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05/01/2006 07:36:26 PM · #1
ALERT! DPCHALLENGE.COM refuses to relinquish the hosting of an image that I own, and own the copyright to. They have refused multiple times to remove this image contrary to my requests. BEWARE! You will no longer have control over your images once you upload them to this website and enter them into a challenge.

I must take legal action, but even then I am not guranteed that they will delete my image from their servers. They claim that they cannot delete it, but this is certainly not the case; somebody has root access to the directory holding the image, they won't do it for whatever reason.

Copyright violation in progress by DPCHALLENGE.COM... Consider yourself warned!
05/01/2006 07:37:44 PM · #2
We all knew this when we signed up.
05/01/2006 07:37:47 PM · #3
You are really harshing my buzz dude...
05/01/2006 07:40:20 PM · #4
someones about to get banned......
05/01/2006 07:40:20 PM · #5
What Beetle said.

I will also say that, as you have been told, the picture is not visible but remains to insure the integrity of the challenges. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you signed up, and this issue was explicitly dealt with. Just because now you don't agree with the ToS does not change anything.

Also, as you have been told, the SC does not have access to the directory you refer to. That is a privilege of the owners only, Drew and Langdon.
05/01/2006 07:42:34 PM · #6
Originally posted by karmat:

What Beetle said.

I will also say that, as you have been told, the picture is not visible but remains to insure the integrity of the challenges. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you signed up, and this issue was explicitly dealt with. Just because now you don't agree with the ToS does not change anything.

Also, as you have been told, the SC does not have access to the directory you refer to. That is a privilege of the owners only, Drew and Langdon.


The terms and service make no mention to this site holding my images without my permission. You need to read this yourself...
05/01/2006 07:45:19 PM · #7
Originally posted by Nobody:

someones about to get banned......


Nobody's about to get banned!

[snicker... get it, YOU'RE NOBODY :P I just could't resist. Ok, I'm crawling back under my rock now ;) ]
05/01/2006 07:47:47 PM · #8
Ohh, warning! Hmmm, why can't I be suprised? Oh, because I knew that when I submitted the damn things.
05/01/2006 07:47:57 PM · #9
Is it that bad of an image you want it removed?

Really dude relax!!!!!
05/01/2006 07:48:13 PM · #10
Originally posted by lfordhere:

Originally posted by karmat:

What Beetle said.

I will also say that, as you have been told, the picture is not visible but remains to insure the integrity of the challenges. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you signed up, and this issue was explicitly dealt with. Just because now you don't agree with the ToS does not change anything.

Also, as you have been told, the SC does not have access to the directory you refer to. That is a privilege of the owners only, Drew and Langdon.


The terms and service make no mention to this site holding my images without my permission. You need to read this yourself...


section 6.2 for starters
05/01/2006 07:48:24 PM · #11
Those sons of fascist lunatics!!
I'll make them pay...oh yes. Mark my words,they'll pay!

I just KNEW something fishy was going on at the Global DPC headquarters. I never, ever trust corporate conglomerates like DPC. There is no heart or soul. Just a bottom line. They're probably cooking the books too...

What about the Little Man, DPC?

If they try to do ANYTHING with my crappy pictures (and I know they will try), I'll throttle them. Yes, that's a threat.

This is a frickin' hostage situation, people! Those images are being held against their free will!

I never liked this place to begin with. I'm with YOU, lfordhere.
05/01/2006 07:48:47 PM · #12
Originally posted by lfordhere:

The terms and service make no mention to this site holding my images without my permission. You need to read this yourself...


Originally posted by Terms of Use:

6.2 You hereby grant DPChallenge.com a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any rights you have in the Member Information and Media, and otherwise to make use of the Member Information and Media (including publishing, disseminating, broadcasting, manipulating, reproducing, editing, translating, performing, modifying, or displaying any part of the Member Information) and/or Media alone or as part of other work in any form, media, or technology whether now new known or hereafter developed, to enable DPChallenge.com to continue the specific operation or marketing of the site. This includes, but is certainly not limited to email "newsletters."

05/01/2006 07:50:19 PM · #13
Originally posted by lfordhere:

ALERT! DPCHALLENGE.COM refuses to relinquish the hosting of an image that I own, and own the copyright to. They have refused multiple times to remove this image contrary to my requests. BEWARE! You will no longer have control over your images once you upload them to this website and enter them into a challenge.

