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« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2013, 15:28 »
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Surely there is some way to shut the site down given the weight of the Getty Gorilla?

The simplest and the fastest way would be to actually buy this site and close it :)
That surely would be a great acquisition... Then Getty would also be able to use their technology and launch a "gettyreseller" platform.


« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2013, 19:00 »
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yes, we should all report it.

Another iStocker reported this sale elsewhere and said that in order to report the seller on Flippa you had to give a phone number. They didn't want to give that information out - a throwaway e-mail is one thing, but a phone number is harder.

« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2013, 21:30 »
+3
I reported the auction to Flippa, and they say they have now been in contact with istock about the auction and are awaiting a DMCA claim from them.

« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2013, 00:18 »
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I reported the auction to Flippa, and they say they have now been in contact with istock about the auction and are awaiting a DMCA claim from them.


I reported it too but it sounded like they weren't going to do anything unless iStock sent a DMCA.  If iStock is too lazy to do anything or doesn't care then the auction won't be removed

Quote
    Thanks for contacting Flippa Customer Support.

    Flippa will remove a listing with contents infringing on copyright or a trademark, upon receipt of a Digital Millenium Copyright Act ( DMCA ) notice from the affected party, or a signed official document from a legal body.

    More information on Flippa's policies regarding listings containing potentially copyrighted or trademarked material can be found at
    https://flippa.com/help/forbidden-copyright-material

    Please let us know if you need further information or clarification.

    Kind Regards

    Flippa Customer Support.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2013, 03:49 »
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I reported it too but it sounded like they weren't going to do anything unless iStock sent a DMCA.  If iStock is too lazy to do anything or doesn't care then the auction won't be removed
Quote
    Thanks for contacting Flippa Customer Support.

    Flippa will remove a listing with contents infringing on copyright or a trademark, upon receipt of a Digital Millenium Copyright Act ( DMCA ) notice from the affected party, or a signed official document from a legal body.

    More information on Flippa's policies regarding listings containing potentially copyrighted or trademarked material can be found at
    https://flippa.com/help/forbidden-copyright-material

    Please let us know if you need further information or clarification.

    Kind Regards

    Flippa Customer Support.


At least this will let us know iStock/Getty's official position on this.
After all, Lobo lurks here so word can easily get back to HQ that all they need to do is send a DMCA.
So if they don't, we get the message.
And if they do, not before time.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 06:51 by ShadySue »

« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2013, 06:49 »
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well, i just saw that the site sold with 'Buy it Now'.. for $20,000

A big price to pay for something that could get shut down in a day with a take down notice.

« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2013, 07:04 »
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Have you read the comments at the bottom?

This is illegal. Read istockphoto TOS. You cannot resell the images you have bought as you don't have this right. Not to mention that you buy an image once and sell it later to several people. If you haven't been sued until now, you can bet you will be now.

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/licenses

"License restrictions
Here is what you cannot do with either a Standard or Extended license:
Sub-license, give away, share or otherwise transfer stand-alone images/files"


Reply;

    hoaiphong (100% | $10.3K)   Date:4 hours ago

I am understand, however now we resolve all problems and you can run it without any problem about license. As I note before, istockphoto contact me and now all are ok.

pieman

  • I'm Lobo
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2013, 07:18 »
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Have you read the comments at the bottom?

This is illegal. Read istockphoto TOS. You cannot resell the images you have bought as you don't have this right. Not to mention that you buy an image once and sell it later to several people. If you haven't been sued until now, you can bet you will be now.

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/licenses

"License restrictions
Here is what you cannot do with either a Standard or Extended license:
Sub-license, give away, share or otherwise transfer stand-alone images/files"


Reply;

    hoaiphong (100% | $10.3K)   Date:4 hours ago

I am understand, however now we resolve all problems and you can run it without any problem about license. As I note before, istockphoto contact me and now all are ok.

And you believe everything you read on the internet? Hrmm.

I can assure you we have a team of people working to get them removed from ISPs as soon as they change up. This latest endeavor isn't something we aren't aware of either.


« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2013, 07:24 »
+1
Have you read the comments at the bottom?

This is illegal. Read istockphoto TOS. You cannot resell the images you have bought as you don't have this right. Not to mention that you buy an image once and sell it later to several people. If you haven't been sued until now, you can bet you will be now.

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/licenses

"License restrictions
Here is what you cannot do with either a Standard or Extended license:
Sub-license, give away, share or otherwise transfer stand-alone images/files"


Reply;

    hoaiphong (100% | $10.3K)   Date:4 hours ago

I am understand, however now we resolve all problems and you can run it without any problem about license. As I note before, istockphoto contact me and now all are ok.

And you believe everything you read on the internet? Hrmm.

I can assure you we have a team of people working to get them removed from ISPs as soon as they change up. This latest endeavor isn't something we aren't aware of either.


No Lobo, I do NOT believe everything I read on the internet.

All I did was ask if people saw the comments.

pieman

  • I'm Lobo
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2013, 07:37 »
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Oh, well that makes way more sense. So what do you image those comments mean? It  behooves me to ask as it seems like you are under the impression that due to the comments left by the seller they are in discussion with iS and that we had cleared him to utilize the site in this way.

« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2013, 08:03 »
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Oh, well that makes way more sense. So what do you image those comments mean? It  behooves me to ask as it seems like you are under the impression that due to the comments left by the seller they are in discussion with iS and that we had cleared him to utilize the site in this way.


Sorry if I gave the impression that I believed in those comments.

For the record, I think those comments are outrageous, false and misleading.

« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2013, 08:11 »
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Oh, well that makes way more sense. So what do you image those comments mean? It  behooves me to ask as it seems like you are under the impression that due to the comments left by the seller they are in discussion with iS and that we had cleared him to utilize the site in this way.

You get a heart for using the word 'behooves' in a forum post.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2013, 08:51 »
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I reported the auction to Flippa, and they say they have now been in contact with istock about the auction and are awaiting a DMCA claim from them.


I reported it too but it sounded like they weren't going to do anything unless iStock sent a DMCA.  If iStock is too lazy to do anything or doesn't care then the auction won't be removed

Quote
    Thanks for contacting Flippa Customer Support.

    Flippa will remove a listing with contents infringing on copyright or a trademark, upon receipt of a Digital Millenium Copyright Act ( DMCA ) notice from the affected party, or a signed official document from a legal body.

    More information on Flippa's policies regarding listings containing potentially copyrighted or trademarked material can be found at
    https://flippa.com/help/forbidden-copyright-material

    Please let us know if you need further information or clarification.

    Kind Regards

    Flippa Customer Support.

Isn't this totally wrong from Flippa?
If you complained about one of your photos (licensed from iStock) being on that other place, they should have paid attention to your complaint.
When I complained to e.g. flickr and pinterest, I showed it was my pic from iStock, and they investigated on my sayso.
The copyright is ours, not iStock's, or am I missing something re Flippa, which I'd never heard of before this thread.

« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2013, 09:43 »
+1
well, i just saw that the site sold with 'Buy it Now'.. for $20,000

A big price to pay for something that could get shut down in a day with a take down notice.


Have you read the comments at the bottom?

This is illegal. Read istockphoto TOS. You cannot resell the images you have bought as you don't have this right. Not to mention that you buy an image once and sell it later to several people. If you haven't been sued until now, you can bet you will be now.

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/licenses

"License restrictions
Here is what you cannot do with either a Standard or Extended license:
Sub-license, give away, share or otherwise transfer stand-alone images/files"


Reply;

    hoaiphong (100% | $10.3K)   Date:4 hours ago

I am understand, however now we resolve all problems and you can run it without any problem about license. As I note before, istockphoto contact me and now all are ok.

And you believe everything you read on the internet? Hrmm.

I can assure you we have a team of people working to get them removed from ISPs as soon as they change up. This latest endeavor isn't something we aren't aware of either.


Isn't it counter productive to let the sale go through in the first place, now you have to worry about it popping up on ISP's all over the world.

« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2013, 12:04 »
+2
Have you read the comments at the bottom?

This is illegal. Read istockphoto TOS. You cannot resell the images you have bought as you don't have this right. Not to mention that you buy an image once and sell it later to several people. If you haven't been sued until now, you can bet you will be now.

http://www.istockphoto.com/help/licenses

"License restrictions
Here is what you cannot do with either a Standard or Extended license:
Sub-license, give away, share or otherwise transfer stand-alone images/files"


Reply;

    hoaiphong (100% | $10.3K)   Date:4 hours ago

I am understand, however now we resolve all problems and you can run it without any problem about license. As I note before, istockphoto contact me and now all are ok.

And you believe everything you read on the internet? Hrmm.

I can assure you we have a team of people working to get them removed from ISPs as soon as they change up. This latest endeavor isn't something we aren't aware of either.


That "team of people" sure did a great job with this up to now :D

« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2014, 10:29 »
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Looks like this site is finally dead.  I get the following message when I try to access the site.  "It works!  This is the default web page for this server.  The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet."

« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2014, 21:36 »
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Looks like this site is finally dead.  I get the following message when I try to access the site.  "It works!  This is the default web page for this server.  The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet."
that's good, however, there is still some hoodlum out there that bought all our images for 20.000!! Whitchurch he can turn around and sell on a new site?!


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2014, 21:54 »
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Sorry old tread alert....

Just realised, but, scary! Wish I new what became if all this?


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

Goofy

« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2014, 23:21 »
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"Just realised, but, scary! Wish I new what became if all this?"

They became the 'PP' part of iStock thus explaining the over payments in October :D



« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2014, 01:02 »
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Thanks Goofy, that's a really strange result?!


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2014, 04:43 »
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Looks like this site is finally dead.  I get the following message when I try to access the site.  "It works!  This is the default web page for this server.  The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet."
istockreseller.com is up and running?

« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2014, 10:30 »
+1
The site is up, but now it looks like it's just an iStock referral site that pushes you to iStock and give you a coupon code for a little discount, perhaps. Not a big deal - certainly not what it was.


 

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