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« on: October 26, 2015, 09:59 »
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Hello, guys.

I tried to create a topic on forum of Shutterstock.com, but I think it is useless.

Let me introduce Iranian pirate site Shutterstock.ir (is redirected to Parsstock.ir).

Site Shutterstock.ir uses a logo, corporate identity and watermarks of Shutterstock.com and deals with the illegal distribution of content from microstocks, mainly from Shutterstock.com. You can easily find your files keywords can be entered on English. Database of Shutterstock.ir has more than 145 000 files vectors and photos.

I also can to provide links to a portfolios of authors of Shutterstock.com whose images are being sold illegally on the site Shutterstock.ir on this forum if you need.

Employee of site Shutterstock.ir acknowledged that "download files from free graphics websites link heroturko and some more", but ignored my request to delete files. Moreover, he told me so: "We do not sell image around the world. We have government license to buy and sell (you see under every pages) anything in our country not all over the world. And because you can not sell your images in our country you will not get harmed. We love your works and we hope you make more and more money and sell your files to all world. One day when the world become 1 country without limitations, it will happen..."

My appeals to the hosting providers of sites Shutterstock.ir and Parsstock.ir were also ignored.

Brief information about the site Shutterstock.ir (Parsstock.ir):

e-mail: [email protected] [nofollow], [email protected] [nofollow]
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/shutterstock.ir [nofollow]

hosting provider of Shutterstock.ir: Toos-Ashena Co. Ltd.
Abuse contact: [email protected] [nofollow]

hosting provider of Parsstock.ir: Tebyan-e-Noor Cultural-Artistic Institute
Abuse contact: [email protected] [nofollow]

I want to draw your attention to the fact that Shutterstock License Agreement regularly not met. We all know that customer can not resell, redistribute, provide access to, share or transfer any visual content except as specifically provided in License Agreement.

Shutterstock.ir is one of the most brazen examples of ignoring of the rules that governing the obligations of the buyer. But there are many other: shutterstockshop.ir, gfxpro.ir, etc.

We all have heard of cases of ban the authors for breach of Terms of Service, but never about deletion of buyer account for breach of License Agreement.

Sorry for my English.

I was wrong in relation to Shutterstock, my post was published on the forum: http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/87020-pirate-sites/ [nofollow]
« Last Edit: October 26, 2015, 10:53 by busja »


« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 11:51 »
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I found less than 100 of my files there. Already trying to dig through the webhosts legal stuff.

Will post more if I get additional info.

BTW, my WHOIS research for their name server of parsihost.com leads me to the host: http://www.radcom.ir

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 11:57 »
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I found one of mine there - they are showing the Shutterstock image ID on the detail page, so it's fairly clear where they got it from. I replied to your forum post (which SS has replied to) offering to file a DMCA notice (or anything else) if that will help. Based on the OP's experience, I'm assuming it won't...

« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 12:06 »
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In order to increase the effectiveness of this takedown, please also consider emailing/contacting Shutterstock directly if any of you have been affected.

Shutterstock has a little more financial muscle (than me at least) to get this sorted. At least it involves Shutterstock directly since those punks use the Shutterstock logo and trying to copy the whole web site to look like the original Shutterstock.com.

I'm sure Shutterstock will not let this pass without trying anything.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 12:44 »
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Bunch of crooks. But it doesn't surprise me; Iran is a horribly corrupted country with a complete lack of ethics and total disregard for any kind of (human) rights.

« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 12:50 »
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Well, I found at least one of my images there.

« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 12:51 »
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more than 200 images from me >:(

« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 15:24 »
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Bunch of crooks. But it doesn't surprise me; Iran is a horribly corrupted country with a complete lack of ethics and total disregard for any kind of (human) rights.

sorry, but that is what the Cartel-led U. S. and Western mass media are telling us -- it is NOT TRUE though as far as the Persian population is concerned (and they are not the ones responsible for government human-rights abuses over there). Only this fact is not reported...

Yes, I fully agree that the Iranian government (and that includes clerics who always have the last say in that strange "system" over there) are totally out there -- and yes, your allegations as to corruption and complete lack of ethics are very well justified if THE OFFICIAL part of the country is what you direct this at! (But then again, the U. S. government and overall D. C. or "District of Criminals" and the bi-partisan mafia running the U. S. isn't any better, as all of us can see in real life every day.) So I am fully on the same page as yourself when it comes to the "Iranian state" and its lack of civilization and legal remedies for us outsiders or "infidels" but kindly phrase this in a way that makes it clear that the people in Persia are human beings too and that over 680 million of them have not stolen our pictures -- and they, too, have the morale and high ethics of most ordinary people.

Only that Persians have to live under a regime that does not allow them to translate their demands into "outputs of a political system" -- i. e. this is a BAD POLITICAL SYSTEM. But even in this respect, is the U. S. any better where constitutionally-minded people doing the right thing cannot make their beliefs count anymore and where a fake character becomes president (is he "more legitimate" than the other guy in Iran or Mr Assat in Syria -- at all)??

