Does this seem like a coincidence? Possible stolen picture...

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  1. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I was just on google looking at pictures of Sebrights and I came across this website that sells binders and other objects with "cute" designs on it. One of them has a Sebright roosters on it and looks almost identical to mine. Here is the product they are selling: http://www.zazzle.com/sebright_bantam_rooster_binder-127095303305694070

    And here is my original picture.



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    What do you think?
     
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Holy cow............

    If you ask me, it appears that they found your picture, flipped it, and cartoonized it. o_o They look identical. Even down to that one saddle feather that bends, at the base of the tail...
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    That's what I thought.... now I want to know if there is anything I could do about?
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:

    It's not a COPY of your picture, and that is all that really matters
    There's no way you could claim they "stole" it from you
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    X2,..sorry.
     
  6. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what it means is you have a rooster that fits the type, although I would note that the combs are different
     
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    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well I pulled up the two of them and compared them, same size to fit, changing the transparency to see if they rearlly are such, and -

    The head, tail, pose, and tail feather arrangement are the same, sure, but they likely just used it as inspiration. The lacing is different, the illustration's bird is in better condition (wing feathers and back aren't roughed up) and the eyes are slightly different.

    I think they were just using your photo as a reference and taking comparative size/shape from it. Technically they did copy and use your image but they're not the same nor "stolen" by law.


    Interesting that they found your photo!
     
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    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    If my picture had been water-marked, would that have made any difference do you think? What irks me the most is that they're making money off of these binders.... :/
     
  10. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wouldn't have made any difference.

    in order to go after them, I think you'd have to prove they took your photo and morphed it into the image there. if they used it as inspiration for an original work of art (not using the photo as part of that image itself) it's going to be tough. it's not like when someone famous has their recognizable image used - where their face is their brand.

    they're making money on their artwork, not on your photo, so I think you're probably out of luck on that part. however, if you contacted them and *asked* about it, maybe you could get a free binder from them... as a thankyou for the inspiration... maybe worth a try anyway.
     
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