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09/13/2011 04:10:07 PM · #26
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Louis:

But do you only have pictures here, or somewhere else that they're getting found. At. (?)

They got that one from Panaramio (Google Earth). It's the only place I put that one. Are you implying I don't have a case? :-(


Whoa! I'm pretty sure that posting to Panoramio is tantamount to surrendering copyright. It's GOT to be covered by a Creative Commons license or something...

No. Here's the copyright declaration.
09/13/2011 04:15:00 PM · #27
Not only did they copy it improperly, they cropped it and ruined the flow. >:-(
09/13/2011 04:19:21 PM · #28
I checked to see if they were just streaming right from google earth, but they are not... they stole it outright...

and the funny thing is, even though it's still on the site, the name is "home-right-2_DELETED.jpg"
09/13/2011 04:36:47 PM · #29
Originally posted by Tommy_Mac:

I checked to see if they were just streaming right from google earth, but they are not... they stole it outright...

and the funny thing is, even though it's still on the site, the name is "home-right-2_DELETED.jpg"

GAh!
09/13/2011 04:41:04 PM · #30
You know what is the most interesting part.. As far as I can see, there is no copyright notice on any page within the site...

Hmmm...

PS: Slippy, Check your inbox.

Message edited by author 2011-09-13 16:44:08.
09/13/2011 04:54:23 PM · #31
Originally posted by IAmEliKatz:

You know what is the most interesting part.. As far as I can see, there is no copyright notice on any page within the site...

Hmmm...

PS: Slippy, Check your inbox.

Got it, thx. I had some emails back & forth with a tourism person, who sent an email to the 'webmaster' asking for my photo to be removed. That's the guys name in the PM you sent me. That was two weeks ago. Maybe that's why the file name has the word 'delete' in it. Interesting.
09/13/2011 04:54:55 PM · #32
I'm outta here for now... we'll see what tomorrow brings. :-)
09/13/2011 05:15:50 PM · #33
Anyway I love Burlington. This is Burlington. There are many Slip-pics in there. (This link won't work in stupid Chrome btw.)
09/13/2011 05:43:36 PM · #34
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by Spork99:

I predict a YouTube classic. You should show up with your video camera running, dressed as Batman and demand payment.


I second this - if nothing else they may simply pay because they're concerned enough about your mental health to be scared of you.. :) And, please, video is a must set the camera somewhere though so we can see all the action... LOL


Conversely, the could call the police and ask that they use the provisions of the mental health act and have him detained...

Har dee har har.... I can see it now. LO)

Here is hoping you make oodles of money.

Ray

Message edited by author 2011-09-13 17:45:50.
09/13/2011 05:46:55 PM · #35
It works perfectly for me in Chrome..

Originally posted by Louis:

Anyway I love Burlington. This is Burlington. There are many Slip-pics in there. (This link won't work in stupid Chrome btw.)
09/13/2011 06:43:42 PM · #36
Originally posted by BaldurT:

It works perfectly for me in Chrome..

Originally posted by Louis:

Anyway I love Burlington. This is Burlington. There are many Slip-pics in there. (This link won't work in stupid Chrome btw.)


ditto
09/13/2011 06:50:58 PM · #37
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by BaldurT:

It works perfectly for me in Chrome..

Originally posted by Louis:

Anyway I love Burlington. This is Burlington. There are many Slip-pics in there. (This link won't work in stupid Chrome btw.)


ditto


Ooooo! Look at that - when you zoom out as far as you can on Google Earth and to the left you get the most popular photos, I have a shot at number 24!!
09/13/2011 07:34:37 PM · #38
lolz this is funny, lolz good job!!!!!!
Originally posted by JH:

'Property rental'... sounds a bit mafia-ish.

Perhaps they'll be the ones arriving on your doorstep with chainsaws?
09/13/2011 08:53:04 PM · #39
Hope you got a screen shot of your picture on their site, Slip. I figured they'd delete it as soon as they saw the invoice.
09/13/2011 08:59:14 PM · #40
This is Burlington.

