Someone stole my Paraty pix and is "selling" it!!

Aug 24, 2006
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Dear fellow Chloe lovers,

Someone is currently selling a Chloe green python Paraty and is fraudulently using my pix (including my watermark!!!!). I have already made a report. The seller is also using another tPF'er's pix and I've already informed her via PM.

Please help report it too, so the auction can be taken off.

http://www.ioffer.com/i/116558955

Grrrrr!!! Am so mad - Special thanks to the lovely angel who informed me about this seller.

Thanks in advance everyone. x
 

parson russell

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Very sorry, I know i would be really cross and upset if it happened to me- do hope that this situation turns out well for you.
 

BMac

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This happened to me once and a lovely tpfer told me that someone stole my pics! Good luck to you; this is terrible!
 

qwerty234

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Thank-you everyone for your support. Unfortunately, despite numerous reports, the listing is still there. Getting really fed-up now and don't know what else to do. :sad:

Can you message the seller and tell them to stop using your photos maybe? Long shot but it might work.

I think it's crazy that they can steal 2 different TPFers pics with 2 different watermarks and it not be pulled down as soon as it's reported.:nono:

And how buyers can not notice? it's even photos of 2 different bags! :confused1:
 

Melissa71

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PBB, try filing a copyright infringement complaint. I think reporting iit does no good on that site. :mad: Here's a link to the page explaining how to file a complaint. Hope it helps to get that seller's listing removed. I kept posting on the listing that those aren't the seller's pics, but the seller just keeps deleting my comments.

http://www.ioffer.com/info/copyright_policy
 
Aug 24, 2006
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Home Sweet Home
Thanks so much for the link and your support, Melissa71. I really appreciate it. :heart:

I read through the link and looks like I need some kind of legal representation to formally write to the website's lawyer. For those lawyer tPFer's would appreciate any further advice on this. In the meantime, I'll also seek advice from a lawyer friend as well.

To all those who wrote, thanks so much you guys. :smile:

qwerty234, tried to write to the seller but he/she keeps deleting my (and others' who have noticed the dodgy lisiting) comments.

PBB, try filing a copyright infringement complaint. I think reporting iit does no good on that site. :mad: Here's a link to the page explaining how to file a complaint. Hope it helps to get that seller's listing removed. I kept posting on the listing that those aren't the seller's pics, but the seller just keeps deleting my comments.

http://www.ioffer.com/info/copyright_policy
 

Juda

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This was posted by the wonderful moderator of BV jburgh , since it is related to the subject that you are discussing I wanted to share with you.
Please note it was also posted in the ebay forum:


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For those of you that sell on Ebay, there is a new UNANNOUNCED policy effective 8/31/09, regarding PHOTOS. (This policy applies even if you use a 3rd party hosting service)

Ebay is developing a "catalog" of photos. The sales pitch is that the seller will have more exposure hence more sales by opting in....I telephoned Ebay today for clarification and was told the following: If your photos are "chosen" for the "catalog" YOUR photos will be available to other EBAY MEMBERS for their use....

Therefore, other sellers can use YOUR photos to sell THEIR Hermes scarves...

Your Ebay defaults are currently set to "OPT IN" to the program. You must change your setting in order to OPT OUT...

If you leave your settings as they are, you are opting in to the program and giving Ebay permission to share your photos with other users....

Warning: Ebay will be using photos without creators' permission.

Again, the default for this setting is YES, you have opted in. Meaning "Yes, I will allow eBay to make my photos available for anyone to use."

If you do not want eBay to make the photos you upload to all of your future auctions available to other users, you need to change your settings NOW, before August 31st. If you opt out after then, any photos you upload between the 31st and when you opt out will still be eligible for inclusion in their "catalog."

In order to opt out do the following:

1) Go to your eBay summary page ("My eBay").

2) On the left-hand side, there are three tabs that say "Activity," "Messages," and "Account." Hover your mouse over the "Account" tab.

3) A drop-down list will appear. Move your mouse down to "Site Preferences" and click.

4) You will be taken to a page with a list of site options for selling, shipping, and listing. Sixth from the top is "Share your Photos." Click on the word "show" on the right hand side next to this option.

5) The box will expand, and if you are opted in, "yes" will appear. If you are opted out, "no" will appear. A small "edit" link will appear below the "show" link. If you want to change the settings, click "edit."

6) You will be taken to a new page with the following text: If you'd like to opt-out of this program, please do so by checking this box and clicking the "submit" button below.

If you opt-out before August 31, 2009, none of your photos will be considered for inclusion in this program unless you opt back in at a later time.

If you opt-out after August 31, 2009, any photos we select for inclusion in this program prior to your opt-out may continue to be used in the catalog.

7) If you want to opt out of the program, check the box on the left-hand side next to the text, then go down and click the "submit" button.

8) Return back to the settings screen you were just on, and there will be a green checkmark and a confirmation message. Go down to the "Share your Photos" option again and click "show." Your setting should now appear as "no."

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