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Were SS right to shut down the weekly Thieves Thread Update Project?

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Author Topic: Shutterstock suspicious accounts "wackamoles" update  (Read 24184 times)

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« Reply #200 on: August 05, 2019, 20:49 »
+8
I see SS deleted the latest "stolen images" threads and if I read correctly before the thread was deleted it seems Alex (Brasilnut) has been banned from the forum (waits to be corrected)
What is this some kind of weird big brother mentality in that outfit?

I can confirm that my account has been suspended for 3 days followed by 28 days of moderation for posting this suggestion to the SS forum.

SS is getting worse and worse for contributers
They dont give a rats ass about ports full of stolen images, behind the scenes sneaky snake deals like with FAA,  and are very hostile in their actions towards guys like Alex.
Frankly, I am starting to despise them and hope that one day someone with deep pockets and a big reputation gets violated and angry enough to launch a successful lawsuit and have it publicized


Brasilnut

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« Reply #201 on: August 06, 2019, 06:21 »
+2
I see SS deleted the latest "stolen images" threads and if I read correctly before the thread was deleted it seems Alex (Brasilnut) has been banned from the forum (waits to be corrected)
What is this some kind of weird big brother mentality in that outfit?

I can confirm that my account has been suspended for 3 days followed by 28 days of moderation for posting this suggestion to the SS forum.

Their actions look pathetic and puerile. But today looks like a small success if the 3200 image account of math313 has been taken down and stays down. I hope that your sales account hasn't been suspended and only your forum account, otherwise that is shocking!

My account, which is what really matters, has been unaffected.

« Reply #202 on: August 06, 2019, 06:58 »
+2
For those who want to pursue the agencies (who clearly could use some reminders that without contributors they have nothing to sell), just be aware of what the consequences might be for your income.

Being vocal when there are real possible consequences on your life/income is what separates internet warriors from people with a backbone imho

If you can be silenced by a vague threat regarding your income, you don't deserve ANY income

OM

« Reply #203 on: August 06, 2019, 08:05 »
+5
I see SS deleted the latest "stolen images" threads and if I read correctly before the thread was deleted it seems Alex (Brasilnut) has been banned from the forum (waits to be corrected)
What is this some kind of weird big brother mentality in that outfit?

I can confirm that my account has been suspended for 3 days followed by 28 days of moderation for posting this suggestion to the SS forum.

Their actions look pathetic and puerile. But today looks like a small success if the 3200 image account of math313 has been taken down and stays down. I hope that your sales account hasn't been suspended and only your forum account, otherwise that is shocking!

My account, which is what really matters, has been unaffected.

Glad to hear that.

On a slightly different subject.....I sent an email to Adobe last night because I noticed that a contributor in the toppers of the week had a few photos in their port which looked a bit sus. One had a trademark clearly visible with a description of something else entirely and the second shot was available as a Wikimedia commons and on Unsplash. I told them of my concerns and this morning (within 12 hours) the offending photo's plus a few more that I hadn't complained about were gone from his port. The majority of his small port is still up so I presume that Adobe does want his shots of desert, camels and what appear to be North African buildings!

At least they dealt with it quickly and without demanding a DMCA (which I couldn't give as the offending photos weren't mine).

Edit: One day later and his account is 'empty'. Pointer to SS....it can be done.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 03:33 by OM »


« Reply #205 on: August 28, 2019, 11:19 »
0
This one seems suspicious:-

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/airplane-crash-foggy-weather-1098082550?src=14IdjKBdgRgmqxkdLAF9GQ-1-1

Has an odd (very good) mix of images combined with bad captioning and the odd weird photoshop.

The chances of this guy getting this one plane photos, uploading no others etc is slim.  I cant decide if its another fake or not but its suspicious.

« Reply #206 on: August 28, 2019, 13:10 »
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This one seems suspicious:-

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/airplane-crash-foggy-weather-1098082550?src=14IdjKBdgRgmqxkdLAF9GQ-1-1

Has an odd (very good) mix of images combined with bad captioning and the odd weird photoshop.

The chances of this guy getting this one plane photos, uploading no others etc is slim.  I cant decide if its another fake or not but its suspicious.


To me it looks like a 3D rendering.

« Reply #207 on: August 28, 2019, 13:22 »
0
It is a 3D rendering (theres a worse one with a beach and skyscrapers on it).


« Reply #209 on: August 28, 2019, 16:36 »
+1
« Last Edit: August 29, 2019, 08:40 by gnirtS »

« Reply #210 on: August 28, 2019, 17:01 »
+1



Brasilnut

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« Reply #213 on: August 30, 2019, 02:36 »
0

« Reply #214 on: August 30, 2019, 04:49 »
0
Great captions: Travel for food around the world.
I like the vegan chicken breasts.

This one is rotating and cropping which is making finding the originals a bit harder.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/travel-food-around-world-1487622320?src=wqqqF1-m8UyzSTGwbZqjaQ-1-56  his

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/bruschetta-217261501   <-- seems to be this one cropped and horizontally flipped.


https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/travel-food-around-world-1487598902?src=wqqqF1-m8UyzSTGwbZqjaQ-2-37  <-- cropped and flipped version of this:-

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/two-glasses-citrus-lemonade-red-oranges-585810986  <--- original

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/travel-food-around-world-1487598917?src=wqqqF1-m8UyzSTGwbZqjaQ-2-25  <-- stolen
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/roasted-cherry-tomato-goats-cheese-quiche-744819217 <--- original

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/travel-food-around-world-1487636630?src=wqqqF1-m8UyzSTGwbZqjaQ-1-3 <-- stolen
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/strawberry-ice-cream-fresh-ripe-strawberries-271398206 <-- is the original


The close crop and 180 flip is fooling the similar search - are the indians photo-thieves evolving?  Interesting profile for someone who apparently does landscape, travel and nature.

Im reporting these to compliance@shutterstock.com but as of yet have not received a response to any reports.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2019, 05:12 by gnirtS »


 

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