Picture Stealers

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by josh44, May 27, 2011.

  1. josh44

    josh44 Songster

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Antonio Texas

    Have you ever had your pictures stolen or used in someone elses adds ???

    Was Browsing through hatching eggs on Ebay, & saw that someone stole my Polish Picture & is useing it to sell their eggs [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Beware !!!

    What Do you Do when someone uses you pics ???

    I tried contacting ebay, but that didn't work [​IMG]

    Here is my pic they are using, on their add

  2. I've had somebody copy everything I had written on my ads, just copied and pasted it. I contacted ebay and the auction was removed and I never saw the seller offering eggs again.

    Contact ebay through live help, thats what I did and it got fixed quick.
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    OMG really. How lazy do they have to be to go and take a pic of there own chickens, NOOOO they have to search the internet for someone else chicken LOL.[​IMG]
  4. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2011
    No wonder why they stole it it's gorgeous! Lovely colors people steal things because they can't get a nice picture like that. I've never had my pics stolen but it would make me mad if someone did. I mean is t that hard to take a camera and snap a pic of Thier own?
  5. onecent

    onecent Songster

    That is a beautiful bird!!!! [​IMG]
  6. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    I do freelance photography and also do all the advertising photography of insects for my boss, who's an exterminator. We've seen other companies steal my pics from our website and I just write to them and tell them that the photo is my property, that it's copyright protected, and that they can either A) remove it immediately, B)pay me a royalty of X $ amount, or C) I will sue them. I've never once received a reply, but the photos always immediately disappear. [​IMG] And by the way, all of my photos are not actually copyright protected, but no one has ever challenged me on it, because they know they stole it.
  7. perolane

    perolane Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    Quote:Contact the seller & tell them exactly what Laurajean said.

    Photography is considered "art".....copyright is immediate...as soon as the art work is completed by the artist/photographer, it becomes the property of the artist & all rights are retained by the artist. No useage of the work is allowed without express written consent of the artist.

    I made a living as an artist for alot of years! [​IMG]

    Go get 'em!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 28, 2011
  8. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    newport news va
    10 to 1 its another BYCer
  9. gogoalie

    gogoalie Songster

    May 15, 2010
    You can try to watermark your photo, but those in the know, can copy the photo still, create a layer, & then edit out the watermark, & then save the layer...
  10. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    When the old American Brahma Club site was working, I had an album of my Brahmas. They changed to a new website and removed all the albums but are now using my pictures without giving me credit. They have even mis-labeled some of the colors!

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