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shelby
shelby  10
2 Jun 2007 - 9:11 PM

To the mod of this site - please delete my account completely. I have found several of my photos taken from this site and posted on several travel websites, all without my permission. One website owner stated that "Since my photo was on the web, anyone can use it" Boy was she wrong. In the end, she did pay my price.

I have been payed for the photos stolen from me ($250.00 per digital download of 1mb file). There have been eight so far. It is still too easy to save photos just by "Right Clicking" on this site and many others. I know that we cannot stop the illegal copying of our photos, but why make it easier by allowing anyone to "Right Click" and save.

Thank you all for you comments on my photos and I am sorry I have not become more involved in this site.

Please delete my account as soon as possible.

Regards,
David Letts

Last Modified By shelby at 2 Jun 2007 - 9:13 PM
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Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:14 PM

Disabling right clicking is pointless. All you need to do is disable scripting or take a screen grab. If you put it anywhere on the net it can be copied period.

shelby
shelby  10
2 Jun 2007 - 9:19 PM

It is not pointless Henchard. Any deterence is better than none. BTW - thanks for just visiting my site!

Boyd
Boyd  1111213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:22 PM

Would you be so kind to link to the website that has stolen your images?

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:28 PM

I stand by my statement if right clicking is disabled you can

1. look at source code and copy image
2. use another browser that won't be stopped (Safari?)
3. disable javascript (an option in Firefox and other browers)
4. failing all of those, print screen
5. Or, just look in the cache
6. or just save the page by left clicking file save as

plus it will presumably add to the page loading overheads .

Last Modified By Henchard at 2 Jun 2007 - 9:30 PM
shelby
shelby  10
2 Jun 2007 - 9:30 PM

As part of my settlement with the two (2) websites, I cannot name their site on a public forum.

To avoid this problem in the future, I have purchased MyPictureMarc from Digmarc. This software digitally embeds my copyright information into the photo. I also get notified where my photos are currently being displayed anywhere on the web. It shows all the photos that were legally purchased from me and those that were "Stolen" from me. The price is $499.00 per year, but it is well worth it for me.

Last Modified By shelby at 2 Jun 2007 - 9:31 PM
Boyd
Boyd  1111213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:37 PM

Odd sounding settlement.
Who brokered that one for you?

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108378 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:42 PM

David.
If you wish your account to be deleted you will need to contact the site Admin via the Contact Us link stating your reasons.
The Moderators do not have access to the account area.

If the photos that have been stolen come from this site, then you really must let the Admin people know.

Doug.

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shelby
shelby  10
2 Jun 2007 - 9:47 PM

I brokered the settlement myself.

Since the sites were owned by the same person, and she claimed that she did not know it was illegal, I agreed not to publicly announce her site. I think it was fair and hopefully, she has learned a valuable lesson. When I did speak with her on the phone, she sounded like she honestly thought what she did was ok. She knows better now.

Last Modified By shelby at 2 Jun 2007 - 9:48 PM
Boyd
Boyd  1111213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:49 PM

So if it was a one off incident, which by your account sounds like a misunderstanding, why take the drastic action of asking for your account to be deleted?

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108378 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2007 - 9:50 PM

But that doesn't help others on here to check and see if any of their photos have been stolen.
Not daft is she?

shelby
shelby  10
2 Jun 2007 - 9:56 PM

Because she admitted stealing the photos from this site!

She further stated that it was easy to do just by "Right Clicking" and save. She did find other photos that were posted on other sites which does not allow "Right Click" to save, but she moved on to find a site that did allow it.

As Henchard pointed out, the photo can be taken by other means but this person would have not stolen my photosfrom this site if the "Right Click" was disabled. I am sure that if someone really wanted a photo, they will get it. But why make it easy for them..........

shelby
shelby  10
2 Jun 2007 - 9:56 PM

Thanks Dougv for the information. I will contact them now.

andytvcams
andytvcams  1210396 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jun 2007 - 9:57 PM

Contact Admin.

They will delete your account.

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ecowarrior
2 Jun 2007 - 10:00 PM

Oh I dunno - they said they'd delete my old walliswizard account, but it's still there !

Why not just delete all your pics and leave your account active so you can still chat in the forums.

Or, do what I do and take REALLY CR*P pictures that nobody would steal if they could! Smile

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