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Desktop wallpaper site Has Stolen images.


Codiac e2
8 329 3 Northern Ireland
23 Feb 2012 1:31PM
Hi All. I Just found one of my images on this site
http://www.win7wallpapers.com/
They offer very hi-res copies for free download. No idea how they managed such a good copy.
You might want to have a look and make sure they dont have yours.
I have sent them a mail asking to remove it.
Not sure what else to do but its a little worrying as they are good quality images.

Gary

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23 Feb 2012 1:44PM
Same thing happened to me last week on this site... http://www.desktopnexus.com/

Sent them a mail and it was removed but while on there I found two other images I recognised & sent off a couple of PM's.

Cheeky so and so'sSad
Codiac e2
8 329 3 Northern Ireland
23 Feb 2012 1:59PM
There are a lot of sites that share images which doesnt really bother me as you usually get a link back to the original but these guys have copies that could potentially print up to A3.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
23 Feb 2012 2:02PM
Did you actually trawl through 36,325 images to find out?

I lost the will to live after the fist dozen or so pages!
Codiac e2
8 329 3 Northern Ireland
23 Feb 2012 2:04PM
They were actually stupid enough to use my name. So easy to find.
NEWDIGIT 3 401 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 2:08PM
As soon as an image is on a site it may be nicked by someone else.
apparently even those that are supposedly protected in some way can be "borrowed".
A colleague at my local camera club is a bit of a computer geek,he runs our processing courses, so we set him a challenge to "hack in" to some supposedly protected images.
by the time we had a teabreak he had got into the first photo and by the next weeks meeting all 20 photos were up and running with no protection.
He admitted that it had taken some sophisticated programmes but would not say how he did it, professional pride I suppose.
This must be a nightmare for professionals that rely on there web sites to attract clients.
Codiac e2
8 329 3 Northern Ireland
23 Feb 2012 2:11PM
Yeah ive tested the security on sites i upload to myself and ive nearly always been able to download the image. This is the best quality ive seen yet.
I added a comment to their facebook page which was deleted within 2 minutes but the page is still on the site.
23 Feb 2012 2:18PM
Is there a tab for report image??
Codiac e2
8 329 3 Northern Ireland
23 Feb 2012 2:23PM
It says at the bottom
If you found any image copyrighted to yours, Please contact us, We will remove it.
Copyright 2012 Win 7 Wallpapers
I sent them a message, So hopefully they will
23 Feb 2012 2:26PM
so much for security and copyright
edsephiroth e2
8 169 9 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 2:35PM
What about the profits they may have made from it though - simply "removing" it isn't enough in my opinion!
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
23 Feb 2012 2:42PM

Quote:apparently even those that are supposedly protected in some way can be "borrowed".

I think that your friend may have been winding you up somewhat, rather than it being professional pride.

I've yet to encounter an image on the net that I can't download in a matter of seconds, using nothing more sinister than the everyday things that everyone's got on their machines.
meercat e2
5 278 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2012 8:02PM
Firefox offers a very simple little tool for that with their view page info, any image off any site in seconds. I'm afraid if you post it online in any way it can be taken even from sites that use flash (although then they at least can't be stolen by iPad users Smile )
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
23 Feb 2012 8:52PM

Quote:(although then they at least can't be stolen by iPad users Smile )

. . . Screen shots?
meercat e2
5 278 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2012 12:46AM
I meant cause flash isn't compatible with an ipad! (although I believe apps are available now?? don't own one).

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