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« on: June 26, 2017, 03:29 »
+1
I believe that SS is very much aware about the situation, but this is getting worst.
Wonder how will you protect your content.

I just found this link while browsing through quora
https://www.quora [dot] com/How-do-I-download-shutterstock-images-free


« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 03:33 »
+8
This need to be shuterstock's number one priority. I wish shareholders would read this forum, then maybe Shutterstock would take some notice of how their product is being devalued.

« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 03:46 »
+4
I 'll send a message right today with the link you provided to the contact support of Shutterstock. This is not funny :-(

« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 15:58 »
+3
This need to be shuterstock's number one priority. I wish shareholders would read this forum, then maybe Shutterstock would take some notice of how their product is being devalued.

"their product"? You mean our product

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 00:06 »
+2
This need to be shuterstock's number one priority. I wish shareholders would read this forum, then maybe Shutterstock would take some notice of how their product is being devalued.

"their product"? You mean our product
Well they're never going to care about whether it damages us. As a business they should/ do care that it damages them by devaluing what they are selling. If I was a share holder I would certainly care.

« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 01:08 »
0
This need to be shuterstock's number one priority. I wish shareholders would read this forum, then maybe Shutterstock would take some notice of how their product is being devalued.
Don't dream
Shareholders care about money, not about msg forum or microstock (probably most of them don't even know what it is) :D

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 01:25 »
+2
I would say, contributors that don't read the SS forums don't care about their products either.
There is a long thread about this over there and SS says it was taken care of the matter.

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 01:34 »
+1
haha! you can send as many links as you wish they dont care one bit. I have pointed out this around 4 times and not even a reply NADA!  Oh yes I did get one reply telling me how they constantly try to improve the site so obviously they didnt even understand the message.

Since the old staff left or got thrown out and the beancounters moved in they hardly ever reply to any messages and I doubt very much they ever pop in here to have a read. Its not like in the old professional days when they helped out. Nowadays all they have is a modest little forum moderator who seems afraid of everything.

« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 01:45 »
+3
I would say, contributors that don't read the SS forums don't care about their products either.
There is a long thread about this over there and SS says it was taken care of the matter.

Thanks for the link.. seem that the downloader is blocked. I am happy that SS took step quickly.

« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 03:01 »
+2
The Quora disqussion

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-download-shutterstock-images-free

is online still, and much related info. Would it be better if we reported it to Quora directly?


« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 06:47 »
0
Thank you for reporting this important issue.

Our legal team will issue a takedown notice to this site, and others like it that we find.

Our teams are also working to secure our systems to defend against this type of fraud.

Thank you for your commitment to Shutterstock and for your continued contributions.

Best,

Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 07:10 »
0
Thank you for reporting this important issue.

Our legal team will issue a takedown notice to this site, and others like it that we find.

Our teams are also working to secure our systems to defend against this type of fraud.

Thank you for your commitment to Shutterstock and for your continued contributions.

Best,

Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

Thanks for the update. I hope SS take some strict actions against such website.
Though the system is still not entirely clean.

Websites like fiverr are welcoming such illegal doings.
https://www.fiverr.com/raajpoot/do-web-scraping-and-buy-images-from-shutterstock

This guys at fiverr will give you SS images and has his own pricing structure.

Code: [Select]
[i]Hi....!!!
♥♥♥ 100% satisfaction guaranteed ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Deliver your images within 3 to 5 minutes ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Just Hit the order with Shutterstock image link OR image ID ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Big discount in Large Project ♥♥♥

Image...!!!
✔ 8 Shutterstock images for $5
✔ 18 Shutterstock images for $10
✔ 25 Shutterstock images for $15

Vector...!!!
✔ 1 vector for $5
✔ 3 vectors for $10
✔ 4 vector for $15

Footage...!!!
✔ HD
✔ 4K

HD Quality, Attractive, Catchy and Satisfied Images from shutterstock.

Please Hit the order with...!!!
✔ Shutterstock Image link
✔ Shutterstock Image link

Look forward to work with you.

♥♥♥ Thank You ♥♥♥[/i]

« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2017, 08:16 »
0
The Quora disqussion

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-download-shutterstock-images-free

is online still, and much related info. Would it be better if we reported it to Quora directly?

