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« on: May 13, 2010, 08:21 »
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Hi,

I got email from some guy that on that page is my photo (photos?)
http://www.bestimagestock.com/details.php?gid=&sgid=&pid=39844 (this is OLD link. orginal photo was deleted and replaced with some flowers)

I dont remember that Ive signed up there. There are thiefs or what?

Anyone of you knows that site? Maybe there are your photos also.


Dash
« Last Edit: September 29, 2010, 14:11 by dash »


« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2010, 09:41 »
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I looked at the site three red flags

At least I can't find them
No Phone#
No Country or address found on site
They say their based in the USA
 ???

« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 10:00 »
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Ive got replay from them:

Hi

Your mail is received. For the investigation of the said photo is deleted
from our database.

All photographs of that photographer is controlled within 72 hours.

Yours sincerely


Fast move. Better check your photos are not there.

« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 10:08 »
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The site is awfully slow. Actually, I couldn't make a search at all, but it says:

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2010, 10:13 by Whitechild »

ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 11:48 »
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Ha, well people will be very disappointed if they buy subs there: there were hardly any images in the sections I checked out. And their keywording is beyond hysterical. There was a photo of a wild Rhino and its calf in Lake Nakuru NP. It's title was "animal, wild life" ("wild life" being a subcategory of 'animal' it wouldn't surprise me if all the few pics there are titled identically), and keyworded:
Animal,  Birds,  Butterflies,  Zoo,  Reptiles,  Wild Animals,  Pets,  Nature,  Environment,  Lion,  Tiger,  Wolf,  Cat,  Dog,  Human Friends,  Aquarium,  Biology,  Eco Tourism,  Ecotourism,  Fish,  Marine,  Marine Life,  Nature,  Sea Life,  Sealife,  Tank,  Under Water,  Underwater,  Aquatic,  Aquatics,  Dolphin,  Dolphins,  Fauna,  Habitat
So you'll notice that " Rhino" or its location aren't even in the title or keywords.
Stay well clear, folks.
(If you want to license that one image, it's $79)
Actually, the whole site looked pretty similar to another site we dissed here quite recently.

« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2010, 12:41 »
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Ive got replay from them:

Hi

Your mail is received. For the investigation of the said photo is deleted
from our database.

All photographs of that photographer is controlled within 72 hours.

Yours sincerely


Fast move. Better check your photos are not there.


For a site that is "located" in the US the english grammar is not very good.  Another red flag.

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2010, 15:11 »
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For a site that is "located" in the US the english grammar is not very good.  Another red flag.

A look through their (tiny) collection of people photos reveals nearly all the models are Asian.  Not impossible for an American company, but unlikely.

Also, there are very few different models.  This looks like one person's portfolio, rather than a site with multiple different submitters.

ap

« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 15:14 »
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A look through their (tiny) collection of people photos reveals nearly all the models are Asian.  Not impossible for an American company, but unlikely.


i took a look under the 'female' category for people, and they all came up caucasian.  ???

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2010, 15:35 »
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Hmmm. I looked in 'birds', and got a huge list of error messages
"Warning: getimagesize(stock_photos/i_118107834.jpg) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/bestimag/public_html/i_gallery_photos.php  on line 29"
 and no visible images with firefox.
So I tried with IE, and got a security message I've never had before: "Do you want this website to access your clipboard?" Huh? What's all that about?
Anyway, in IE, I get the same error messages in Birds and also in the Wild Life subcategory I saw earlier in FF.

lisafx

« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2010, 18:45 »
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i took a look under the 'female' category for people, and they all came up caucasian.  ???

Darn, that blows my theory.   I looked under men and old folks.

ap

« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2010, 00:11 »
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i took a look under the 'female' category for people, and they all came up caucasian.  ???

Darn, that blows my theory.   I looked under men and old folks.

lol! are you serious?! i tried to check under men but it came up with database error. there were caucasian men and women under weddings too.

« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2010, 04:29 »
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lol! are you serious?! i tried to check under men but it came up with database error. there were caucasian men and women under weddings too.

The database error was probably due to the fact they reorganized their photos. Later they were back. Did they remove the "borrowed" images?  ;) The port now is limited, also as to subject.
I digged a bit in their code and it is a simple ktools photostore install.
Domain info (owner, location) is deliberately protected on /whois. Site hosted in the US (but that says nothing).

The "about us" gives no contact info at all, just states:
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Best Image Stock is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals worldwide, helping to bring creative work to life with the highest quality photography, footage and rights services. Best Image Stock offers a preeminent collection of more than 100.000 creative, entertainment and historic images, a comprehensive footage library, the world's deepest rights and clearances expertise and an award-winning media management solution. Based in USA, Best Image Stock serves more than 50 countries worldwide.

This text fragment is just bluntly stolen from Corbis:
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About Corbis
Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals worldwide, helping to bring creative work to life with the highest quality photography, footage and rights services. Corbis offers a preeminent collection of more than 100 million creative, entertainment and historic images, a comprehensive footage library, the world's deepest rights and clearances expertise and an award-winning media management solution, as well as empowering SnapVillage, an innovative microstock web site. Based in Seattle, Corbis serves more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.corbis.com.

As a scam, I've seen much better ones.  ;D

As to the origin of this scam, I have an idea where it comes from by the typical grammar error they made translating "based in Seatle" into "based in USA", where it should be "based in the USA". Ничего не скажу.  :P
« Last Edit: May 14, 2010, 05:01 by FD-amateur »

« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2010, 14:06 »
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New one!

Ive got email form customer who bought my photo at Bigstockphoto and used it on his website:

"I few weeks ago I received an e-mail from some Turkish guys who claimed that they are representative of www.bestimagestock.com and warning me about using a photo without licence. They stated that they have the copyright of this photo and I should remove it immediately and make some kind of agreement with them for not going to court.
You can see the photo in http://www.bestimagestock.com/search.php?search=75052&match_type=id The photo ID is 75052. It can only be found by searching with photo ID. Do you have any connection with the site www.bestimagestock.com in terms of copyright bases?"


FUCKIN THIEFS! I wish I cant get them personally!

RacePhoto

« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 23:41 »
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New one!

Ive got email form customer who bought my photo at Bigstockphoto and used it on his website:

"I few weeks ago I received an e-mail from some Turkish guys who claimed that they are representative of www.bestimagestock.com and warning me about using a photo without licence. They stated that they have the copyright of this photo and I should remove it immediately and make some kind of agreement with them for not going to court.
You can see the photo in http://www.bestimagestock.com/search.php?search=75052&match_type=id The photo ID is 75052. It can only be found by searching with photo ID. Do you have any connection with the site www.bestimagestock.com in terms of copyright bases?"


FUCKIN THIEFS! I wish I cant get them personally!


Just out of curiosity can you link to your original on Bigstock?

« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 17:07 »
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Site looks "dead" and indeed: poor English and I'm not a native speaker as well:
   
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