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Somebody stole my photo!!!!!!!!!

post #1 of 158
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I know hotlinking is common from websites but I found somebody who actually stole my soccer ball photo and is claiming it to be their own work!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wrote them and told them they should remove it asap.

http://www.350degrees.net/html/cakes.html is the link I am referring to.

I recently took the photo off my website though because I have updated photos in its place. I will post it though on here... I know its mine because its MY old table and MY center "lazy susan" in the photo! They don't even have the photo nice and square on their site.

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post #2 of 158
Holy Cow that is the same picture!! Now thats just wrong
post #3 of 158
How scary! How did you even come across it on her site?
post #4 of 158
O.M.G I guess we should all watch out for that happening. icon_eek.gif
post #5 of 158
They probably never thought in a million years that the owner of the cake would have come across thier web site. I just looked through your other cakes and WOW your good!!!!!
post #6 of 158
OMG!!!!! How rude that stupid lady! Can you get anymore cheap? That sucks! keep us posted! How did you come across this sight.
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post #7 of 158
Whoops! I bet they are embarressed! That is not very nice nor very professional of them. thumbsdown.gif
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post #8 of 158
omg! that's crazy! it's an awesome cake but if you liked it so much which obviously she did, then she could have just made her own version of it. you have to keep us updated on what she says. i'm so curious as to how she will handle that. she is evil! icon_evil.gif
post #9 of 158
It's hard for me to understand why someone else wants to take credit for another persons work. The real truth will come out when she gets an order and maybe it wont look like the picture. Then she will have some explaining to do! I agree not very professional and rather risky!
post #10 of 158
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It was totally by accident I found it! I was checking my "latest visitors" hits and I was checking to see what rank I had in a Yahoo search and her website caught my eye, because it was listed as "sculptured cakes" and I always love to look at websites where people post pictures of their creations. So I checked it out and my cake stared me in the face!!!

However upon further checking it looks like the cake page is actually no longer really in service...it looks like a broken link because if you go "home" it seems she no longer offers cakes. (Guess she couldn't make the ones in the photos haha)

I do want to ask a friend how to avoid my photos being downloaded onto others' computers.
post #11 of 158
Wow, that is pretty brazen theft! Some people obviously have more nerve than sense! Janice
post #12 of 158
there is no foolproof way to prevent people from downloading photos onto their computers.

things that work for one browser don't for another.
or if they do work, there are easy ways around them.

your best bet is to do what you did with the photo above, put a watermark with you specific information, across an un-editable part of the photo.
MM & BB.

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MM & BB.

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post #13 of 158
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Actually it looks like she stole all four photos...if you look, each cake is done using a different level of skill, from the "beginner" look of the caterpillar to the "advanced" look of the alligator or whatever that is.
post #14 of 158
My goodness! I checked the website and from what I'm seeing, I believe most photos on the website were copied and pasted because each picture got a different quality to it, meaning different type of camera.

What I suggest you to do, but first of all, you did the right thing by adding your watermark on it. You need to contact your internet provider and ask them how to protect your photos. There is a special software that can prevent people to copy and store in their hard drive. Most photographers have that to protect their works. There is another software that alert you thru email that someone copied your photos and take you to their website, but I think this method is expensive.

Click the link below to read more info about protecting and copyright your photos:
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/copyrightprotection/

Even though I'm a beginner cake decorator, I thought I'll share my computer skill with you. Good luck thumbs_up.gif (would it be nice if I'm advanced cake decorator?) LOL
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post #15 of 158
Wouldn't this count as false advertising? BBB complaint here?

I had someone swipe an eBay pic of mine once & they weren't even selling the same dish. Actually, they were selling 1 dinner plate & my pic was of 4 B&B plates. Boy, the nerve!

BTW, your cake is amazing!!! thumbs_up.gif
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