truely disappointing (Copyright)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by vegafarm, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. vegafarm

    vegafarm Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2008
    I came across this web site and they have been using my pictures and information. They have violated our copyright and stole our hard work. We wrote a couple of paragraphs on raising quail, only for some one to steel them later on.
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Did you contact the owner of the site ? One thing you should always do when you put any pics on the web is include a watermark.. Its terrible that someone couldnt take the time to take pics themselves.. Sad....
  3. vegafarm

    vegafarm Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2008
    I contacted them, and contacted their host provider. We will see what happens. I am working on watermarking all the photographs, but they can still copy my work.
  4. me and my marans

    me and my marans Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2009
    which pictures have they stole from you?? [​IMG]
  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska

    Thats pretty sad. [​IMG]
  6. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    That is disappointing! I hope that you are able to get them removed or pais or something!!!!
  7. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    Kings Park NSW Australia
    Sounds like true laziness on their part.

    Why can't they go out and take their own photos? Pathetic.

    I would take it also as a type of compliment. Usually if people copy you, they actually admire what you have done, but its still wrong.

    I would learn from it and watermark all your great photos from now on.

    And I would keep complaining to the site and even the person that posted them.

    Also just looked at that site. Its Australian and your in the US. I am not sure how different copyright laws work between two different countries, maybe thats why they picked on.

    One of their stores are not that far from me, so next time I swing that way will pop in and make a complaint as a fellow BYC Forum PEEP!

    Maybe I could show them some muscle and poke them in the eye - naaaa just wanted to cheer you up.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  8. vegafarm

    vegafarm Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 23, 2008
    I have contacted, and they have not replied back. Since they did not answer I have contacted their host provider. The host provider made take down the quail web page.

    Its really sad when it comes to watermarking my photos.
  9. vicky

    vicky Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    I know that business. They're not too far away from me, and I've actually bought some stuff through them.

    I'm a photographer and have to deal with a LOT of copyright infringements. Most people just don't understand copyright law... which is fair enough. But when people think that just because something's on the internet means that it's a free for all, that really annoys me.

    Here's an idea for the images. If they're hotlinking to your photos just change them on your server to a really offensive photo and I'm sure they'll change the links pretty quickly!!
    I've done this to people before that are hotlinking to my photos and the links were gone in a couple of days. [​IMG]

    If they've copied and reuploaded your photos just keep emailing them a few times. The lady's name is Ingrid.. I'm not sure if that's listed on the website.

    I think they only get back from holidays on the 11th as well. Most small business here have been shut down since christmas.

    Good luck.

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