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Author Topic: Copyright infringement by "adolf34"  (Read 3974 times)

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 13:59 »
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what ...

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 14:03 »
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Looks like a good catch.

« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 14:58 »
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Nice work Stvagna!

« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 15:22 »
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The iStock links already give a 404 error - that was quick :)

Nice catch

« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 16:55 »
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Nice job.

U11


« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2014, 18:17 »
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Google image search easily brings those pictures on other stock sites.
but I guess it will not be sustainable  for IS to run such search before image approval

« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2014, 17:59 »
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I had the opposite thing happen. In running a keyword search on Google I saw one of my images being sold on Masterfile. It was at the top of the search results. It was a vector made by tracing and silhouetting one of my offshore oil industry images. I had uploaded the image in 2008 and it sold 150 times. I wrote to istock and asked if they would handle it. After 3 weeks they came back and basically said that I did not prove it was my image and that I did not prove that the person using it had licensed the image from me. I did not get a chance to prove it but I don't suppose I could have made a detailed full daylight image from the artist's silhouette nor could he get the same distance and angle and perspective  of something 100 miles in the ocean with the cranes in the precise position. I have kept government filed log records of being there at the date and time. Somehow I doubt the artist would come up with a source.
So I wrote Masterfile and they promptly removed the image.
Bottom line. Even if you are exclusive istock does not take protection of your image seriously.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2014, 19:18 by landbysea »

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2014, 18:34 »
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Bottom line. Even if you are exclusive istock does not take protection of you image seriously.
True, but paradoxically they posted a while back that we must not chase up images ourselves but let CR handle it; which they often either don't, or their actions aren't effective. Maybe they just email them once and that's it.
Certainly I've pointed out editorial images being used commercially, or images where you can see part of the watermark, and they've been up months or years after I reported it. They did tell me I wouldn't be held responsible for editorial images being used commercially, however.

Have we ever established any micro who really follows up this stuff with rigour? It's probably 'not sustainable'.
Alamy isn't interested in following up theft of images from legally purchased uses.

« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2014, 18:37 »
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"Adolf 34" - the year Hitler became Fuhrer, presumably the thief is a joker.

Uncle Pete

« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 21:02 »
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And the links produce a 404 error = GONE! Which makes me feel kind of good.

"Adolf 34" - the year Hitler became Fuhrer, presumably the thief is a joker.

Hobostocker

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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2014, 23:16 »
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"Adolf 34" - the year Hitler became Fuhrer, presumably the thief is a joker.

makes sense.
Hitler met Eva Brown when she was working in a photography store.


 

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