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Enmark 5 5 5 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 10:07AM
Hi all
I thought it should be aired that a number of images are being lifted from here and reposted at a site called pixdaus.com
I have had a number of images reposted at the site by others, some giving credit but in most cases not.
It is apparant that the web masters of the site allow this sort of thing to occur quite openly and without intervention .
The purpose of the site I'm unsure of, however it is apparant that a lot of the images are requested by would be buyers requesting how they can purchase the images from the poster.
Be assured I do not wish to give Pixdaus any credence or further encouragement to allow this reposting of peoples work .

There is facility to have the images removed by emailing the site operators ( email address on the site ) however if the image has not been credited the site requires you to join( at a fee!) to contest the copyright infringement .
Ephotozine is not the only site the posters there plunder with some extremely well known professional photographers works appearing there also .
Surely this cant be allowed or accepted .
I would welcome any advise as to how to stop this occuring or continuing .

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22 Dec 2009 10:48AM
The registration details for the site are:

Registrant:
Chris Ingham Brooke
72-75 Red Lion Street, Holborn
Lion House
London WC1R 4NA
United Kingdom

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: PIXDAUS.COM
Created on: 26-Feb-08
Expires on: 26-Feb-19
Last Updated on: 13-Jul-09

Administrative Contact:
Ingham Brooke, Chris chris@environmentalgraffiti.com
72-75 Red Lion Street, Holborn
Lion House
London WC1R 4NA
United Kingdom
+44.0845880039

Technical Contact:
Ingham Brooke, Chris chris@environmentalgraffiti.com
72-75 Red Lion Street, Holborn
Lion House
London WC1R 4NA
United Kingdom
+44.0845880039

Domain servers in listed order:
NS51.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS52.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

Note that email addies and phone numbers are there all ready for a direct approach!

Also folks, I suggest you keep children away from this site - the random option throws up images that many would consider pornography - artistic but rather too blatant for family viewing.

Paul
collywobles 10 3.5k 9 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 10:48AM
Presume only pics with the modification are affected - is this so. Colin
Nickscape 8 705 9 England
22 Dec 2009 11:06AM
Their disclaimer says
Quote:Disclaimer: Pixdaus.com is an environmental photo-bookmarking and sharing service. All the pictures are uploaded by users and the copyrights belong to the rightholders. If you find a photo that you think shouldn't be here, send a removal note to pixdaus@environmentalgraffiti.com


it looks more like a photo bookmarking site, its a bit of a mess though and nothing really organised. Ive spotted a couple of famous shots on there and they have been copyrighted to the correct tog, it says that they encourage posting of work from others that inspires you as long as you get permission form the owner, something i think is not happening.
lobsterboy Plus
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:09AM

Quote:Presume only pics with the modification are affected


Do you mean only pics where people have clicked "allow modifications" on Epz? If so I doubt it would make any difference at all, the modification option makes no difference to how easy it is to steal an image.
collywobles 10 3.5k 9 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:20AM
Ahh well I'm confused. The images (normally) are no wider that 600pixels which I presume is use;ess for anything other than a web upload. Even if they were 1000 pixels as in E2 would the same logic apply -- I'm not to well up on webby thingy's.. Colin
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
22 Dec 2009 11:30AM
For sure even a 1000 pixels is hardly going to make it to " Vogue " magazine....Smile

Would be interesting if it did, Just think of the following law suit you could file....Wink

Please please pretty please....Nick some of mine and sell them to National Geographic, My solicitor awaits your reply....Smile
lobsterboy Plus
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 11:43AM
I have taken a 1000px pic, run it through Qimage & printed it at A4 - looks pretty good. I should think you could easily sell it to the unwary.

I also recently had cause to print a 600x800 pixel image at 12" x 18", a few weeks back and apart from a few jaggies on one diagonal line the results were pretty impressive.
rowarrior 7 4.4k 9 Scotland
22 Dec 2009 12:25PM
Found some of John Parminter's ones already, and Looboss's and Rgarrigus's, plus a number that look familiar but are uncredited or names I don't particularly recognise, and a pile by Ian Cameron, and that's just in the Scotland section!
Enmark 5 5 5 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 1:21PM
Just to update . Thanks for the input guys .Yep the site is still at it
http://www.pixdaus.com/single.php?id=209057#comment-form
was taken from here and posted by a user called cunardline.
The site is riddled with copyright infringements .The site operators ignore the obviously severe infringements of copyright and just carry on .
Enmark 5 5 5 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 2:39PM
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
4 Jan 2010 2:45PM

Quote:Http://www.pixdaus.com/single.php?id=195689
recognised ?



I don't think members on here are that bothered if i was being honest.
14 Jan 2010 11:56AM
'I don't think members on here are that bothered if i was being honest'-andytvcams - I am andy as my Close up Barn Owl has been put on there without my permission,weeks of hard work in finding and watching so someone can copy and paste it!!! not right and had I not seen this thread by MD I would be none the wisher,I have tryed to contact the firm to ask my image be removed be the number is not even ringing and is a dead line,shame its so far away as I'd knock on ,thank you MD for bringing this to everyones attention and gutted they have nicked mine!!!!
Jestertheclown 6 6.7k 245 England
14 Jan 2010 5:12PM
There was a thread on here about Pixdaus and using other peoples' images a while ago.
It prompted me to have a look which, in turn meant joining it.
I haven't been there since but I've just looked and I'm still a member.
And it's still shambles.
Jester.

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