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Author Topic: Copyright infringement by "MrCube"  (Read 5220 times)

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 05:00 »
+2
amazing...

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 08:47 »
+3


Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 10:14 »
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Yeah, nice work by Mr McCube, flip the image, apply filters and call it your own. Always makes me wonder, if someone here finds one, how many more are out there. Hundreds of these people?

And lets hope, like the last one, that when I click on links on Monday it will show a 404 error, files not found.  :)

I'm still in favor of some day, having a reasonable penalty to make this kind of activity costly, and to discourage it. No not the $250,000 over the top, stupid, noncollectable and judges will be hesitant to hand down. Something like a $500 fine, easy to slap on them! Or in the case of just one adaptation, theft or misuse, $50 fine.

amazing...

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 10:59 »
+2
Yeah, nice work by Mr McCube, flip the image, apply filters and call it your own. Always makes me wonder, if someone here finds one, how many more are out there. Hundreds of these people?

And lets hope, like the last one, that when I click on links on Monday it will show a 404 error, files not found.  :)

I'm still in favor of some day, having a reasonable penalty to make this kind of activity costly, and to discourage it. No not the $250,000 over the top, stupid, noncollectable and judges will be hesitant to hand down. Something like a $500 fine, easy to slap on them! Or in the case of just one adaptation, theft or misuse, $50 fine.

amazing...

I'd think it would have to be well over $500 for a portfolio of stolen images. That's only 310; hardly a deterrent.
But there's always the problem of getting any legal action over borders without incurring heavy legal expense.
E.g.
I live in the UK, my image gets stolen by X who lives in Australia and posts it to iS who come under Canadian Law, SS who are under US Law and any others from other parts of the world.

« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 11:30 »
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I think the stock sites need to pay out to the original creators 100% royalty - even if they already paid out to the thieves. They can then try to get it back from the thieves - which probably won't work, but it might deter them from accepting stolen stuff. Perhaps a thief watchlist should be kept by the sites too - and either block them completely or watch them closely, and perhaps hold their payouts a little longer...

Uncle Pete

« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 13:28 »
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Ignoring the obvious that it's impossible to do anything and International complications, the idea is, current penalties are unenforceable and so extreme that no judge will fine someone? Plus no enforcement agency seems to care. The charge of uploading a copyrighted work carries a maximum penalty of 3 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or gross loss made from the offense, whichever is more.

Yeah right for microstock? Somewhere with a commission of 30 cents or $2 most of the time?

Thus an enforceable fine that hurts. So what if it's "only 310" It's enough that it hurts. Who says these crooks are making more than that? Also a threat is better than what we have now - nothing! Plus it stops them and recovers some of the ill-gotten funds. I say give it to the prosecuting agency so they can chase more people.

DMCA a toothless dog that doesn't even bark. People can flaunt the laws and nothing happens. Oh, sorry, I'll take the photo down, because you caught me stealing it. Nothing Happens.

The alternative is keep saying, that won't work, that won't work, and do nothing. In which case we can keep finding people who steal our work for profit.



Yeah, nice work by Mr McCube, flip the image, apply filters and call it your own. Always makes me wonder, if someone here finds one, how many more are out there. Hundreds of these people?

And lets hope, like the last one, that when I click on links on Monday it will show a 404 error, files not found.  :)

I'm still in favor of some day, having a reasonable penalty to make this kind of activity costly, and to discourage it. No not the $250,000 over the top, stupid, noncollectable and judges will be hesitant to hand down. Something like a $500 fine, easy to slap on them! Or in the case of just one adaptation, theft or misuse, $50 fine.

amazing...

I'd think it would have to be well over $500 for a portfolio of stolen images. That's only 310; hardly a deterrent.
But there's always the problem of getting any legal action over borders without incurring heavy legal expense.
E.g.
I live in the UK, my image gets stolen by X who lives in Australia and posts it to iS who come under Canadian Law, SS who are under US Law and any others from other parts of the world.


fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 11:19 »
+5

« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2014, 13:44 »
+3

« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 14:03 »
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Hello, I'm quite new to this forum and unfortunattely I do not have much time t search the forum. I will dare to ask here, where should be reported sites that offer our work for free?

Just found this: newbielink:http://messagesquotes.com/new-year/2015-new-year-wallpapers/ [nonactive] and this newbielink:http://pulpypics.com/new-year-2015/ [nonactive] and many more...

Some quote regarding the copyright "2015 New Year Wallpapers are free to download. So go ahead and adorn your laptop or desktop screens with 2015 New Year Wallpapers."

Or "This was little bit debate on New Year. I have collected best New Year wallpapers, images, wallpapers  for you that I am sure you are going to like and share with your friends. Also please do comment and tell us that how much you like this post. Stay blessed and have fun!!"

I found some of my illustrations (as jpg) there and many more of your work I guess.

Regards, Madalina

« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2014, 16:15 »
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You will have to send the offending sites a DMCA takedown notice. There isn't anywhere to report this unless you are exclusive to one site

« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 00:38 »
0
Another one bites the dust.

fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2014, 01:57 »
+1
Shutterstock has reacted:

"Dear Robert,

Thank you for writing in.

We take copyright infringement and theft very seriously.  Please know that we are taking the necessary steps to investigate your claim to resolve this issue as quickly and efficiently as possible. Currently this contributor's account has been suspended, and our Legal team will take further action as deemed appropriate.

Best Regards,

Shutterstock Compliance"


 

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