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Phadrea

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« on: December 06, 2017, 12:36 »
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This is horrendous. My entire SS port for free from thieves. What on earth are SS doing with their security giving Jpeg previews away ?

https://foundstock.com/



« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 12:51 »
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Fxxxck!!!  >:( Lots of images from my portfolio also !

« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 12:59 »
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Just sent a direct tweet message to @Shuttercontribs and @Jonoringer to tell them about this...

Phadrea

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 13:01 »
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Fxxxck!!!  >:( Lots of images from my portfolio also !

I think you will find they have all our images.

« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 13:03 »
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I sent a report (using four of my own images as examples) to Shutterstock's complliance enforcement via the web site report form.

« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 13:17 »
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For anyone else who wants to know how, since Shutterstock support probably won't tell you, here's how to disable your images altogether.

From your dashboard, go to the drop down under your name in the upper right corner of the page, and select "account settings"

On the right side, about half way down on that page, will be buttons to opt out of selling extended license, etc.

Opt out of image sales.  Save settings. (big red button, bottom left)  You're done.

This doesn't delete your images, so you can opt back in, if Shutterstock gets their s*** together.

Phadrea

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 13:26 »
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Seems like shutting the door after the horse has bolted though. They already have all our images, all this will do is cut off our earnings completely at SS.

derek

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 13:29 »
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yes they probably have all our images!  so much for picture-scout and agencies telling us they do everything in their power to find these freebie places. its a joke, theyre taking the piss!

« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 13:30 »
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If all their images are withdrawn, Shutterstock's contract with Facebook will be void, and they'll suffer financially for it.  Probably won't help us, but it will hurt them. 


« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 14:01 »
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I'm every day closer to get a regular job and abandon the stock altogether.

When that happens, I'll build a site and give away all my 20.000+ images for free in high-resolution only asking for a donation and I'll advertise the heck out of it.

One thing is certain, one major tourist destination will be "nuclear bombed" for the agencies.

« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 14:11 »
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Class action lawsuit?

farbled

« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 14:40 »
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That domain is hosted through a company called OVH, we can email them at abuse@ovh.net

The admin for the domain is:KASSE Christophe
Tech Phone: +33.344020215
Tech Email: o28a92t9qdptled600hv@l.o-w-o.info

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=foundstock.com

niktol

« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 15:15 »
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OVH? Reportedly, they are number one in hosting spammers and they'll host whoever they please.

« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 15:23 »
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Had a quick look on this thief's site. Found lots of my images being offered for free there. Probably my entire SS portfolio is stolen. I really am furious. Like you all, I also have worked hard to produce these image. Not to mention the expenses for each of the photo shoots. Any suggestions as to what we can do? I would like to wipe them off the internet if possible. Their hosting provider as well.

« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 15:32 »
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I have sent an email to both shutterstock and ovh, requesting that ss fix their problem immediately, and requesting ovh shut the site down immediately for massive copyright infringement. Hopefully it actually does some good.

« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2017, 15:38 »
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I sent a report (using four of my own images as examples) to Shutterstock's complliance enforcement via the web site report form.


Do you have a link to that report form? I can't locate it. I sent an email to general support, for all the good it is likely to do.


GraniteCove

« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 15:58 »
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Class action lawsuit?

Class action DOS. If every contributor affected by these dirtbags (hundreds of thousands?) accessed the site say two or three times a day...a perfectly legal way to hack the hackers. I highly doubt their hosting plan allows for that kind of bandwidth. Just don't click on any ad links though.


« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 15:59 »
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My entire library is up there as well, and I just joined shutterstock two weeks ago.  What .?  Can we hold shutterstock accountable for this hack?  Photos are not my main focus - but I'm upset enough to make the jump from 'observer' to participant in this forum. Just filled out a complaint on shutterstock.

« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 16:14 »
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Don't see any images without watermarks

« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 16:26 »
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Don't see any images without watermarks
Find one of yours and download it. I just downloaded a hi rez of one of mine...no watermark.

« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 16:38 »
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Ahh It's working now. Wow thanks for the free images! Just kidding what a mess and yes it does matter!

« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2017, 16:41 »
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I sent a report (using four of my own images as examples) to Shutterstock's complliance enforcement via the web site report form.


Do you have a link to that report form? I can't locate it. I sent an email to general support, for all the good it is likely to do.

I don't hold out much hope they'll do anything, but we have to report it anyway :(

The link is useless - it's just the contact form - but if you are logged in as a contributor and scroll down, in the center you'll see two legal links, one for misuse and one for infringement (I used Infringement)

https://submit.shutterstock.com/contact?language=en

« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2017, 17:03 »
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If theres a thread about this on ss forums i would like to see how quickly they will make it dissapear

« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2017, 17:12 »
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It seems as if the the photos on foundstock.com was deleted or blocked. BUT now it is possible to download
all photos without water sign about a the side www.shutterget.com [nofollow]. You need only the link to the photo
from shutterstock (thumbnail) and you get the photo in high resolution ! What a f...  !!!

« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2017, 17:20 »
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It seems as if the the photos on foundstock.com was deleted or blocked.utterget.com

I can still download my photos from foundstock at 1,000px width, for free.


 

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