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Image thief on Facebook

Hello Everyone;
THIS MORNING I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND MY MOST POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHIC PIECE POSTED ON THIS PERSON’S SITE. ACTUALLY, 28 PEOPLE HAD ‘SHARED’ IT FROM THIS SITE AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SHARED ALONG THE WAY BY NOW, BECAUSE UNLESS SOMEONE IS A FRIEND OF OURS, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KNOW JUST WHO HAS SHARED IT..

THE THING IS, I DO NOT MIND PEOPLE SHOWING MY WORK, IN FACT I AM THRILLED AND HONORED FOR THE EXPOSURE, BUT RULE #1 IS THAT ONE MUST ALWAYS GIVE THAT PERSON CREDIT FOR THEIR WORK. SADLY, NOW, ANYONE IN THE WORLD CAN LIFT IT AND CLAIM IT AS THEIR OWN.

I AM POSTING THIS AS A WARNING TO ALL OF MY ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE FRIENDS HERE ON FB.AND ON RED BUBBLE. BTW, I HAD NOT EVEN INCLUDED IT IN ANY OF MY FACEBOOK ALBUMS BECAUSE I HAD SOMEONE LIFT IT TWO YEARS AGO AND WAS USING IT AS THEIR PROFILE IMAGE.
PLEASE CHECK AND SEE IF ANY OF THOSE IMAGES MIGHT BE YOURS. I AM HAVING A REALLY TOUGH TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO REPORT THIS PERSON AND THEIR OBVIOUS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. IT IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SOUNDS….


This is the image that was posted by this person (For your winning life) on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/For-your-Winning...
This person has about 1000 images of other people posted on their pages and in albums and no where do they EVER give credit to the artist or photographer. Please go and check and see if any of your images are posted in any of their albums.

THIS IS THE LINK TO MY PHOTO ON THIS PERSON’S PAGE;
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3682919...

UPDATE: FACEBOOK HAD REMOVED MY IMAGE AND THIS PERSON’ SITE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION. STILL, WE MUST ALL BE AWARE THAT WHENEVER WE POST WORK ANYWHERE ON THE INTERNET, IT IS NOT SAFE FROM PEOPLE WHO INTENTIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY LIFT IT.

Comments

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 3 years ago

    cripes, Marjie … this is exactly why I don’t post to FB either … if I do, it’s tiny and in one of the Redbubble frames … WITH my flippin’ name … GRRRR!!!! I hope you get this resolved. There are several photo-sharing people on there that irk the keee-rap out of me … they blithely go around posting pretty images .. then other people come along and compliment The Flippin’ Postie person … WHO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CREATION OF THE IMAGES. Makes me crazy.

  • Hi Lois! Grrrrr is certainly right. Crazy thing is I haven’t had that image on Facebook for about two years when I had issues before. Perhaps that is the lesson I am supposed to be learning here. When I left these morons a message, they just deleted my message and un-friended me. Same with Jessica. They deleted her and her message as well. I have reported them for copyright infringement, so I hope they get thrown off Facebook.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Oh yes, by the way, check out the following message from Blair. ANother word or term I have not ever heard of before.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Hi again Lois; UPDATE; I do believe I may be onto something here. I went to Google Images and sure enough, I found several of my images there. But Google was kind enough to post my name on some of them and also that it came from Red Bubble. Sometimes It was the enlarged version with a black band around it and the printing on the bottom, which Red Bubble does not do any longer. Also found one of my lavender chair images in a card format as we find on RB, but this time my name was not mentioned..Another time when I clicked on the image, it sent me back to Red Bubble, but also it came up as “Save as” in a low resolution image.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 3 years ago

    Have you seen this Marjorie? It might have something to do with your photos wandering off!

  • Thank you very much, Blair. I have not even heard of that word before or even this kind of activity. Trying to sort all of this out makes me just a little crazy. When I wrote to them, they just deleted my message and un-friended me so I couldn’t leave them any more messages. AArrrggghhh!!

