Tag: photo theft

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Incredible: Photo Thief steals Photo from PhotoStealers

I already covered the highly interesting Photo Stealers Blog that exposes photo thieves last December. After reading some of the articles, I could hardly believe the boldness of many copyright infringers. Not one of them deemed it necessary to at least try to wipe their traces. The latest case, however, takes the biscuit. A photo thief, ...

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Anti-Piracy-Alliance steals Photo for Ad against Piracy

Will wonders never cease? „The Business Software Alliance“, a group advocating intellectual property rights and fighting software pirates, has been harshly criticized for using non-licensed photos in an online advert. As can be seen from the screenshot below, the stolen photo encourages visitors to report pirated material and thus make money. The irony of it ...

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Website Recommendation: Photo Stealers the “Wall of Shame” for Photo Thieves

Usually, my blog is about photo news and rumors, talented photographers, interesting projects and techniques, as well as my own photos and equipment. The Photo Stealers Blog clearly doesn’t rank among my usual themes. And still, it could be interesting for all wishing to get informed on shady practices and photo theft on the web. ...

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Photographer receives €24.000 Compensation for stolen Photo

Pro-photographers are not having an easy job nowadays. On the one hand, the price for licenses is in free fall thanks to diverse stock-photography platforms. Big newspaper companies increasingly bank on reader reporters instead of genuine photographers, while more and more musicians and bands prohibit taking pictures during their concerts, or wish to get paid ...

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Is the noble idea behind creative commons too naive?

When photographer Kevin Collins uploaded his picture of a giant leopard moth on Flickr and Wikipedia in 2008 under his creative commons license, he probably had something different in mind than helping a photo-thief win his first prize in a photo competition. The young Frenchman, Romain Eloy, cropped the photo, mirrored it sideways and rendered ...

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Google’s new image search: much ado about nothing or photo theft?

Since Google adjusted its image search more than two weeks ago, voices of criticism have been raised all over the net, accusing the www giant of stealing photos. In the meantime, Google’s own Webmaster Central Blog fills with offensive comments coming from photographers and other content creators, who feel deceived by the company. Elsewhere, it’s ...