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« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2021, 11:48 »
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According to the e-mail I've received today Depositphotos is celebrating their achievement of reaching 200 million files mark.
I wonder how much of the files are stolen!


« Reply #76 on: May 12, 2021, 13:29 »
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This is the email I sent to them (to Depositphotos), should make them move in the right direction (delete that portfolio):
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No they are not I sent you 2 reference images. There are THOUSANDS of my images there. There are also many other contributors who reports the same thing in a forum. You should close this portfolio altogether. The Yayimages agency also reports that this portfolio is no theirs, so this is clearly stolen work that no contributors are getting paid for.

You do not seem to take this seriously. I do. It seems you are looking to protect the thieves AND let them have our money, for years! I give 7 days to REMOVE the Yayimages thief portfolio before I engage legal actions. I also request that you return the earnings that have been stolen to the right contributors. I have reports of other contributors also contacting you about their stolen work, and you seem to be hand in hand with the thief by protecting them. If so then you will face the same legal actions.

Shutterstock would have done legal action AGAISNT the thief, Adobe Stock, iStock all other agencies also.

Do you really want me to send a list of at least 20 000 of my stolen images in this email Its pretty easy. Click my images in their portfolio, then my image is in the Similar Royalty-free vectors section Here we go:

- https://depositphotos.com/344546324/stock-illustration-macon-heart-georgia-georgia-1890s.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6751266/stock-illustration-macon-or-heart-of-georgia.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344542590/stock-illustration-manx-vintage-engraving-old-engraved.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6723024/stock-illustration-manx-vintage-engraving.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344545616/stock-illustration-green-tailed-jacamar-galbula-galbula.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6748106/stock-illustration-green-tailed-jacamar-or-galbula.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344547068/stock-illustration-garden-sorrel-rumex-acetosa-common.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6755814/stock-illustration-garden-sorrel-or-rumex-acetosa.html)
- https://depositphotos.com/344546392/stock-illustration-purple-mangosteen-garcinia-mangostana-mangosteen.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6751888/stock-illustration-purple-mangosteen-or-garcinia-mangostana.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344541792/stock-illustration-banyan-ficus-benghalensis-vintage-engraving.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6717070/stock-illustration-banyan-or-ficus-benghalensis-vintage.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344542902/stock-illustration-coconut-coconut-palm-cocos-nucifera.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6726212/stock-illustration-coconut-or-coconut-palm-or.html )

And the list goes on and on. Same with my color vectors:
-   https://depositphotos.com/347650818/stock-illustration-man-pain-tibia-vector-illustration.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/16907979/stock-illustration-man-in-pain-illustration.html )
-   https://depositphotos.com/347654230/stock-illustration-mine-worker-using-chisel-hammer.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/16202051/stock-illustration-mine-worker-illustration.html )
And thousand more there also!

If you want me to send the exact list of all my stolen images I can ask a programmer to scrape your site and send you the list of all the COPY/DUPLICATE files with the same title/filename but since you have millions the scrape will work long. I will charge you 500$USD for this work to be done, plus my time to work on protecting my images when that is supposed to be the agencies work.

Waiting for a serious response this time.

Your e-mail is spectacular Morphart. I mean you explained everything with all following-actions as if you explain to a kid :) I hope they take this seriously after this pressure. And really funny that they only delete the individual images after being asked. What kind of logic is this doh!

« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2021, 04:28 »
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This is the email I sent to them (to Depositphotos), should make them move in the right direction (delete that portfolio):
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No they are not I sent you 2 reference images. There are THOUSANDS of my images there. There are also many other contributors who reports the same thing in a forum. You should close this portfolio altogether. The Yayimages agency also reports that this portfolio is no theirs, so this is clearly stolen work that no contributors are getting paid for.

You do not seem to take this seriously. I do. It seems you are looking to protect the thieves AND let them have our money, for years! I give 7 days to REMOVE the Yayimages thief portfolio before I engage legal actions. I also request that you return the earnings that have been stolen to the right contributors. I have reports of other contributors also contacting you about their stolen work, and you seem to be hand in hand with the thief by protecting them. If so then you will face the same legal actions.

Shutterstock would have done legal action AGAISNT the thief, Adobe Stock, iStock all other agencies also.