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Hi again Blair; UPDATE; I do believe I may be onto something here. I went to Google Images and sure enough, I found several of my images there. But Google was kind enough to post my name on some of them and also that it came from Red Bubble. Sometimes It was the enlarged version with a black band around it and the printing on the bottom, which Red Bubble does not do any longer. Also found one of my lavender chair images in a card format as we find on RB, but this time my name was not mentioned..Another time when I clicked on the image, it sent me back to Red Bubble, but also it came up as “Save as” in a low resolution image.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 3 years ago

    Maybe share that with Janis on her journal! She’s been working hard on unsettling them…their response to your query was probably more a reflection of their nervousness with this whole affair! It’s really become very “unfun” to do photo sharing! I have never really been much of a fan of FB. It’s more about money than social media if you ask me!

  • I know what you mean, Blair. Perhaps a reminder that I need to be more selective about what I am doing with my time and just where i place my works. I will be sure to share this with Janis. My brain was over-whelmed with all that information in her letter and what others had to say .. it was mind boggling.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • © Joe  Beasley IPA
    © Joe Beasley...about 3 years ago

    File a DMCA takedown with Facebook here

    Download Sample Letter

  • Thank you, Joe. I had already done that and am now waiting for a reply…. or maybe some action. That would be good! That person has no business on Facebook. About 1000 images and never once did they give credit to the original artist. Can hardly believe they have gotten away with it for this long.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 3 years ago

    I am sure you have seen the Share buttons on your art page…anyone can share your work by just clicking a button…even a casual visitor can do this…in addition images can be taken from google..it does not matter about FB as they can be taken from Google….please visit my journal pages…we have been fighting scraper sites and the new Pinterest site whose terms of service states that they own every image posted there and can do what they like with them..
    Bottom line you don’t have to worry about FB as most images are taken from Google or from your gallery right here..

  • The thing is, I have not had that image on FB for about two years. It was not i any of my albums. I only had it on RB. I don’t belong to alot of on-line groups, for like many others, it is hard to feel really comfortable with my work being online. That word, "pinterest ’ is a new one for me. I feel like I am reading a foreign language and I don’t get it. Reading through a few more times and it will most likely sink in. Thank you so much, Janis for your input.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 3 years ago

    If however you have direct proof it is on FB then file a notice with them…I have a template in my journal pages as well..

  • Oh yes, I already did that a few hours ago.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 3 years ago

    Wow, I’m sorry Marjorie, I’ll go have a look. I absolutely Love this photo of yours,lol.

  • Thank you, Sharon. Most people on RB know it as mine by now.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • © Joe  Beasley IPA
    © Joe Beasley...about 3 years ago

    It’s not a sharing of the image on redbubble, but a copying and uploading without giving credit. The link to the image on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=368291969848403&set=a.368291143181819.98097.197496940261241&type=3&theater

  • That is EXACTLY right, Joe. That is how I feel as well. We all love the recognition, but for heaven’s sake… just give us the credit. This moran has not given anyone credit for the works they have lifted.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Hi again Joe; UPDATE; I do believe I may be onto something here. I went to Google Images and sure enough, I found several of my images there. But Google was kind enough to post my name on some of them and also that it came from Red Bubble. Sometimes It was the enlarged version with a black band around it and the printing on the bottom, which Red Bubble does not do any longer. Also found one of my lavender chair images in a card format as we find on RB, but this time my name was not mentioned..Another time when I clicked on the image, it sent me back to Red Bubble, but also it came up as “Save as” in a low resolution image.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 3 years ago

    I do not Like or share on FB either and never will. I have about three or four photos (personal) ones on there and if they want them have at it, worthless, no good to anyone.
    That’s a beautiful image and now it’s in cyberspace Marji who knows where. Of course as Janis mentions there is a fight going on with these scraper sites of which I have many images out there is CS too!

  • I actually do like “Like” and “Share” but I will give the artist credit. I think it makes for a good community. It is when someone lifts it, then posts it as if it were their own. That is despicable!.

    – Marjorie Wallace

  • GailD
    GailDabout 3 years ago

    Beats me why people ‘steal’ photos. For heavens sake why don’t they take their own or buy a copy id they like something so much. Report it to fb. In fact, just last weekend the same thing happened to a friend of mine. There was a united front of RB artists who visited this persons site & told him off for theft. The administrators dealt with it/him.

  • Thank you, Gail. This person has been reported and some people have been going through the albums and finding works they recognize and leaving messages about copyright infringements. I would be doing the same, but I think I have been blocked by whoever owns that site.

    – Marjorie Wallace