Who wants to help me investigate some photo thieves?

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So, it's come to my attention on another forum (non-photography related) that a member there has had a photo of mine as her desktop for 5 years. She has no idea where she got it.

So, basically, someone stole one of my photos 5 years ago. I started searching, trying to see if anything came up, and found links and names from several people (most of whom are no longer here) from here on a page, including one of mine (not the one I was looking for, though).

The page is very confusing, and I'm trying to figure out what it is: (CLICK AT YOUR OWN RISK) Flowers/Floral Stuff - zjrg.com - Powered by chcms

The picture I originally set out to try to figure out who stole it is not going to be an easy task, as it's a picture of a rose . . . so . . .well . . . search that out and try to get narrowed down results, and you'll see what I mean.

Anyone here good at tracking down such things ? Or figuring out what the heck the above page is?
 
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It kindof looks like someone copy and pasted the flower thread in themes from here. I want to know how to get it taken down.
 

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You might want to try a search by filename, as that may be something that wasnt changed. Of course, if someone saved the image and posted it somewhere else, your chance of finding it is pretty slim, unless it is a remarkably unique and identifiable shot.
 
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Well, I'm starting to think I over-reacted on the first one that I thought was stolen, but the link I posted above still has me confused.
 

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It kindof looks like someone copy and pasted the flower thread in themes from here. I want to know how to get it taken down.

This is common and probably not done by any person but automatically... Basically stealing website content.

Whois output for that domain places it in Hong Kong... which means action is limited

Contact: dongmingyang@live.com

Domain name: ZJRG.COM

Registrant Contact:
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LUO JING ()

Fax:
room 1586
Hung Hom, KO 92806
HONGKONG

Administrative Contact:
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LUO JING (ljhk@live.com)
(852)31591638
Fax:
room 1586
Hung Hom, KO 92806
HONGKONG

Technical Contact:
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LUO JING (ljhk@live.com)
(852)31591638
Fax:
room 1586
Hung Hom, KO 92806
HONGKONG

Status: Locked
 

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ran a search on the domain
.: [ TOOLS-ON.NET - Network tools from Alexander K. Yezhov ] :. Free tools for connected people. Online privacy and proxy tests, netork tools, whois, ping, traceroute and more.

General InformationHostnamezjrg.comIP74.222.1.224

Network InformationOwnerOrgName: Vrtservers, IncLocationOrgID: VRTSE, Address: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204, City: Los Angeles, StateProv: CA, PostalCode: 90017, Country: USContact Information74.222.0.0 - 74.222.31.255, CIDR: 74.222.0.0/19, NetName: VRTSERVERS, NetHandle: NET-74-222-0-0-1, Parent: NET-74-0-0-0-0, NetType: Direct Allocation, NameServer: NS3.VRTSERVERS.NET, NameServer: NS4.VRTSERVERS.NET, Comment: RegDate: 2007-01-29, Updated: 2007-08-27
Domain InformationNamezjrg.comContact Informationdongmingyang@live.com, -, -, ljhk@live.comLeader's Whois module
 

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OrgName: Vrtservers, Inc OrgID: VRTSE Address: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204 City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA PostalCode: 90017 Country: US ReferralServer: ...
www.malwareurl.com/listing.php?domain=74... - United States - Cached - Similar



MalwareURL <<<(you can click this , its an advisory website, not the link//mat)

WARNING: All domains/IPs listed on this website should be treated with extreme caution.
Some of them will automatically infect your computer.

MalwareURL <<<(you can click this , its an advisory website, not the link//mat)


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cut/paste from above..

74.222.1.40 74.222.1.40
puma.mzplanet.com Malware URLs / Trojan Tedroo SpammerVrtservers NOC /



it's a similar Vrt server IP to the Z one.
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i thought the Z website seemed suss.. all those catch-all subjects in the page title..and no advertising.

So wait . . . you're saying it's a malware site???
 

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google their address as per toolsonline domain search, and find some dubious references.


FlickySearchBot/1.0 (+testMode) - Forum Posters Union
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OrgName: Vrtservers, Inc OrgID: VRTSE Address: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204. City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA PostalCode: 90017. Country: US ...
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Investment Scams on scams - free message board | BoardReader9 posts - 8 authors
the ip block is owned by: OrgName: Vrtservers, Inc OrgID: VRTSE Address: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204 City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA PostalCode: 90017 Country: ...
boardreader.com/.../scams.../Investment_Scams_565985.html - Cached - Similar


Stay Away From * Max Invest *Address: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204. City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA PostalCode: 90017. Country: US RAbuseHandle: VRTSE-ARIN RAbuseName: Vrtservers NOC ...
www.[B]sca[/B]m.com/showthread.php?p=882219 - Cached


Spammers List - Spam the Spammers !! - Page 407 - VGA Forums10 posts - 1 author - Last post: 9 Dec 2009
City Los Angeles Postal Code 90017 OrgName: Vrtservers, Inc OrgID: VRTSE Address: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204. City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA ...
Spammers List - Spam the Spammers !! - Page 407 - VGA Forums -


Random Internet ConnectionsAddress: 801 S. Grand Ave #1204. City: Los Angeles StateProv: CA PostalCode: 90017. Country: US ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.vrtservers.net:4321


090430 &#35079;&#25968;&#26495; &#36890;&#31216;&#12300;&#32608;&#12469;&#12452;&#12488;&#12301;&#65423;&#65433;&#65409;&#65422;&#65439;&#65405;&#65412;&#33618;&#12425;&#12375;&#22577;&#21578;(&#20877;&#30330;) - [ Translate this page ] 100+ posts - 2 authors - Last post: 9 Jun 2009
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i thought the Z website seemed suss.. all those catch-all subjects in the page title..and no advertising.

So wait . . . you're saying it's a malware site???


well..who's to say. use the lookup tools and interpret what comes from that. i'd make sure your anti-virus is up to date ;-)
 

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bah it the link says its forbidden.... after reading im sort of glad....
 

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Why do people make such a fuss about having their images 'stolen'?
Pictures have always been borrowed, re-cycled or stolen - the Internet just makes it easier for people to do it.
If you post your pictures on the Internet expect them to be stolen. If you don't want them stolen then don't post them. Simple.
I still occasionally come across old pictures of mine being re-used without my permission. I don't get excited by it.
In fact it's kind of nice to see that some of my work is still being appreciated.
If you want to be a creative the first thing you have to learn is how not to be precious about your work.
 

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