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« on: January 25, 2014, 00:58 »
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I've discovered one of my best selling images being posted on a discussion forum site.  It's obviously a stolen copy (it still has my watermark partially visible although the thief tried to photoshop it out).

Anyway, I wrote an email to the site publisher and received a reply saying they would be glad to remove the image provided I could give evidence that I was the legal copyright holder.

What would constitute evidence in a case such as this?  I certainly don't want to send them the original RAW file as evidence since I don't know where that might end up...


« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 01:44 »
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Send him a screendump of the exif data.

Ron

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 03:11 »
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Tell them you are being nice by contacting them directly and if they really want evidence you can instead serve them with a DMCA and notify their ISP. I am sure they dont like their site being taken down over one image.

« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 05:31 »
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When i'm asked for evidence, i usually provide a direct link to the image on sale in stock.
This should be suffice evidence should your stock username share a similar correlation to your name/email addy

Shelma1

« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2014, 07:15 »
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Tell them you are being nice by contacting them directly and if they really want evidence you can instead serve them with a DMCA and notify their ISP. I am sure they dont like their site being taken down over one image.

Really. The image is stolen even if it's not yours. The watermark proves that.

Ron

« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2014, 07:29 »
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I know, read between the lines. The guy is being difficult, so tell em there are other ways which might hurt HIS business.

« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2014, 10:53 »
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I have't done a DMCA yet and I didn't really want to go through the whole rigmarole.  I guess it's time to learn how to do it.  Being nice doesn't seem to get me anywhere.

Ron

« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2014, 11:32 »
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Dont send the DMCA, just tell him if he wants proof you will send a DMCA. If he wants to go down that road over one image on his website, he is a tool. And if he calls your bluff, then you send a DMCA to him and to the ISP. The ISP will shut him down in an instance. Its law.

 A DMCA is really not that complicated.

http://automattic.com/dmca-notice/

« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2014, 13:38 »
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Hey hey.

Everybody can claim copyright, and they do.
There are all sorts of wierd examples.

If you own a picture displaying website, you are of course interested in doing it right, and such ask the right questions to people who claim this and that.
So provide him with a good proof, so reasonable doubt is vaporized and he can take action.
Link to an online photo or exif are two good possibilities.


 

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