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Desktop wallpaper site Has Stolen images.


Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
24 Feb 2012 7:39AM

Quote:I meant cause flash isn't compatible with an ipad!

Oh I see!

Unsurprisingly, I don't own one either!

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24 Feb 2012 11:13AM
So I take it the answer is post and be happyGrin
Codiac e2
8 329 3 Northern Ireland
29 Feb 2012 12:04PM
Just an update on this. They ignored my emails so i filled in a DCMA complaint form with google and it was taken off within a day.
The owner then had a cheek to send me a message complaining that i had gone about it the wrong way and should have contacted them directly, claiming that they didnt receive any requests from me to remove the picture and sent me a link to a brand new copyright page that they have added this week.
He also said "I have download the photo from other site. we just collect photos and upload to our sites. if any author contacted us regarding his image on our site. we remove that from our site. as ur photo has no gold stars so its not generating to much income for me."
Some cheek, it shouldnt generate 1p for him.
I have also contacted a large stock site that owns another of the pictures.

i think ill just ignore him now.
happy now its resolved but i suppose it could appear on any number of these wallpaper sites
iboomz e2
1 5
15 Jan 2013 5:06AM

Quote:Hi All. I Just found one of my images on this site
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


hi Mr.Gary macparland

As it's concerned about stealing images, i would like to request you to read the www.win7wallpapers.com/copyright.html
for http://www.win7wallpapers.com site. there's clearly mentioned that the wallpapers & images are been added to our sites from internet sources.

NOTE: WE DON'T SELL YOUR WORK ON OUR WEBSITE, UNTIL WE OBTAIN SELLING RIGHTS FROM ITS ORIGINAL AUTHORS TO DO SO;

if you find any of your you are requested to remove your quality work from our site or to be get credited.
and we request to all reputed authors to go though our website, dug for your quality work and mail us at dj.iboomz[at]gmail.com
you will get a quickest possible response for your mail to get your work removed or credited as on your requested.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 6:07AM

Quote:there's clearly mentioned that the wallpapers & images are been added to our sites from internet sources.

So you are freely admiting to taking those images without obtaining permission.

Quote:
NOTE: WE DON'T SELL YOUR WORK ON OUR WEBSITE, UNTIL WE OBTAIN SELLING RIGHTS FROM ITS ORIGINAL AUTHORS TO DO SO;


But you will happily take the revenue from the advertising on your site without sharing any of it with the artists who's work is generating the traffic for you.


Quote: if you find any of your you are requested to remove your quality work from our site or to be get credited.
and we request to all reputed authors to go though our website, dug for your quality work and mail us at dj.iboomz[at]gmail.com
you will get a quickest possible response for your mail to get your work removed or credited as on your requested.


Or to translate "if we have stolen any of your pictures and you find out then we will remove them as we know we are in the wrong".
iboomz e2
1 5
15 Jan 2013 6:22AM
the problem with the world is.

"if some one confess himself about something he had went wrong, & trying to correct it with peace"

"World says you are guilty and had to be punished at the extent" rather finding who is doing that illegal matters without Fear.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:20AM
No the problem is people deliberately stealing other peoples copyrighted images in order to benefit themselves.

Seriously you expect us to believe that you can write a script to collect images from across the web yet you can't manage the 2 or 3 lines of code necessary to link back to the original site ?

If you want to correct things with peace. Take the site down, remove all images and then only use images once you have permission.
iboomz e2
1 5
15 Jan 2013 7:22AM
if an image contains an EXIF data it is automatically linked:
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:28AM

Quote:If an image contains an EXIF data it is automatically linked:


Why would it require exit data? You know what site you stole the image from.
Either way you are stealing peoples work then giving it away for free without permissions being obtained.
iboomz e2
1 5
15 Jan 2013 7:33AM
there are many other users who creates an wallpaper packs, for demo go to avaxhome.ws/graphics
which is the root..

the images are downloaded in bulk.

so how will someone find the original site to link.
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
15 Jan 2013 7:38AM
Get a camera, and take some pictures yourself; wouldn't that be the honest way to do things?
iboomz e2
1 5
15 Jan 2013 7:50AM
i have purchased Canon 550D after receiving this complain by Mr.gray macparland, the starter of this thread. and i can understand how difficult to get a perfect shot. it consumes a lot of time, and investment on lenses.

and i apologize for that.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:57AM

Quote:the images are downloaded in bulk.
so how will someone find the original site to link.


Not my problem, but I would suggest if you actively sought permission from the copyright holders in the fiirst place then it wouldn't be a problem.
You seem to be operating under the assumption that you have the right to use images unless the owner objects, wheras you only have the right to use the images if the owner allows you to.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 11:58AM

Quote:He admitted that it had taken some sophisticated programmes but would not say how he did it, professional pride I suppose

Probably pressed the Print Screen button then pasted into a new document. 5 second job.
Broken e2
4 21 England
29 Jan 2013 12:41PM
The only way around it is to watermark all of your images right across the picture. It's not ideal, but does stop any being stolen. I have even heard of friends who are artists being ripped off the same way.

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