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Here is a terrible example of plagiarism I found on Shutterstock. The original image (Preto Perola) is one of the most popular images (search Valentine) on the site. Over 200,000 images later (three/four weeks?) there's the outrageous copy by Marcel Schauer posted - based on the individual file numbers. Apart from the obvious copycat photograph, the title of the image and every single keyword is identical! There is however one difference, the image quality of the plagiarised copy is rubbish which is why is does not sell so well. He has even posted a series of his copycat images absolutely identical to Preto Perola's but all equally a lower standard of technical ability.

This is the most obvious example I have seen for a while - Take a bow Marcel Schauer - and hang your head in shame!

Maybe this thread could be a 'name and shame' thread showing other such blatant examples. I hope the various library admins check in now and then to this thread and remove any such outrageous offenders images from they're own sites.

Creative inspiration is one thing but this is just taking the p-i-s-s.

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iStockPhoto.com / Corbis using iStock Typography
« on: March 07, 2012, 05:24 »
Maybe just a coincidence....

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iStockPhoto.com / GAME OVER
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:28 »
..and the winner is Shutterstock.

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iStockPhoto.com / iStock photo New Facebook App with FREE images
« on: February 20, 2012, 16:38 »
http://hexus.net/tech/items/software/35077-just-time-valentines-day-istockphoto-launches-free-e-card-app-facebook-users/

I wonder if the photographs they give away for free earn any credits for the photographer.

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