Shocking breach of Copyright

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  1. ajmall

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    ok, that looks like a horrible thing .. and strictly speaking it is horrible.

    BUT, my guess would be that this guy was looking for a space to put his images on the web. most of these sites automatically give you a "sell prints" button!

    So there I would not suspect bad intentions, just lack of awareness.
     
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    not sure how much worse that is than the customer who called me all incensed when eckard drug store wouldn't make copies of her prints with my stamp on them. She actually cursed me because she couldn't copy the proofs for her out of town family.

    ain't life grand..
     
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    well, love that story of yours ... i enjoy imagining her face ;)
     
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    I dont think that guy should have created a page displaying other peoples work. if ou dont have your own work to show then dont have a site. ridiculous. I agree though I dont think he is trying to sell them.
     
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    So what is the "Order Photo" button and a price next to the image for???
    :D

    The guy should be strung up. Blatantly selling other people work is theft.
     
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    Alex it's admirable giving the guy the benefit of the doubt but he plainly states "Random photos/pics found online. They are not mine." That strikes me as meaning they are not his and he's not just looking for a space for his images.

    Looks to me like brazen theft and breach of copyright.
     
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    At least you won't get very good quality prints from an internet JPEG. Hopefully, he doesn't have to make a living doing this. :)
     
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    I don't know about the on line part, but they print jpg quite well these days. My son in law uses three 40 x 48 prints in his wedding show display... The printer required JPG and he was really worried about it. The printer said order them if you aren't satisfied I'll refund your money. He kept the money by the way.
     
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    The problem isn't the file type, it's the resolution. With few exceptions, you won't find any pictures online of suitable resolution for making prints off of.
     
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    ah i see you are right most want a max of 800 x 600 or so... good enough for a 4x5 but hardly poster material....
     
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    Well, you can report his images with the "Report this image" link and file a copyright complaint. Maybe if enough of them get taken down he'll take the message. Personally, I don't think there anything malicious here - I think he's just using Fotki as a place to store some nice images he found.
     

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