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03/28/2004 01:14:32 PM · #1
I recently discovered a person on DeviantArt (another photo website) using images that have been posted in challenges here, and apparently has gotten images from other photo sites on the internet. There were several images that I know for a fact were from here, and others that look familiar and could be from here. She has been reported to the admins of that website, but I thought I would post it here with a link to her profile for people to see if anyone recognises any of their images. Hopefully the admins there will do something soon, however, it does also bring up a point of how to protect images posted in challenges here or elsewhere on the web.

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03/28/2004 01:21:39 PM · #2
if anyone sees their photo.. quickly take a screen shot with "print screen" or something for proof.
03/28/2004 01:25:15 PM · #3
This is someones... Seen it here before, can't remember who though...

//www.deviantart.com/view/6135436/
03/28/2004 01:29:25 PM · #4
Originally posted by brownt:

This is someones... Seen it here before, can't remember who though...

//www.deviantart.com/view/6135436/


Yes, that one is mine. Thanks so much for all the private messages! It really means a lot to me. I've never had anything like this happen.

I'm also going to inform a few others, as I recognize a couple other photos from a community I'm in.

Again, thanks everyone!
03/28/2004 01:30:44 PM · #5
movieman, i reported your pic for abuse to DA, as well as a couple other recent ones I have seen on LiveJournal. Moodville brought it to my attention, as initially, a pic I had posted on LJ was stolen by this user.


03/28/2004 01:33:23 PM · #6
Originally posted by brownt:

This is someones... Seen it here before, can't remember who though...

//www.deviantart.com/view/6135436/


This was in the black speed challenge, entered by movieman.
03/28/2004 01:36:22 PM · #7
good catch moodville, will have to keep a close eye out.

and LOL at Mag's comments on those stolen photos! keep em comin ;)
03/28/2004 01:38:54 PM · #8
Originally posted by magnetic9999:

movieman, i reported your pic for abuse to DA, as well as a couple other recent ones I have seen on LiveJournal. Moodville brought it to my attention, as initially, a pic I had posted on LJ was stolen by this user.


Yes, I saw that, thank you very much. I've also sent an email out.

I think livejournal is where they were taken from, as ther other image of mine I found on there was only posted to livejournal. I also saw some from the photocontest community in there too, and I posted there as well.

Thanks again,

David
03/28/2004 01:39:21 PM · #9
Had a quick look back through some of the challenges trying to see who it was, knew I'd seen it recently.

David already knows about it, so that's fine!
03/28/2004 01:50:03 PM · #10
i seen this here before //www.deviantart.com/view/6135436/
03/28/2004 01:54:23 PM · #11
Originally posted by hsteg:

i seen this here before //www.deviantart.com/view/6135436/


already removed. did you get a screen shot?
03/28/2004 01:58:19 PM · #12
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10268/thumb/67026.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10268/thumb/67026.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I took a screenshot because you suggested it.

But what should we do with it?
03/28/2004 02:01:17 PM · #13
hold onto it. it shows the gallery owner's name on top and the images in thumbnail. at least that proves it was seen there when it was illegal.
03/28/2004 02:04:07 PM · #14
Originally posted by movieman:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10268/thumb/67026.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10268/thumb/67026.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I took a screenshot because you suggested it.

But what should we do with it?


You can use it as proof that there actually were illegal photographs on the site. Right now there are only 6 left, apparently the other 18 were not hers. Incredible :-(((
03/28/2004 02:12:22 PM · #15
Bad bad monkey!!

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Message edited by author 2004-03-28 14:12:41.
03/28/2004 02:31:24 PM · #16
Jebus help us all! I think its sad someone would stoop so low to do this. Maybe its time for a javascript or something to stop people doing this to our photos. Dont know the cost implications - anybody?


03/28/2004 02:36:33 PM · #17
Originally posted by chinstrap:

Jebus help us all! I think its sad someone would stoop so low to do this. Maybe its time for a javascript or something to stop people doing this to our photos. Dont know the cost implications - anybody?


It isn't so much a cost implication as being totally useless.

If someone has the image displayed on their screen, they've got a copy of it. Silly nag javascripts and right click blockers and stuff are trival to bypass.
03/28/2004 02:39:50 PM · #18
Ok Gordon thanks - I was unaware that all the efforts some sites go to are a waste of time, which begs the question why they do it in the first place??


03/28/2004 02:45:22 PM · #19

[quote] You can use it as proof that there actually were illegal photographs on the site. Right now there are only 6 left, apparently the other 18 were not hers. Incredible :-((( [/quote]

I am not familiar with that site at all, but why she is not banned is unreal to me.

Message edited by author 2004-03-28 14:46:08.
03/28/2004 02:47:38 PM · #20
Originally posted by Riggs:

[quote] You can use it as proof that there actually were illegal photographs on the site. Right now there are only 6 left, apparently the other 18 were not hers. Incredible :-(((


I am not familiar with that site at all, but why she is not banned is unreal to me. [/quote]

She will be soon enough. It is a huge site so I expect the admins are very busy.
03/28/2004 02:49:29 PM · #21
I would like to bring something else into this that may, or may not be related. I received a strange email into my account yesterday that I use for dpc pm's, and while the account is also listed on Ebay I don't often get email sent to this account.

Anyway, I'm wondering if other memebers of dpc have gotten this email which was one megabyte in length and had as the subject matter: "rental pictures." It was from JDRP10524@aol.com. I saved the email, but don't open anything from senders that I don't know. I will do so when I can get to the local library and use their public computers.

Don't know if it relates or not but I just thought it a strange email that I've never received anything like that before. Anyone else here get it?
03/28/2004 02:55:29 PM · #22
Originally posted by Olyuzi:

I would like to bring something else into this that may, or may not be related. I received a strange email into my account yesterday that I use for dpc pm's, and while the account is also listed on Ebay I don't often get email sent to this account.

Anyway, I'm wondering if other memebers of dpc have gotten this email which was one megabyte in length and had as the subject matter: "rental pictures." It was from JDRP10524@aol.com. I saved the email, but don't open anything from senders that I don't know. I will do so when I can get to the local library and use their public computers.

Don't know if it relates or not but I just thought it a strange email that I've never received anything like that before. Anyone else here get it?


yeah, don;t open it... it's a 3rd party email made to get your user name and password to your ebay account.. i've gotten it a few times, and reported it to ebay...
03/28/2004 02:58:48 PM · #23
it seems that the pics were removed from her gallery. that is so sad. What did she think that no one was gonna notice?
so sad, so sad!


03/28/2004 03:02:04 PM · #24
Originally posted by Konador:

Originally posted by Riggs:

You can use it as proof that there actually were illegal photographs on the site. Right now there are only 6 left, apparently the other 18 were not hers. Incredible :-(((


I am not familiar with that site at all, but why she is not banned is unreal to me.

She will be soon enough. It is a huge site so I expect the admins are very busy.


//www.deviantart.com/view/6135436/

it appears this one was pulled, so it's only a matter of time for whitereflection,i expect...

Message edited by author 2004-03-28 15:02:58.
03/28/2004 03:03:39 PM · #25
...or was that a link to the photo?? oops.
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