Do you really want me to send a list of at least 20 000 of my stolen images in this email Its pretty easy. Click my images in their portfolio, then my image is in the Similar Royalty-free vectors section Here we go:

- https://depositphotos.com/344546324/stock-illustration-macon-heart-georgia-georgia-1890s.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6751266/stock-illustration-macon-or-heart-of-georgia.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344542590/stock-illustration-manx-vintage-engraving-old-engraved.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6723024/stock-illustration-manx-vintage-engraving.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344545616/stock-illustration-green-tailed-jacamar-galbula-galbula.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6748106/stock-illustration-green-tailed-jacamar-or-galbula.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344547068/stock-illustration-garden-sorrel-rumex-acetosa-common.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6755814/stock-illustration-garden-sorrel-or-rumex-acetosa.html)
- https://depositphotos.com/344546392/stock-illustration-purple-mangosteen-garcinia-mangostana-mangosteen.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6751888/stock-illustration-purple-mangosteen-or-garcinia-mangostana.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344541792/stock-illustration-banyan-ficus-benghalensis-vintage-engraving.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6717070/stock-illustration-banyan-or-ficus-benghalensis-vintage.html )
- https://depositphotos.com/344542902/stock-illustration-coconut-coconut-palm-cocos-nucifera.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/6726212/stock-illustration-coconut-or-coconut-palm-or.html )

And the list goes on and on. Same with my color vectors:
-   https://depositphotos.com/347650818/stock-illustration-man-pain-tibia-vector-illustration.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/16907979/stock-illustration-man-in-pain-illustration.html )
-   https://depositphotos.com/347654230/stock-illustration-mine-worker-using-chisel-hammer.html (my image is here: https://depositphotos.com/16202051/stock-illustration-mine-worker-illustration.html )
And thousand more there also!

If you want me to send the exact list of all my stolen images I can ask a programmer to scrape your site and send you the list of all the COPY/DUPLICATE files with the same title/filename but since you have millions the scrape will work long. I will charge you 500$USD for this work to be done, plus my time to work on protecting my images when that is supposed to be the agencies work.

Waiting for a serious response this time.

Your e-mail is spectacular Morphart. I mean you explained everything with all following-actions as if you explain to a kid :) I hope they take this seriously after this pressure. And really funny that they only delete the individual images after being asked. What kind of logic is this doh!

They will pull the cat's tail as long as possible because they earn money from these files.

« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2021, 07:40 »
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They will pull the cat's tail as long as possible because they earn money from these files.
Yes but they'll earn money in any case as most of those files are duplicates for those who also have an account on Depositphotos. Won't change much for them. In any case, it's copyright infringement and not legal, not as if they have any choice.

« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2021, 09:04 »
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The ticket is replied by Depositphotos, and it is very very interesting.

Here it is:

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"Hello,

Following up our chat, please be informed that YAYImages is a photo-stock (similar to ours) and our API partner. All the files that are uploaded to YAYI image are uploaded to our photo-stock too. As an author, you receive royalties for each of your files that we sell. These royalties are paid on behalf of YAYImages. We may take down your files per your request, however, it will affect your overall sales & royalties.

Have you already checked our updated FAQ? In addition to Live chat caring team, we have empowered our customers with a self-service knowledge base, so check it out at https://depositphotos.com/faq.html

Feel free to contact us 24/7 if you have any further questions or require any assistance.

Kind regards"
Here's my answer:

"Hi,

I am not sure if you are serious or making jokes about this. We are saying that they are thieves you suggest to delete 1-2 photos. Do you really continue to do this? And do you really have such ethics? If so I am really ashamed to be your contributor so far and will give up.

As to Yayimages, I think the only solution is legal actions against them and you, otherwise apparently you won't care.

Best wishes"

« Reply #80 on: May 13, 2021, 10:37 »
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I've only a small portfolio on Deposit. This Yaymicro issue is news to me. I'll go searching it now.

« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2021, 09:39 »
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Here is the last answer I got from Depositphotos:
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YAYimages is our API reseller and we are reselling their images on our website. To get information on how you get paid for your files which are sold on our website, please get in touch with YAYimages.
Currently, we are working on removing duplicates that are provided by our API partners; however, it takes more time than expected.

On our side, we can only have your files to be removed from the YAYimages portfolio. However, we do not control your payouts or your uploads on YAYimages

From what I understand is that is the image I found in that portfolio is OLD Yayimages portfolio (before 2020), I do not find new images I uploaded to the new management after march 2021. So for me if they remove the duplicates it will remove my files from that portfolio. It's bad for all other contributors that are getting their earning stolen, but I can't ask the same for other contributor, seems everyone needs to ask Deposit to remove their (photo (link per link...)) or if they have an account on deposit, ask that they remove the duplicate files found in the Yayimages portfolio.

As for Yayimages, I have no contact with them at all. I see the earnings are not getting reported anymore which is concerning... Will try to get an answer from them and know what is the list of all those API partners and get my image removed from their site (Yay)

« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2021, 10:45 »
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means they won't do anything about it. Cool  :P

« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2021, 15:07 »
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Guys, have you seen this? It seems Deposit prevents Yay transactions currently.

I randomly checked many images. Each shows this warning.

P.S. https://depositphotos.com/portfolio-20524830.html?content=photo


 

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