Old 03-03-2009, 01:35 AM   #26
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I didn't know you went to the WK&S Mark? Makin trips out my way and not telling me huh? Nice, you're outta the wedding.
Yeah, made a day trip from Cleveland and you were working, my bad.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:37 AM   #27
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:39 AM   #28
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Gee, only fourth place, guess I need to work a little bit harder!

Don't let creeps like this spoil our hobby by everyone starting to put watermarks on their photos, or worse yet, stop posting. The web, just like the rest of life, has it's share of sicko's and creeps. Ignore them.

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Old 03-03-2009, 01:40 AM   #29
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For those who have had photos stolen I would recommend contacting Flickr's copyright infringement department (Yahoo Inc.) at copyright@yahoo-inc.com detailing what is happening.

I emailed Yahoo yesterday when Walter pointed this out to us however I was told the actual owner of the photos would need to contact them in order to have the issue resolved. I will include their reply and case number below.

Re: Stolen photos (KMM93616892V34885L0KM)

Thank you for contacting Yahoo! Inc. ("Yahoo!"). Yahoo! respects the
intellectual property rights of others and we ask that our users do the
same. Yahoo! has established a policy for receiving and processing
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Your recent correspondence was insufficient to constitute an effective
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:44 AM   #30
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Hey guys, guess what?

I thought this dude sounded familiar. Back on 9 January of this year, I got a RailPictures.net contact from him asking about how he might find his way onto a charter operated by the guy who is famous for doing Cass trips. I might actually get to meet the photo thief himself in few weeks.....
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:57 AM   #31
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He says he uses a Kodak easy share...doesn't the efix infor stay with the photo?
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:59 AM   #32
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Hey guys, guess what?

I thought this dude sounded familiar. Back on 9 January of this year, I got a RailPictures.net contact from him asking about how he might find his way onto a charter operated by the guy who is famous for doing Cass trips. I might actually get to meet the photo thief himself in few weeks.....
From the looks of his calendar it looks like he is going to railfan. Greaaaaattttt
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:03 AM   #33
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Hey guys, guess what?

I thought this dude sounded familiar. Back on 9 January of this year, I got a RailPictures.net contact from him asking about how he might find his way onto a charter operated by the guy who is famous for doing Cass trips. I might actually get to meet the photo thief himself in few weeks.....
Be sure to bring some pepper spray.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:04 AM   #34
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From the looks of his calendar it looks like he is going to railfan. Greaaaaattttt
Maybe he will steal his own pictures...
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:08 AM   #35
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Maybe he will steal his own pictures...
But wouldn't that mean he'd have to go through the effort of taking them in the first place?
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:25 AM   #36
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This guy Roy should buy a life, a 39 year old man stealing peoples images.
Wait, that dude is 39??? I'm 41 and look at least 10 years younger than that thief.


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Maybe he will steal his own pictures...
Or your camera. It always starts with the pics...
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:26 AM   #37
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I am stunned to see he has used one of mine; he has really bad taste.

I have a photo.net account and I will drop a complaint in there somewhere with a link to this thread.

EDIT: I decided that, as my shot was only used at shuttercal, I would put my complaint there, and so I have.

And here is the shot, might as well get a bit more glory out of it.

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Old 03-03-2009, 02:43 AM   #38
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I received a e-mail from Ray.

I asked them to take my account down - most of the pics are mine. But the
temptation was there. I caved in to it. I am arrogant and disingenuous.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:48 AM   #39
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I got the same email back Walter.
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I was thinking about replying, See you at railfan! HAHAHA
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http://www.betterphoto.com/Clubs/Def...join=1&id=7602

I sent a note to the owner of this photo club with a link to this posting. If my local club had someone in it who was stealing photos, there would be quite the uproar. It's one thing to go after this guy himself, but folks associated with him on a photographic level need to know that he is not on the up and up.
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Old 03-03-2009, 02:51 AM   #42
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Whew, that's pretty bad. I like how he manages to come up with these little "stories" to go along with each photo, such as "The conductor was looking at me funny until he realized what I was doing" in regard to AB's photo of the trucks of that CN caboose.

What an odd person.
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Too bad there was no conductor around. At least get the story right... My photos have been removed from the calendar thanks to an email I sent through the 'Legal Stuff' link. They also said they will keep an eye on him...whatever that means.
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Apparently, this is him:



Now, if that's not really him, then that means he stole that picture as well and is claiming to be the person in the shot. That would be really, really sick.

well i guess he is sick cause its not him. look at the myspace profile and his profile pic. not the same person, unless he plays the part of the brawny man on weekends.
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I sent the Yahoo people an e-mail as per Chris's instructions. I guess we'll see how seriously they take copyright issues there.
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It looks as if he or Yahoo took all the RP pics on Flickr except yours Kevin. Weird
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But wouldn't that mean he'd have to go through the effort of taking them in the first place?
Yeah, I think it would take a lot of effort on his part to steal the pictures in the first place. One was posted on 3 galleries and even his myspace.

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Or your camera. It always starts with the pics...
He better hope he's MR. Brawny guy in the picture then. I won't let go of my camera without a fight.

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I received a e-mail from Ray.

I asked them to take my account down - most of the pics are mine. But the
temptation was there. I caved in to it. I am arrogant and disingenuous.
I got the same thing, I sent him an email even though he didn't steal any of my stuff; but I dislike thief's and liar's intensely.
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It looks as if he or Yahoo took all the RP pics on Flickr except yours Kevin. Weird
Hmmm... Based on what I can see, his "flickr.com" page is gone too. Not sure if the Yahoo People took action or if he pulled the account down himself.

BTW, all of the pictures I've seen of the guy did look like the one of him standing on the pilot of the 15 at Steamtown. If he really wanted to look cool in that shot, he needed filthier gloves!
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If he wanted to look cool, he wouldnt have worn overalls into Steamtown to take his photo haha. I would expect this from a 5 year old not a full grown man.

Yeah Kevin after I posted that they were all taken off. We won!
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:30 AM   #50
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If he wanted to look cool, he wouldnt have worn overalls into Steamtown to take his photo haha. I would expect this from a 5 year old not a full grown man.
So you can still wear overalls into Steamtown?

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