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« on: November 03, 2020, 06:33 »
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I accidentally discovered a thief. I recognized some of popular vectors in his portfolio. I read somewhere on the forum that you must be the copyright owner if you want to make complain (maybe I'm wrong). Anyway, I will post links here, I hope that copyright owners will see this.

thief: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/summer-time-banner-poster-beach-theme-gm1262987470-369608541
original: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/hello-summer-2019-yellow-card-or-banner-gm1127469279-297164551

thief: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/happy-fathers-day-calligraphy-greeting-card-vector-illustration-gm1225305235-360604589
original: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/happy-day-calligraphy-greeting-card-vector-1080816170

thief: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/back-to-school-education-banner-gm1263065859-369657276
original: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/back-school-vector-characters-background-template-1086095453

thief: https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/collection-of-christmas-santa-claus-gm1277716399-376850209
original: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/collection-christmas-santa-claus-set-1-504600148

thief: https://www.alamy.com/isolated-colorful-silhouettes-of-kids-jumping-vector-image247462826.html
original: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/isolated-colorful-silhouettes-kids-jumping-59161477

thief: https://www.alamy.com/halloween-poster-with-ghosts-bats-and-pumpkins-image247416410.html
original: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/halloween-poster-ghosts-bats-pumpkins-218664325

And many more...




« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 09:39 »
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I doubt the original artist will see this, I am writing to the first one, so she can file the complaint, maybe others have more time to contact the rest?

LE: I also wrote a message to the third one.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 11:45 by zsooofija »

« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 10:13 »
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IStock were excellent at taking these guys down once informed so hopefully if they get one or two reports about this.

« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 11:16 »
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The third one (the original artist) replied me, and he reported it. Hopefully it won't take long. I am curios if they just delete one image or the whole port.

« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 12:10 »
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The third one (the original artist) replied me, and he reported it. Hopefully it won't take long. I am curios if they just delete one image or the whole port.

Great, thanks for your effort. Well, the entire portfolio is consists of stolen files, with multiple files from a single user. So, it will be ridiculous just to remove one or a few files.

« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 08:48 »
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His portfolio is still online and still uploading. But it appears that  few files has been deleted.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 11:11 »
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His portfolio is still online and still uploading. But it appears that  few files has been deleted.

More than one agency and not the usual place we'd expect this. Of course Edward Chan, as we've seen before is like John Smith.  Good Luck.

Oh I had to look.  :)

Chen is the 5th most common surname in mainland China (around 70 million) and 4th most common in the world (around 80-100 million, including all its variants like Chan, Tan, Tran)


 

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