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« on: August 21, 2013, 04:43 »
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EmberMike

« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 12:34 »
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The thief is still denying he did anything wrong and still has the image on his instagram account: http://instagram.com/bogdhan

Even when caught red-handed, these jokers still think they can fool anyone.

ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 13:27 »
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The thief is still denying he did anything wrong and still has the image on his instagram account: http://instagram.com/bogdhan

Even when caught red-handed, these jokers still think they can fool anyone.
Yeah and you have to be a member of instagram to say anything but he will take it down like all the rest.

Perhaps the OP (original photographer) should get hold of a copyright attorney?

« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 13:32 »
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The thief is still denying he did anything wrong and still has the image on his instagram account: http://instagram.com/bogdhan

Even when caught red-handed, these jokers still think they can fool anyone.


He is the King of the Idiots

« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 14:11 »
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So who won?

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 14:19 »
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So who won?

I don't know grazing through the comments it looks like they took down that contest.  Which I don't think is fair for those that created their images themselves.  But they probably did it out of paranoia..."What if we pick another image thief as the winner?"

Shelma1

« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 14:28 »
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I have a feeling every photo on his Instagram is stolen. They're all very different styles.

« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 14:31 »
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I have a feeling every photo on his Instagram is stolen. They're all very different styles.

yep! my cat ;D

EmberMike

« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013, 14:44 »
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I have a feeling every photo on his Instagram is stolen. They're all very different styles.

That vector image is definitely stolen, I know he didn't do that stuff.

He refuses to delete anything, though. All of the comments (he had tons of negative ones a little while ago) have been deleted. He just keeps deleting comments and seemingly hoping this will all just go away.

« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 15:01 »
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I have a feeling every photo on his Instagram is stolen. They're all very different styles.

That vector image is definitely stolen, I know he didn't do that stuff.

He refuses to delete anything, though. All of the comments (he had tons of negative ones a little while ago) have been deleted. He just keeps deleting comments and seemingly hoping this will all just go away.

shameless indeed!

tab62

« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 15:34 »
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There is simple out for the thief-

"I got the photo on Google Images therefore it must be legal to use as my own"

gillian vann

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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 18:36 »
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I don't understand, why didn't the Samsung judges use Tineye (or whatever) to do a quick search? Samsung don't really care either, they're only in this for the publicity, they need to be publicly shamed over this also.

« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 21:03 »
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I don't understand, why didn't the Samsung judges use Tineye (or whatever) to do a quick search? Samsung don't really care either, they're only in this for the publicity, they need to be publicly shamed over this also.

I don't get the feeling that they're ashamed at all. Maybe they're shameless?

I thought Asian leaders are supposed to be personally ashamed whenever they bring shame on themselves and their companies/countries.

It will be a shame if the original photographer doesn't receive more than an apology from Samsung. They owe him that and more.

« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 21:49 »
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yet another proof that it's safer to use watermarks !
the original author posted the photo on Flickr and 500px, that's where it was stolen.

on the other side, it proves that you still need a pro photographer to stand out from the instagram/FB crowd.

as for the photo in question, i can't see what's so artistic or special about it ! a guy riding a moto with trees and fog in b/w .. ok so F ing what ?

« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2013, 21:53 »
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I don't understand, why didn't the Samsung judges use Tineye (or whatever) to do a quick search? Samsung don't really care either, they're only in this for the publicity, they need to be publicly shamed over this also.

I don't get the feeling that they're ashamed at all. Maybe they're shameless?

I thought Asian leaders are supposed to be personally ashamed whenever they bring shame on themselves and their companies/countries.

It will be a shame if the original photographer doesn't receive more than an apology from Samsung. They owe him that and more.

in the past photo contests required PRINTS and the finalists were also eventually required to provide the RAW files.

but this contest was just requiring JPGs posted on instagram so of course anyone can cheat.
who has the time to double check ? and services like TinEye are very very limited, many photographers use Flash to display images for instance and so they can't be found on TinEye or Google images but thieves can steal doing screenshots.

EmberMike

« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2013, 23:27 »
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So now this joker is posting a photo of an old woman and saying it is him, as if that makes this all ok. And despite the fact that earlier he had photos of himself on his IG account and deleted them to try and play this "I'm really a little old lady" gag.

Just keeps getting weirder...

« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2013, 23:40 »
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oh man this is nuts, some people are really messed up, what a laugh!

just noticed he removed the picture of him with UNO cards ;D

Ron

« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2013, 01:26 »
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Mark Zuckerberg is known for stealing others work, he stole Facebook in the first place, so this is all in line with Mark Zuckerbergs vision. Facebook TOS claims all photos posted on Facebook will give them a unlimited world wide licence to use the photos in any way they want. Instagram is owned by Mark Zuckerberg. He is a thieve, why would Instagram take action against this guy? He is only following the example of the CEO.

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2013, 04:38 »
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yet another proof that it's safer to use watermarks !
Can you actually watermark an image you put on instagram?
I thought you had to put them up directly from a phonecam, but as you need to sign up before you can get in (shockingly bad practice, surely) I'm not sure.
But to be fair, I haven't looked at photo apps for my phone, so possibly/probably there is a watermarking one available.


 

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