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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Jonathan on December 04, 2009, 10:16:34 AM

Title: Image theft - quite staggering
Post by: Jonathan on December 04, 2009, 10:16:34 AM
I've seen quite a few instances of image theft already.  A friend had pretty much her whole website ripped off (complete with hot links to her pics so the thief wasn't even paying for bandwidth).  Sometimes it's malicious, sometimes it's ignorance (people genuinely don't know they shouldn't do it) and sometimes it's accidental (people believe stuff is public domain and it's not).

But this one beats them all.

Check this out - http://lightingtutorials.blogspot.com/2009/12/robert-miller-photography.html

It's a blog that looks like it has stolen ALL its content so it can run a link bait style AdWords campaign.  That link is the blogger's public response to somebody who politely requested that he stop stealing his stuff.

Blogger rules say only the owner of copyright can complain so all the rest of us can do is look on in shock.  But best of luck to him holding onto the AdWords revenue when they close it down.
Title: Re: Image theft - quite staggering
Post by: picsfor on December 04, 2009, 11:39:02 AM
He clearly has no issues with what he is doing.
What really surprises me is that the 'open internet' lobby haven't jumped to his defence!
Title: Re: Image theft - quite staggering
Post by: Oldboy on December 04, 2009, 01:32:34 PM
I think the bankers have set the scene, if they can rip us off then lets all do it!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Image theft - quite staggering
Post by: jimthetrain on December 04, 2009, 07:08:01 PM
I think the bankers have set the scene, if they can rip us off then lets all do it!!!!  >:(

Ooops. Sorry Oldboy. Just stole your quote for the next item in this thread. :2funny: :2funny:
We're all at it now. :D
Title: Re: Image theft - quite staggering
Post by: Oldboy on December 04, 2009, 09:36:17 PM
I think the bankers have set the scene, if they can rip us off then lets all do it!!!!  >:(

Ooops. Sorry Oldboy. Just stole your quote for the next item in this thread. :2funny: :2funny:
We're all at it now. :D

 :'(  :legit: