Old 02-20-2008, 10:57 AM   #76
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but....the switchstand...!!!
There is a glorious sunrise, the birds are a twitter in the trees, somehow it feels like a brand new day, full of joy and hope! I'm so happy now!
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #77
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The next person to visit this guys site may be someone like Dave who see no copyright tag and assumes it's public domain because they are ignorant of copyright laws, or worst yet, asks the guy who posted the gallery for permission to use it in an ad campain, and the guy says, "Uhh, yeah sure just give me photo credit."
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:38 PM   #78
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I guess I just learned the real importance of the watermark... always thought it downgraded the picture, now I know how important it really is in protecting your photos. Maybe I should start using it...
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:39 PM   #79
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Quite right Steve. I've posted comments on a number of shots (including yours) to highlight that they were "nicked" from RP.net.
Like you I wouldn't mind in some circumstances with the right credit. But, once its uncredited on his site and not copyrighted for the original photographer, he can give permission for "his" photos to be used anywhere, including commercially.

This guys pages have to be taken down.

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Old 02-20-2008, 12:42 PM   #80
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How would a watermark stop him from posting these shots? All the watermark says is Railpictures.com. I have a feeling this bastard woldn't give a crap. And, damn, he didn't steal any of mine. Wait a sec. I mean, great! The creep didn't steal any of mine!


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Old 02-20-2008, 01:04 PM   #81
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I agree with Joe. In theory the watermark is a good idea. If I thought that it may deter someone from stealing my work I'd use it. But from looking at the pictures on here that have made use of it, the watermark would be pretty easy to remove by anyone with even the most basic of photoshop skills. If someone wants to use your shot that bad, they will. It's ashame, but it is what it is.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:22 PM   #82
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Maybe if the site administrators can establish the process of adding watermarks to existing photos in the database, they could possibly prevent this from happening again.

Just my opinion......

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can one make a program that water marks as they go out of the site?
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:26 PM   #83
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can one make a program that water marks as they go out of the site?
No. Any image that makes it to your screen is what it is, you can just right click and save it in its current form. The only such program that would work would have to be one where every browser in the entire world translates RP jpgs and removes the watermark for display purposes but also somehow prevents a right-click save or screen capture of that view.

In other words, no.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:35 PM   #84
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can one make a program that water marks as they go out of the site?
About the only thing that can be done is for the admins to disable the right-click feature on RP.net.

But even that's not a 100% answer, as anyone with some basic internet protocol experience can figure out how to download the photos from their browser's cache.

It may mitigate the lion's share of the perps though, but then it also screws the people with good intentions who just like to use the photos as desktop wall paper, or print them just for their own personal enjoyment.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:45 PM   #85
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There's no bullet-proof way to do it, but about the best I can come up with is a lightweight Flash viewer for the images, thus no right click, no click and drag, and no browser cache. Unfortunately, I believe Print Screen will still work, though I have an idea on that one...continuously write some BS image to the clipboard 10 times per second, enough time that they can't possibly print the screen and paste it in Photoshop. The only downside is that browsers such as Internet Explorer now formally ask permission if they can access your clipboard. All you have to do is click No, and you're home free...
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:15 PM   #86
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No shots there. Confirmed, I am a total photography failure!
Oh really? You might be interested in this one.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7778651@N06/1080672130/
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Just for kicks, it wouldbe interesting to know how many cameras this guys "uses." Also, it would be neat to get even a partial time line ofwhere he was supposed to have "travelled." He's pretty brazen. I saw two of the top 10 pictures from RP on his site. But he also seems to be picking only recent sots, for the most part, to steal. He's not taking George Hamlin's stuff from the 80s, but I did see some of his more recent stuff stolen. No old school Ron Flanary that I can find.


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None of mine on there that I could find. I think I went through the whole site.


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Just a brief glance at a few of the pages tells me he's "used"

Nikon D100
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Oh really? You might be interested in this one.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7778651@N06/1080672130/
Thanks, missed that one! Complaint submitted.
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Just a brief glance at a few of the pages tells me he's "used"

Nikon D100
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Heh, to see the photos turn out like they did, and all those cameras, this guy must be a "pro". And a LOADED pro at that.
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the best I can come up with is a lightweight Flash viewer for the images, thus no right click, no click and drag, and no browser cache.
Sounds good to me.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #93
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I have left a long, pointed comment on the page with my shot:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7778651@N06/1080672130

Thanks, Sullivan, for also leaving a comment there.

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I wonder if this character is trying to sabotage RP.net by undermining it. Perhaps he subscribes to one of these Anti-RP groups and is bitter about rejections etc. or just plain jealous.

Perhaps he is posting these as his way of getting back at RP. If he is, he's a complete loser.

I've had no acknowledgement from Yahoo yet, but I guess they must have milllions of e-mails to work through.
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I had thought the same exact thing last night willi. Maybe it is a person who couldnt get any of their photos onto the site, bitched and complained about it, and decided that this would be a good way to get back at RP.net.

i was perusing the other names this person posted under and i figured probably close if not more than 1000 of the photos were copied off rp.net.

I came across the other 5 accounts by just on a whim changing the numbers at the end of the name, and voila, they came up.
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I thought I'd be safe from this one, but this idiot had different ideas...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7871795@N03/1080819248/

At first I didn't like the idea of a watermark, but now you can expect to find one on all of my photos that I upload here!
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Anybody spy any of mine? Don't think I saw any, which is good in the sense that he didn't steal any of mine, but bad in the sense that none of mine were worth stealing.

As for the right click feature, it's a good/bad thing. I save some pictures off of RP (the whole browser page, so I get the shot's info as well) for future modeling projects or if the photo has some type of meaning to me. You could still either take a screen shot or, as I mentioned, save the whole browser page to get around it.
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As for the right click feature, it's a good/bad thing.
I not sure that disabling it is a good thing. If so, all you need to worry about is those that have enough intellegence to use the Print Screen function key and some form of photo software
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Personally, I think disabling the right-click is pointless. Any idiot wanting to steal a photo that bad can easily press print screen, save the page, or do several other things to take the photo. Not to mention disabling the right click makes it a pain in the butt for the 99.9% normal viewers who are trying to navigate the site.
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I started wondering if he was linking to the pictures in message boards, MySpace or a personal wb site. Otherwise, all he's done is to steal the shots, crop off the copyright and put them on a site where it appears that we are the main ones, if not the only ones, to have seen them. I suspect he's doing more with them that just plopping them on Flickr.


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