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Blatant rip-off


Big Bri Plus
13 15.8k United Kingdom
18 May 2012 9:58AM
I saw this via a link on Facebook this morning and just had to share it.

Here's the website of photographer Marin Leckie

http://www.martinleckie.com/

Now check this one out. I'm stunned.

http://dev.swiftcreations.co.uk/coleensullivan/index.html

Change the colour, a few word changes (and remove the Awards bit) and hey presto!

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Coleslaw Plus
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 May 2012 10:05AM
Nice find!
Maybe it is L*c***, and he is using different identities....LOL
puertouk Plus
3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:08AM
They ought to be a fraud investigation, as they are conning people into thinking they are there photographs
18 May 2012 10:09AM
Have you informed Martin that his site has been stolen.........
18 May 2012 10:10AM
The imposter is NOT Martin Leckie.........
Cephus Plus
10 2.2k England
18 May 2012 10:12AM
Perhaps send a link to both parties and let them sort it out. Wink
Carabosse Plus
11 39.7k 269 England
18 May 2012 10:14AM

Quote:Perhaps send a link to both parties and let them sort it out. Wink


Good idea. Smile
18 May 2012 10:16AM
The link has been sent to Martin...............Martin is a top flight photographer........
18 May 2012 10:16AM
I thought the imposter site had been taken down, is that still live?
janeez Plus
6 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:18AM
Just sent an email to ISWPP as their logo is on both web sites. They may frown very deeply on the actions of a non member that is ripping off another's work!
janeez Plus
6 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:19AM

Quote:I thought the imposter site had been taken down, is that still live?


Alive and kicking on Google!
18 May 2012 10:24AM
some people have a nerve! Is there a question over copyright of the web design also?
janeez Plus
6 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:24AM
I hope she's got insurance as this could cost her a tidy sum!
janeez Plus
6 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
18 May 2012 10:25AM

Quote:some people have a nerve! Is there a question over copyright of the web design also?


Copyright on everything especially the images! Not sure how the law works but this could be seen as fraud.
18 May 2012 10:29AM
I dont think insurance covers you for fraud.Grin

As far as copyright of website goes I meant Swift creations, the 'creators' of the imposter site.

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