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How to address facebook picture THIEF

post #1 of 24
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normally I am happy to see that others love and admire my creativity, I don't mind if someone even makes a cake identical to mine. HOWEVER I do have a problem when someone "shares" a picture of my work on their Facebook page to get their customers to order from them without giving me credit for the creation. To me, that's stealing!! How would you address it?? Not only was there 1 picture taken directly from my page, but several pictures.
post #2 of 24
Facebook has a feature 'Report This Photo', and it has a section on what to do if you are the copyright holder/creator. You could also ask them kindly to take down the photos.
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by Polarcakes

Facebook has a feature 'Report This Photo', and it has a section on what to do if you are the copyright holder/creator. You could also ask them kindly to take down the photos.

Thanks! I think I resolved the issue by posting WHO actually completed the Cakes (advise from my son)
Thanks again for the suggestion
post #4 of 24
Some people can be so rude. icon_sad.gif
post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by CakeryBakery

Thanks! I think I resolved the issue by posting WHO actually completed the Cakes (advise from my son)


Doubtful. People reading the post won't know if you are telling the truth or not, and in any case this person could simply remove your post.

The best way to resolve this is to file a claim of copyright infringement here:
https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

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Originally Posted by CakeryBakery

Thanks! I think I resolved the issue by posting WHO actually completed the Cakes (advise from my son)


Doubtful. People reading the post won't know if you are telling the truth or not, and in any case this person could simply remove your post.

The best way to resolve this is to file a claim of copyright infringement here:
https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=208282075858952



Have to agree. It is much too easy for them to delete the posts, accuse you of lying/slander etc. Your best option is to do the copyright/trademark scenario.
post #7 of 24
Whoa, this was my experience yesterday. A past client sent me 5 photos of cakes that she got off the internet that she liked to show me ideas of how she wanted her cake. She sent it to my home email account instead of my business email address which also goes to my Ipad. When I got home from the shop I looked on my business facebook newsfeed and there was one of those photos saying it was shared from my husbands facebook account, I am listed as one of his friends, from some facebook social networking thing that I had never heard of. I opened an account in his name to use myself several years ago before I opened my business one but have never posted or updated anything on it. He works on a route all day and does not use the computer. I went in and closed his account so it will never happen again. My point is what else is facebook doing without your knowledge using your photos or information gathered from you computer or my Ipad. This is really scary. I'm thinking facebook may not be such a great advertising tool afterall if they can take info from you home computer or Ipad and post it without you knowing it.
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post #8 of 24
It should be common courtesy to give credit to the owner of the picture. But, unless your picture was actually registered with the US copyright office, you would have a hard case to prove as they could claim it was their picture first.

I have had personal experience in this with a training manual I wrote.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by writersblock15

It should be common courtesy to give credit to the owner of the picture. But, unless your picture was actually registered with the US copyright office, you would have a hard case to prove as they could claim it was their picture first.


You don't need to prove anything, under the Safe Harbor provisions of the DMCA, Facebook will typically automatically take down the offending image if all the details are filled out.

http://brainz.org/dmca-takedown-101/
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Quote:
Originally Posted by writersblock15

It should be common courtesy to give credit to the owner of the picture. But, unless your picture was actually registered with the US copyright office, you would have a hard case to prove as they could claim it was their picture first.


You don't need to prove anything, under the Safe Harbor provisions of the DMCA, Facebook will typically automatically take down the offending image if all the details are filled out.

http://brainz.org/dmca-takedown-101/



But CakeryBakery would have to prove she owns the copyright to the picture and unless it was registered there is no proof. Without proof the other person could claim it was their picture and CakeryBakery stole it from them. I know this as I took someone to court over something similar and I won. I owned the copyright to a manual, someone posted more than 30% of it online word for word. I sued. I won.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by writersblock15

But CakeryBakery would have to prove she owns the copyright to the picture and unless it was registered there is no proof.


She wouldn't have to prove anything unless the other party contests the DMCA takedown, which is unlikely in this case. Registering a copyright for every picture of a cake you take is overkill, if the takedown is contested a time stamp in the metadata of the picture should probably be enough for FB (although FB has its own time stamp showing who posted it first). It is extremely unlikely this issue would end up anywhere near the courts.
post #12 of 24
Everyone should use caution with today's technology, be aware of your account settings. My little girls, 10 and 12 googled their names and you wouldn't believe the pictures that came up of them. All of which were taken on Apple products and automatically posted on the Internet. I have also noticed on my Facebook a track of sites I have visited, mainly through Pinterest. Of coarse there are people who are not as tallented as others and use the works of others as their own.
post #13 of 24
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It's easy to prove, it was taken with my camera... she took it from my site posted it on hers and put the following statement "wouldn't your hubby or boyfriend love to receive this cake for his birthday, just call us with your ideas, or we can create something special for your man. Whatever you want we can do".    

Not just one picture taken, she reposted 6 cakes of mine and never once gave me credit.    It would bother me if she had even stated these cakes were not created by our bakery, but we can create similar designs.      

post #14 of 24

hahaha! I love how you waited 10 months, almost to the day, and picked up the conversation again, like it was yesterday ;-) I am not being sarcastic, or mean, I am serious! 

 

What happened? Were they removed? Do you check her page? Does she have talent?

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Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #15 of 24

Anna, how would you know by looking at her page if she has talent.  Every photo there could have been stolen from someone else!
 

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