I must take legal action, but even then I am not guranteed that they will delete my image from their servers. They claim that they cannot delete it, but this is certainly not the case; somebody has root access to the directory holding the image, they won't do it for whatever reason.

Copyright violation in progress by DPCHALLENGE.COM... Consider yourself warned!


It's awfully early in your dpchallenge lifecycle to be alienating everyone and coming off as a complete ass.
05/01/2006 07:50:37 PM · #14
"perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free"

I'd say that about covers it.
05/01/2006 07:51:01 PM · #15
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by lfordhere:

Originally posted by karmat:

What Beetle said.

I will also say that, as you have been told, the picture is not visible but remains to insure the integrity of the challenges. You agreed to the Terms of Service when you signed up, and this issue was explicitly dealt with. Just because now you don't agree with the ToS does not change anything.

Also, as you have been told, the SC does not have access to the directory you refer to. That is a privilege of the owners only, Drew and Langdon.


The terms and service make no mention to this site holding my images without my permission. You need to read this yourself...


Well, then this is my writing to revoke the terms of service that I have agreed to, which is allowed by said terms of service, WHICH, I might add, means that this image, along with all of my other images, must be removed from this servers immediately.

section 6.2 for starters
05/01/2006 07:51:18 PM · #16
Why in his profile does it show where he has posted yet there are no postings by him?

05/01/2006 07:51:41 PM · #17
Originally posted by larryslights:

"perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free"

I'd say that about covers it.


But the terms of service itself is revocable, and though i have requested it, they still won't remove the image.
05/01/2006 07:51:48 PM · #18
Wow, pretty energetic for an 85 year old guy ;). I believe we have been told that DPC will never use or allow archived or submitted photos to be used knowingly? If it is invisible and no-one can copy it what is the issue. If it ever shows up somewhere with a copy date or after the "cloaking" then you may have action if you can show it came from dpc in any manner. With upwards of 1000 submitted challenge photos and thousands more every week, can image the job trying to make everyone happy. I do believe that the photog should have the option to "hide" any of their photos at any time. Integrity of old challenges ... well who cares, just too many submissions to do what you and a number of others have done. I believe if you resign all your photos will be hidden except for ribbon winners and then it's just the rules that we agreed too. Maybe not correct but we agreed.
05/01/2006 07:52:17 PM · #19
Originally posted by rex:

Why in his profile does it show where he has posted yet there are no postings by him?


Im a hax0r. lol
05/01/2006 07:52:28 PM · #20
Originally posted by TooCool:

Originally posted by lfordhere:

The terms and service make no mention to this site holding my images without my permission. You need to read this yourself...


Originally posted by Terms of Use:

6.2 You hereby grant DPChallenge.com a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any rights you have in the Member Information and Media, and otherwise to make use of the Member Information and Media (including publishing, disseminating, broadcasting, manipulating, reproducing, editing, translating, performing, modifying, or displaying any part of the Member Information) and/or Media alone or as part of other work in any form, media, or technology whether now new known or hereafter developed, to enable DPChallenge.com to continue the specific operation or marketing of the site. This includes, but is certainly not limited to email "newsletters."
05/01/2006 07:52:51 PM · #21
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05/01/2006 07:53:11 PM · #22
Originally posted by lfordhere:

Originally posted by larryslights:

"perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free"

I'd say that about covers it.


But the terms of service itself is revocable, and though i have requested it, they still won't remove the image.


You submitted the image under the pretenses of the terms of service, which means that the image is bound by that. Your 'revoking' of the terms of service for you personally does not affect that image, just your account.
05/01/2006 07:53:49 PM · #23
Originally posted by TooCool:

Originally posted by TooCool:

Originally posted by lfordhere:

The terms and service make no mention to this site holding my images without my permission. You need to read this yourself...


Originally posted by Terms of Use:

6.2 You hereby grant DPChallenge.com a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any rights you have in the Member Information and Media, and otherwise to make use of the Member Information and Media (including publishing, disseminating, broadcasting, manipulating, reproducing, editing, translating, performing, modifying, or displaying any part of the Member Information) and/or Media alone or as part of other work in any form, media, or technology whether now new known or hereafter developed, to enable DPChallenge.com to continue the specific operation or marketing of the site. This includes, but is certainly not limited to email "newsletters."


This doesn't apply if you have an average vote cast below 3.7...
05/01/2006 07:54:00 PM · #24
Originally posted by deapee:

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mmmm yummy :-)
05/01/2006 07:54:25 PM · #25
Originally posted by deapee:

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