Stolen photos

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delilah
Aug 12, 2005
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Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

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Cleanmeup
Aug 12, 2005
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Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

D.

Yes, starting posting to Scruff. Nobody reads, or wants any of his material. FM…
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Colyn
Aug 12, 2005
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:31:49 -0400, wrote:

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?
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Roger McDoogal
Aug 12, 2005
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Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

D.

If these are images from your personal portfolio, you could probably deter a great deal, if not all of the thiefs by displaying the images in a flash swf with some kind of flash interface. This will prevent numskulls from right clicking and saving the image that way, since an image embedded in a flash movie can’t be saved in this way. Of course, someone who is knowledgeable could just hit the "print screen" button on the keyboard, but you might be surprised by how many normal computer users have no idea that this is an option. On most keyboards the key looks like this: prt scr|sysrq. Someone who is dumb enough not to understand the legalities of stealing images probably never ventured to that key, and would most likely move on to the next site that had the image they wanted for ebay. There is also a way to prevent right clicking using javascript, though I am not sure how it is done.

Rog
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SCRUFF
Aug 12, 2005
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KatWoman
Aug 12, 2005
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Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

D.
you have a copyright notice on your site?
even if you don’t unauthorized usage of intellectual property is a CRIME and you can sue them (if you an find them)
I always write a letter first or have an attorney do it, at the very least they should be advised to cease and desist (remove the ad) and pay you what they would have had to pay for the use of your image.
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edjh
Aug 12, 2005
Roger McDoogal wrote:
wrote in message

Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

D.

If these are images from your personal portfolio, you could probably deter a great deal, if not all of the thiefs by displaying the images in a flash swf with some kind of flash interface. This will prevent numskulls from right clicking and saving the image that way, since an image embedded in a flash movie can’t be saved in this way. Of course, someone who is knowledgeable could just hit the "print screen" button on the keyboard, but you might be surprised by how many normal computer users have no idea that this is an option. On most keyboards the key looks like this: prt scr|sysrq. Someone who is dumb enough not to understand the legalities of stealing images probably never ventured to that key, and would most likely move on to the next site that had the image they wanted for ebay. There is also a way to prevent right clicking using javascript, though I am not sure how it is done.

Rog
Those javascripts are very easy to defeat.
All you can do is watermark the image with your copyright or don’t put images on the web. There is a thing called Clever Content from Alchemedia that will prevent copying, but it’s not very practical for most people .


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jrzyguy
Aug 13, 2005
I think an watermark is your best bet. as other people have pointed out..there is always the print screen method of obtaining a protected pic. I cant tell you how many times i have had to resort to this tactic on my job (and i am talking a major corp with over 100k people).

the flash trick might trip up some people…but the flash player lets you zoom in and you can still get a pretty good print screen capture

A suggestion about watermarking tho. You will want to make it obvious…yet subtle. You still want people to be interested in your work…so you dont want the watermark to completely distract from your image…..so make it some sorta transparent text with perhaps a bit of a bevel and a shadow….that way it is on the image…yet one can still appreciate the image.
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SCRUFF
Aug 13, 2005
"jrzyguy" wrote in message
I think an watermark is your best bet. as other people have pointed out..there is always the print screen method of obtaining a protected pic. I cant tell you how many times i have had to resort to this tactic on my
job
(and i am talking a major corp with over 100k people).

the flash trick might trip up some people…but the flash player lets you zoom in and you can still get a pretty good print screen capture
A suggestion about watermarking tho. You will want to make it
obvious…yet
subtle. You still want people to be interested in your work…so you dont want the watermark to completely distract from your image…..so make it some sorta transparent text with perhaps a bit of a bevel and a shadow….that way it is on the image…yet one can still appreciate the image.
And you can use digimark to electronically watermark it, in case you wish to pursue legal action.
Still won’t keep people from taking it though.
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Cleanmeup
Aug 14, 2005
Scruff wrote:

"±© Flipper Mike ®³" wrote in message

wrote:

Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

D.

Yes, starting posting to Scruff. Nobody reads, or wants any of his material. FM…

Geez, I so own you. I even sense a crush.

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Stephan
Aug 14, 2005
edjh wrote:

Those javascripts are very easy to defeat.
All you can do is watermark the image with your copyright or don’t put images on the web. There is a thing called Clever Content from Alchemedia that will prevent copying, but it’s not very practical for most people .

$10,000 for:" Alchemedia admits that its process for protecting images is not 100 percent secure"
Wow, I want one 🙂

Stephan
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tony cooper
Aug 15, 2005
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:31:49 -0400, wrote:

Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

Just hope that the theft is done with a link to your picture. Change your picture to something rude, and their ad will then have what you’ve changed it to.


Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
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SCRUFF
Aug 15, 2005
"Tony Cooper" wrote in message
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:31:49 -0400, wrote:

Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

Just hope that the theft is done with a link to your picture. Change your picture to something rude, and their ad will then have what you’ve changed it to.


Tony Cooper
Orlando FL
I love a devious mind.
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jaSPAMc
Aug 15, 2005
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 00:57:28 GMT, Tony Cooper
found these unused words floating about:

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 08:31:49 -0400, wrote:

Just had a pic stolen from my website – welcome to the WWW. Wouldn’t be so bad except that it was used to sell an item on eBay. Item was withdrawn by eBay, BTW.

While it’s impossible to completely stop theft, isn’t it? is there some way in that will help deter would-be thieves?

Just hope that the theft is done with a link to your picture. Change your picture to something rude, and their ad will then have what you’ve changed it to.

That’s presuming that they’ve linked to the image, if DL’d and then reposted on eBay’s photo storage – SOL, eh?

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