Old 02-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

i figured i would bring this to everyones attention. There is someone on another photo sharing site that is using RP.net accepted shots as their own. i know at least a few of the photos are on there.

here is the link of the person that is stealing the pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10128121@N05/

i know he has at least one of Gary Knapps Lagrange shots and a shot of Joe Nugents on there.

I know if it was me, i would be furious with this person. i know there is a way of filing a copyright infringment against this person on the photo site.

Just thoughti would bring this to people attention

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Old 02-19-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Wow. I've just seen one of mine on there. There are an awful lot of others there that I recognise from RP.

How do we stop this guy?
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:21 PM   #3
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I don't see anywhere he says there his. He may just be collecting and showing off shots he likes? I'm the ddevils advocate, plus none of mine are there! LOL
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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Thats wrong... I wouldnt ever do that. Heck i dont even use the pictures for desktop backrounds with out asking the taker first... This is SO wrong
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:26 PM   #5
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I've filled in a copyright infringement form and sent it to Flickr.

Here's the page http://uk.docs.yahoo.com/copyright.html

Let's see what happens.

It does have a copyright sign and "All rights reserved" under each shot. So as far as I'm concerned he's passing them off as his and he can get 'em off there.
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It does have a copyright sign and "All rights reserved" under each shot. So as far as I'm concerned he's passing them off as his and he can get 'em off there.
I think that's a default setting on FLICKR, but could be wrong. . . I'd put money on the idea that it's some 14yo kid who just went around copying his favorite photos to post them on FLICKR and either didn't know, or doesn't really care that someone could construe it as copyright infringement.

I left a comment on Gary's Lagrange, KY photo, his response, if any, will hopefully shed more light on the motive.
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He's got one Frybourg shot where Frybourg's name is part of the file name and was not removed! It is possible that this is one person (of the MANY) that has no knowledge for copyright or just doesn't think it is important, as more and more people do.
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so far i have found picures on his site form the following people:

Joe Nugent
Gary Knapp
Gary Schemerhorn
Ross Fotheringham
Drew Jacksich
Darrell Kreuger
Paul Duda
Gregory Weirich
John Rice
Jamie MIller
Dustin Grizzle
Matt Smith
Kevin Piper
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Steve Schmollinger
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I don't see anywhere he says there his. He may just be collecting and showing off shots he likes? I'm the ddevils advocate, plus none of mine are there! LOL
Good point Dave.
Should he include a disclaimer or explanation of the "collection"?

I saw ones by John Rice and Matthew Hicks.
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Good point Dave.
Should he include a disclaimer or explanation of the "collection"?

I saw ones by John Rice and Matthew Hicks.
Regardless, I doubt he has permission to use these shot...which includes displaying them even on a site like Flickr.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/10128121@N05/2276953531/
Hasn't that one been stolen before? Ouch...
Hey, I'm honoured to have my pics stolen! That being said, let's take this guy down.
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Thanks for the heads up, Tom. I also left a comment on my photo he copied demanding its removal. An email is going out to Yahoo!'s Copyright 'police' as soon as I post this about this individuals actions.
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