustrations is important, and finding positive ways to address them can help individuals move forward constructively.

« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2024, 00:37 »
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I am iStock exclusive, so I assume from there. How? I don't know. I don't believe they paid for my files.

Thank you for your response.

A member mentioned a way to download iStock footage via Canva. If you search the forum, you may find that thread.

Im not sure if that works with animations, but for footage, I take a screenshot of each clip and upload them once to pixsy.com.

You would then receive an email alert when one of your clips is uploaded to an agency for sale. Then, you could contact the relevant agency to take down your clips and close down the account.

 I hope this information is helpful.

Best of luck on your journey.


« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2024, 13:33 »
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I am iStock exclusive, so I assume from there. How? I don't know. I don't believe they paid for my files.

Thank you for your response.

A member mentioned a way to download iStock footage via Canva. If you search the forum, you may find that thread.

Im not sure if that works with animations, but for footage, I take a screenshot of each clip and upload them once to pixsy.com.

You would then receive an email alert when one of your clips is uploaded to an agency for sale. Then, you could contact the relevant agency to take down your clips and close down the account.

 I hope this information is helpful.

Best of luck on your journey.

Thanks for this tip. Best of luck to you too.

« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2024, 13:34 »
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Update:

Adobe portfolio is taken down. I am still waiting response from iStock and Shutterstock.


 

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