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« on: January 03, 2023, 01:16 »
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Found 2k+ my photos on sale at:

https://www.freepik.com/author/ingram [nofollow]



« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2023, 07:42 »
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Report that right away at copyright @ freepik .com.
Also drop them a message on twitter or elsewhere.
I had experienced a slow response in the beginning - now I have the template for this DMCA emails, but it's time consuming anyway.
169k downloads is significant sum.

« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2023, 08:25 »
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Tank you.  :)
Yep. Many sales and number is growing. I wrote to [email protected] [nofollow], but something (sales🤑?) is preventing them of strong action.
Whatever, will write again.
Found in that port photos of another two authors,  but cant reach em.

« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2023, 20:02 »
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Must be accounts created by idiots who watch Youtube videos "Make $3,000 an hour uploading others' photos. No experience needed!"

 

« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2023, 06:47 »
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Toothless.

« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2023, 07:10 »
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Toothless.

"that they have bought from a contributor"? What does that mean? What contributor of what agency? Because I do not know any microstock agency that allows re-selling of images, so, yes, that would actually be illegal.
Did you file a DMC copyright notice? They are legally bound to react to that.

« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2023, 08:25 »
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"that they have bought from a contributor"? What does that mean? What contributor of what agency? Because I do not know any microstock agency that allows re-selling of images, so, yes, that would actually be illegal.
Did you file a DMC copyright notice? They are legally bound to react to that.
Yes I did. Dozen e-mails with DMCA-bla-bla "I copyright owner, this is violation.... this is link to my port at Alamy.... bla-bla"
No in - no out.

But.
Hold tight, guys, I have another sad story linked to this case.

Once upon a time I signed to Ingram Images agency, uploaded 2k+ images and first couple years had 70-100 pounds every quarter.
Then income fallen like I newer saw before - immediately and was like 20-30 pounds/quarter.
Couple years ago I wrote letter to Ingram with request of agreement termination and then-editor-some-guy Louis assured me that all images are deleted, money paid, we all set.
....
Everything was fine untill I decided to sign up to Freepik and upload some of my early "christmas" images there. Next day I got copyright warning from Freepik and demanded to explain where from I got mine (!) images.

I started searching on Freepik markretplace and found.... ALL my "deleted" by Ingram port in portfolio of user....... wait for it.... INGRAM!)
================
Today I asked Ingram second time to do the same - delete my images and terminate agreement.
They agreed.
Again.

« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2023, 12:57 »
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Another thief on Freepik:

https://www.freepik.com/author/photobalance/

Found hundreds of my photos on sale.

« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2023, 14:17 »
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Another Freepik thief:

newbielink:https://www.freepik.es/autor/onetwostudio55 [nonactive]

Page after page stolen Istock exclusive images with more than a couple hundreds of my best selling images!

« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2023, 11:51 »
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Recently I found several copies of my images on freepik, I sent DMCA notice, they asked for screenshots with dates of upload and then just let me know, that the portfolio with my images was removed. Even my images were just small part of that portfolio. So DMCA is working on freepik. But it takes time to gather all links and fill the form.

« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2023, 12:24 »
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New thief (about 2k photos, food, agrarian, backgrounds) on Freepik:
https://www.freepik.com/author/arfo8 [nofollow]

About 1k my images. There must be another one infringed author if to judge by style.

« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2023, 12:39 »
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Toothless.


You say toothless, I say criminal and crooked.

« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2023, 12:47 »
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I also found one that has a lot of my photos:

https://www.freepik.com/author/solidstocks

 >:(

« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2023, 12:59 »
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Toothless.


You say toothless, I say criminal and crooked.

THIS^^

« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2023, 16:24 »
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Toothless.

This is incredible! Bad times for honest contributors!

« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2023, 16:28 »
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This has been Freepik since day 1

« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2023, 23:21 »
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my question is:
a) how are they downloading all your assets? (do you have it on some unlimited plan?)
b) curious also - how are you finding your assets/finding out the ones they've taken?

thanks!

« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2023, 00:02 »
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my question is:
a) how are they downloading all your assets? (do you have it on some unlimited plan?)
I think so. Envato AFAIK doing.

b) curious also - how are you finding your assets/finding out the ones they've taken?

thanks!
Untill I find them taken I don't know about that. (titles/keywords + sorting results by popularity if you meant this)

« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2023, 02:25 »
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my question is:

b) curious also - how are you finding your assets/finding out the ones they've taken?

thanks!

I have some specific images and so they are easy to find. A simple search immediately brings them to my attention.

« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2023, 09:09 »
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I also found one that has a lot of my photos:

https://www.freepik.com/author/solidstocks

 >:(

After a few more emails sent to them....


Quote
Hi

The author has been blocked and his content removed from our site. Please allow 24 hours for the images to disappear from our site.

Regards


Copyright Department


« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2023, 11:13 »
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New thief (about 2k photos, food, agrarian, backgrounds) on Freepik:
https://www.freepik.com/author/arfo8 [nofollow]

About 1k my images. There must be another one infringed author if to judge by style.
Thief is gone. RIP.

« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2023, 12:21 »
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New thief (about 2k photos, food, agrarian, backgrounds) on Freepik:
https://www.freepik.com/author/arfo8

About 1k my images. There must be another one infringed author if to judge by style.
Thief is gone. RIP.

For now.

FiledIMAGE

  • Freelance Photgrapher based in Melbourne Australia

« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2023, 07:54 »
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Thank you for this thread I found randomly.

Found 1.5k of my images stolen

https://www.freepik.com/author/alleca

2.1k downloads on premium. IM guessing this person has made lots of money off me. Emailed support but will they actually do anything?

Chris

« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2023, 08:04 »
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Thank you for this thread I found randomly.

Found 1.5k of my images stolen

https://www.freepik.com/author/alleca

2.1k downloads on premium. IM guessing this person has made lots of money off me. Emailed support but will they actually do anything?

Chris

Hi,

You need to be more insistent. In the end, in my case, they blocked that user. I also wrote to them on Facebook and left a negative review on Google Maps.
Use this email address: [email protected]

 :)




FiledIMAGE

  • Freelance Photgrapher based in Melbourne Australia

« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2023, 07:27 »
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They have replied pretty quick asking for usual details like publication date. Sent them  examples but where do you start. Its 1500 assets!

So can this be reported to police or anything? 2100 sales to this thief! I presume they just get away with it.

MOre importantlyu if so many are finding their images on Freepik can we ascertain how this is happening? How are they getting hold of our portfolios? One library has a security hole and they should be challenged on this


 

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