A Site is Using One of My Photos – No permission granted

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  • #1277061

    babso2you
    Member

    http://inspekt-security.com/beautiful-feet-books/ has used a photo of mine:

    http://inspekt-security.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/pretty-feet-contest-150×150.jpg

    This photo belongs to me. My site indicates permission needs to be granted to use a photo. This photo was taken on 2/14/2012, and I have the proof that it belongs to me. I have asked the folks at this site to remove the photo and the response I received gave me this address:

    WordPress [(email redacted)]

    Can you please ask them to remove this photo? They have not done so since I requested this at 6:54 a.m. PDT today, May 21st, 2013.

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com.

    #1277142

    raincoaster
    Member

    That is an independently-hosted blog and WP.com staff can’t help you with that. You need to follow these instructions http://manolofood.com/whine-journalism-and-how-to-bring-the-splashback/

    #1277157

    stormwench
    Member

    Your post is a bit confusing. ttp://inspekt-security.com/beautiful-feet-books/ is your site and that is your original picture posted there?

    And the salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com. isthe one that borrowed the picture?

    I don’ t see the picture from at http://inspekt-security.com/beautiful-feet-books/ and
    http://inspekt-security.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/pretty-feet-contest-150×150.jpg in use on the blog at salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com.

    Are you sure the picture is in use on that blog and not another? I cannot find it on the blog URL you posted. If it was there are you sure they have not already removed it and you are looking at a cached page in your browser still showing it to you.

    They are a WP hosted blog so WP could do something if it says they will in the WP TOS.

    if it is really still in use at salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com. and I missed it you most likely won’t get much help posting it in a forum except to let others now this blog borrowed a photo from you, and may feeds some trolls.

    First, you need to check out the WP TOS and see if they have a rule about the taking of intellectual property and if they will arbitrate the issue or take other action.

    Then you should contact WP’s customer service by email or phone, provide then with your information and proof and ask that they take the action they say they will in their TOS. That would be the best place to handle it.

    #1277158

    macmanx
    Staff

    stormwench, raincoaster is right, inspekt-security.com is not a WordPress.com-hosted blog.

    The fact that the site was built using WordPress, or may mention ‘Powered by WordPress’ (or something similar) simply means it is using the WordPress.org software, which may be downloaded and installed on any web host. Please refer to http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ for the further differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

    If you need assistance in determining a web site’s host, we recommend reviewing the following articles:

    http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/stopping-internet-plagiarism/3-finding-the-host/
    http://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2009/07/16/6-steps-to-find-a-hosts-dmca-contact/

    #1277220

    babso2you
    Member

    To Raincoaster: Thank you for the information! Very helpful!

    To Stormwench: My site is salmonfishingqueen.wordpress.com My photo is being used by inspekt-security.com without my express permission as is indicated on my blog. My post is still on my page and was published on 3/21/12 and is the first photo in that post.

    To MacManx: Thank you as well for your help! I was able to discover who the web host is, and submitted an abuse report following the post that Raincoaster directed me to.

    Many thanks to all.

    #1277235

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1277236

    timethief
    Member
    #1277298

    babso2you
    Member

    Thank you Timethief! I have filed a DMCA complaint with the hosting website! Everyone was such a big help, and I have all the links included in this forum topic now bookmarked!

    Thank you to everyone!

    #1277299

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes. :)

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