PERSON ON EBAY STEALING BYCer's PHOTOS

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Brindlebtch, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    A person on ebay has been using our fellow BYCer's, Fowl Visions, photos for advertising the selling of their dark brahma eggs and refuses to take the photos down and use their own photos. One must assume their own birds are not as good quality as Fowl Visions' and that is why they will not put up their own photos. What can be done about this? Isn't this false advertising or advertising with images that do not represent the quality of the goods that will be received?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/12-Dark-Brahma-...tem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483ae15502


    I would hate it if somebody took a photo of one of my dogs doing agility and used it to promote their own agility business. Especially without my permission! And then refuse to take down my photo when asked nicely.
     
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  2. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they been reported to e-bay?
     
  3. chicnfarmer

    chicnfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    report to ebay that they are using photos that are not their own. Unless I am mistaken, ebay will make them remove the photos and/or the listing.
     
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    You can call ebay or file an online complaint. They will cancel the auction and perhaps suspend the account. It is a copyright infringement issue and can be followed with legal actions.
    Katharina
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    One more reason to watermark everything
     
  6. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent the seller a question. I asked why he wasn't using his own photos. I told him the pic belongs to someone here. Maybe if enough of us swamp his inbox, he will get the idea to remove the pics.
     
  7. Mrs. Green Thumbs

    Mrs. Green Thumbs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will follow suit Chook-a-holic and reporting him to Ebay as well. That is theft... flat out.
     
  8. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    I have had an email conversation with grammus77 and they still refuse to take the photos down. I have reported them to ebay. I suppose the more reports they get, the better.
     
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  9. EggSpudition

    EggSpudition Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen ads on craiglist that have also stolen BYC'rs pictures to sell their own eggs and stock. I thinks it's pretty dispicable!
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  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I asked the seller if the pictured birds are the actual parent stock for the eggs that they are advertising... waiting to hear back...
     
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