Just the article is still there, the downloader mentioned is blocked (see the last page on SS thread).

There is nothing to do about Quora, they do nothing wrong from a legal point of view. Some call this freedom of speech, even when it hurts us.

If you read their About page, you will see that they are proud having "people (authors) you can't meet elsewhere." They also protect the anonymity of their authors.

More than that, "the Wayback Machine was banned entirely from crawling Quora." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quora)

« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 08:28 »
+1

Thanks for the update. I hope SS take some strict actions against such website.
Though the system is still not entirely clean.

Websites like fiverr are welcoming such illegal doings.
https://www.fiverr.com/raajpoot/do-web-scraping-and-buy-images-from-shutterstock

This guys at fiverr will give you SS images and has his own pricing structure.

Code: [Select]
[i]Hi....!!!
♥♥♥ 100% satisfaction guaranteed ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Deliver your images within 3 to 5 minutes ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Just Hit the order with Shutterstock image link OR image ID ♥♥♥
♥♥♥ Big discount in Large Project ♥♥♥

Image...!!!
✔ 8 Shutterstock images for $5
✔ 18 Shutterstock images for $10
✔ 25 Shutterstock images for $15

Vector...!!!
✔ 1 vector for $5
✔ 3 vectors for $10
✔ 4 vector for $15

Footage...!!!
✔ HD
✔ 4K

HD Quality, Attractive, Catchy and Satisfied Images from shutterstock.

Please Hit the order with...!!!
✔ Shutterstock Image link
✔ Shutterstock Image link

Look forward to work with you.

♥♥♥ Thank You ♥♥♥[/i]

I think he was using one of the many methods mentioned on SS thread. Those are now blocked, well most of them. He could also be a crook that doesn't deliver what he is promising.

Anyway, new methods will be created if SS doesn't secure the collection somehow.

« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 06:46 »
0
These culprits will not stop.
http://getshutterstock[dot]com

Its a straight challenge to shutterstock, the website says:
"Free ShutterStock Images
If there is any prolem, we are working on it right now."

Shame!

Mir


« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2017, 07:23 »
0
And there is this too:

https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/91181-stealing-ss-images-big-time/?page=11#comment-1619241
So they are back and now they sell our images for Bitcoins.

I wonder if this is true, how many buyers have or would spend bitcoins on stock images?


niktol

« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 07:46 »
+1
These culprits will not stop.
http://getshutterstock[dot]com

Its a straight challenge to shutterstock, the website says:
"Free ShutterStock Images
If there is any prolem, we are working on it right now."

Shame!


I guess they are not spending too much time on corporate schmoozing

« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 06:36 »
+1
These culprits will not stop.
http://getshutterstock[dot]com

Its a straight challenge to shutterstock, the website says:
"Free ShutterStock Images
If there is any prolem, we are working on it right now."

Shame!


They have stopped
http://getshutterstock.com/

« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2017, 08:05 »
+2
These culprits will not stop.
http://getshutterstock[dot]com

Its a straight challenge to shutterstock, the website says:
"Free ShutterStock Images
If there is any prolem, we are working on it right now."

Shame!


They have stopped
http://getshutterstock.com/


Shutterdowner(dot)com is still online, working and distributing our work free.
Through a Google search you will also find a character MrZaghar who advertises this stealware on Facebook. Stealing copyrighted work is criminal activity. If you are on Facebook, report this guy on Facebook to have his post removed.
Email Shutterstock. We need to have this sick site offline, fast.

« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2017, 08:47 »
0
You guys just keep posting links to the stealing sites. You are only helping the problem! If you are going to post links, do it like ravens did above, with words only, so it's not actually a link that gets indexed. If you are quoting with the link, change the link! Yikes.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 08:49 by cathyslife »

« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2017, 09:15 »
+2

"their product"? You mean our product

Right thinking. Also the problem is that as soon as they take down one site or plug one loophole, the crooks are finding and using another. Just makes me wonder how many of the little sites are Swiss cheese and that's where most of the stolen images come from on the free sites? I won't upload to anything but major top four sites anymore. We already found DP selling out the back door on another site they owned.


 

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