Oh look... Canadians. And there's a Tim Horton's. And another one, and another one...
09/14/2011 08:56:37 AM · #41
Ah, I missed his phone call at 4:35 yesterday! He said he'd taken the shot down two weeks ago, so he'd just throw my invoice away.

I didn't get the message until after 5:00 and nobody was there when I phoned back. My message was that if I were to break into one of his rentals, he'd either have me arrested or give me an invoice, which is sort of the same thing as his stealing my photo, and I'm giving him a break by just giving him an invoice. And what a nerve you have throwing out my invoice.

It probably sounds pretty bad because I was getting loud trying to hear myself over the train conductor who was screaming out of the speakers at the time.

I know it's never good to leave a message... oh well. :-D
09/14/2011 09:37:19 AM · #42
Well keep us updated. If you can, record all the conversations with him..

Just because he changed the file name to deleted doesnt mean the file is deleted hahaha

PS: Its still up there.
09/14/2011 09:44:42 AM · #43
hire and attorney and sue him for pain and suffering, we can vouch for you.

really though, tell him you will hire a lawyer to subpoena their internet records and any internet business generated during the the time the photo has been active can be tied to your image as assisting and you should be entitled to a percentage of the sales, or they can settle by just paying your fee.

Message edited by author 2011-09-14 09:48:47.
09/14/2011 10:14:09 AM · #44
This where people that don't understand copyright get upset. When they learn that simply taking down or ceasing to use an image isn't enough to avoid having to pay for using the image, they tend to lose their minds and get squirrelly. When they finally do consult an attorney and the attorney tells them they can pay the invoice now or pay a lot more after going to court, the smart ones pay. The dumb ones go to court and pay a lot more.
09/14/2011 11:26:49 AM · #45
Originally posted by Spork99:

...simply taking down or ceasing to use an image...

I call that a "smoking gun". By taking it down he's admitting that he knows what he's done is wrong.

Message edited by author 2011-09-14 11:27:23.
09/14/2011 11:37:16 AM · #46
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Originally posted by Spork99:

...simply taking down or ceasing to use an image...

I call that a "smoking gun". By taking it down he's admitting that he knows what he's done is wrong.


Exactly.
09/14/2011 12:58:40 PM · #47
Originally posted by IAmEliKatz:

PS: Its still up there.

Someone (or several someones) should get screenshots of it "right away" ... documentation that it is still being displayed after it being stated that it was taken down will not look good in court ... plus the mere statement that it has been taken down is an admission that it had been in use.
09/14/2011 01:19:26 PM · #48
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by IAmEliKatz:

PS: Its still up there.

Someone (or several someones) should get screenshots of it "right away" ... documentation that it is still being displayed after it being stated that it was taken down will not look good in court ... plus the mere statement that it has been taken down is an admission that it had been in use.


Got one if you need it Slippy!
09/14/2011 01:27:23 PM · #49
M...,

Please find attached invoice for the photo currently being used on your website, www..........com. The domain which is registered to your name.

Payment is due September 26, 2011. If I do not hear from you, and payment is not received by then I will assume you do not intend to pay and I will be referring to a copyright lawyer.

Cheers,
J.....

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I'm not worried about screen shots, but thanks. I have a good witness through an email sent to him by tourism with a screeshot attached.
09/14/2011 01:27:27 PM · #50
Originally posted by Spork99:

This where people that don't understand copyright get upset. When they learn that simply taking down or ceasing to use an image isn't enough to avoid having to pay for using the image, they tend to lose their minds and get squirrelly. When they finally do consult an attorney and the attorney tells them they can pay the invoice now or pay a lot more after going to court, the smart ones pay. The dumb ones go to court and pay a lot more.


don't say "squirrel" -- this is slippy we're dealing with.
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