In this day and age, we should be getting used to differentiating between the "man in the street" and the crooks in charge at the administrative and government levels.

I would not want to make this more "political" and off-topic here, just let me say that we need to deal with this copyright infringement without what your average world-improver and progressive U. S. citizen would call hate speech or a "hate crime" in today's speak of "political correctness". We better focus on what little tools we have (lacking that DMCA rubbish that is in itself highly questionable anyway) and do this in a professional and more business-like way.

Off the top of my head, I am not sure if Iran is even a signatory or member of WIPO at all. So there we go.

Therefore, starting with finding some "vulnerability" at the ISP level would be a first.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 14:59 by stuttershock »

« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 07:15 »
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Thanks to all, who commented on forum of Shutterstock.com
​I sent my correspondence with employee of site Shutterstock.ir on [email protected] [nofollow] by request of Vincent admin of Shutterstock forum today.

« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 14:23 »
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Pakistan and other similar thief country = Planet of apes. Intelligent people not buying pictures from this warez sites. If you buy one pictures, you got a beautiful keylogger, and they stealing your all password.  This warez sites picked up the scattered coins off the ground, just like images spammers.
Dont worry, this country: Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and others killing himself soon :)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 14:29 by Groman »

« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2015, 07:20 »
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It explains why the site has changed its name from Shutterstock.ir to Parsstock.ir:
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DIR2014-0004 [nofollow]

« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2015, 09:15 »
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Lots of my stuff over there. Contacted shutterstock...

« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2015, 12:53 »
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The population of Iran is not 680 million more like 80 million

« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2015, 19:32 »
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Pakistan and other similar thief country = Planet of apes. Intelligent people not buying pictures from this warez sites. If you buy one pictures, you got a beautiful keylogger, and they stealing your all password.  This warez sites picked up the scattered coins off the ground, just like images spammers.
Dont worry, this country: Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and others killing himself soon :)
The scary thing is that not only does Iran now have a lot of our stock images, they will soon have a lot of nuclear weapons, thanks to the recently passed agreement. :-[

« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2015, 01:16 »
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Yes. And America already has it. And it's the only country that used it. So whats your point?

« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 01:59 »
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Yes. And America already has it. And it's the only country that used it. So whats your point?

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Seems like a bunch of racist little brats are here.

« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2015, 06:47 »
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« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 11:00 by Kamran »


Gig

« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 07:47 »
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@Kamran ..... What the he'll are you talking about? Do you ever think when open your mouth and speak!?? Nobody is offedive here we are just discussing a matter of fact : PEOPLE WHO EARN MONEY FROM OUR FILES, buying once and earning forever. THAT PISS ME OFF OK?
Are you ok with people stealing your works? Well good for you. We are quite upset

« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2015, 07:51 »
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The reality is that piracy is everywhere. Shutting it down, though, may be harder depending on the country. I'd guess that this is the biggest concern ONCE piracy happens. 

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 07:55 »
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@Kamran ..... What the he'll are you talking about? Do you ever think when open your mouth and speak!?? Nobody is offedive here
I'm sure he was offended by the post stereotyping all of Pakistan with the same broad brush. That is racism.
File piracy is a different issue. It is true that some countries don't have robust copyright laws, which is well known, but there is no need to spread xenophobia.

« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 07:56 »
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@Kamran ..... What the he'll are you talking about? Do you ever think when open your mouth and speak!?? Nobody is offedive here
I'm sure he was offended by the post stereotyping all of Pakistan with the same broad brush. That is racism.
File piracy is a different issue. It is true that some countries don't have robust copyright laws, which is well known, but there is no need to spread xenophobia.

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Gig

« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 08:07 »
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I have nothing against people from other countries.
but again, if you do this is USA , you would pass some trouble I guess. I don't know , I am just assuming this , since I am not American ...
Would you bet if you do your own pirate site it would be up for three days and then it would be close ?

OH , and BTW.... I just have found one of my illustration!

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 08:23 »
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I have nothing against people from other countries.
but again, if you do this is USA , you would pass some trouble I guess.
Yes, of course, because it's against US Law.

In some of the above-cited countries, you can be executed for things which most people in the West wouldn't bat an eyelid at. I find that a lot more upsetting than my files being pirated (though I don't condone that, obviously).
I'm pretty sure that the fact that we wouldn't bat an eyelid at these 'crimes' (in their statue book) makes certain (but not all) people there think we are barbarians.

« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2015, 22:54 »
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If your photos were pirated and your models were not wearing their hijabs you and they could be in a spot of trouble. Just saying. Also make sure that there are no ISIS trademarks in your images from now on.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/sadaf-taherian-iranian-actress-who-published-photos-on-instagram-without-a-hijab-condemned-has-a6713996.html

« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2015, 08:03 »
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If your photos were pirated and your models were not wearing their hijabs you and they could be in a spot of trouble. Just saying. Also make sure that there are no ISIS trademarks in your images from now on.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/sadaf-taherian-iranian-actress-who-published-photos-on-instagram-without-a-hijab-condemned-has-a6713996.html


That's such a * shame. Beautiful woman.


 

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