Posts Tagged ‘stolen’

Infographic Reveals What Gear is Stolen Most and Where You’re Most Likely to Get Robbed

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Last year, anti-theft service Lenstag pulled all of its stats together to figure out what photography gear is stolen the most and where it’s most likely to be stolen from. Now, one year older and a full ten times bigger, they decided to give the infographic a more comprehensive go. Read more…

Major University Steals Photograph, Denies It Could’ve Known It Wasn’t Free to Use

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The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is under fire after photographer Justin Cook found out that they not only used a photo of his without permission, but also denied that they could have possibly known such image was not free to use.

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Photographer Releases Classy Response After His Work was Stolen for a Political Attack Ad

Local Alaska photographer Mark Osborne found a nasty surprise waiting for him in the mail a few days ago. Among the bills and junk mail was sitting a political attack ad aimed at a friend of his running for the State of Alaska House of Representatives, and illustrating the ad was an screen grab from a video taken by Mark himself.

Osborne was, understandably, a little annoyed. And so he shot the response above to explain the situation, express his displeasure, and laugh at the situation a bit while he was at it. Read more…

Suge Knight Faces Up to 30 Years in Jail After Stealing Photographer’s Camera

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Rap mogul Suge Knight could be facing some serious jail time after stealing a photographer’s camera. By “serious,” we mean up to 30 years.
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Three Colorado State Senate Candidates Called Out for Stealing and Photoshopping Protest Photo

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Un-altered photo (left), Photoshopped photo (right).

If there’s one time you really shouldn’t steal an image and (poorly) Photoshop it, it’s probably while campaigning for a Senate seat. Colorado Republican candidates Tim Neville, Tony Sanchez and Laura Woods recently learned this lesson the hard way.

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Thieves Steal Nearly $2 Million in Cameras and Gear from Black Magic and Two Others

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Nearly $2 million in cameras and production equipment were stolen from three Fremont, California businesses over the weekend. Thieves broke into the offices of Black Magic Design, Mac House Productions, and Core Microsystems, grabbing pricey high-end gear and hauling it off by the boxful.
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Is Etsy the New Silk Road for Copyright Infringement?

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While browsing through my image search results on PIXSY (a new service that finds and invoices image theft for you), I was surprised to see my picture for sale on Etsy (above). My immediate reaction:

  1. What an ugly mousepad. I’d never print my photo like this.
  2. The seller seems to be stealing thousands of photos. How could Etsy let this happen?
  3. Who had the nerve to think they could do this?

So my picture was the party and I wasn’t invited. I decided to see what I could do to notify the seller and contact Etsy about the problem. Read more…

Photographer Cleverly Shames HuffPo After They Use Her Imgur-Hosted Photo without Permission

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When photographers find their images being used in online publications without permission, there’s often not much they can do aside from sending out emails requesting payment, credit and/or a takedown. When the photos in question are hotlinked, on the other hand, it opens the door to some good ol’ shaming.

That’s exactly what photographer and Reddit user FrancescaO_O was able to do recently after she found the Huffington Post stealing her photo.
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Couple Scammed by Fauxtographer Passing Off Stolen Images as His Own

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to hear about fauxtographers stealing other photographers work and passing it off as their own. Heck, there’s an entire website dedicated to shaming the scam artists who do this. But despite the distinct possibility that you’ll be caught and have your career destroyed if you do this, it continues to happen.

Case in point is a recent situation involving Lin and Jirsa Photography and the tale of how their images were stolen and used by an unnamed photographer to entice new wedding clients with work that wasn’t his own. Read more…

GoPro Captures What It’s Like to Be Hunted by a Bald Eagle, Gets Taken for a Ride

Ever wonder what a small mammal sees in its last moments of life before a bald eagle (we’ll call it: ‘Murica) swoops down out of nowhere and snatches it away? We’re sure that question haunts your every waking moment, but it doesn’t have to anymore, because ‘Murica finally joined the many other animals who’ve taken a liking to GoPros they find lying around. Read more…