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Old 12-19-2009, 07:47 PM
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Default Copy of photos... within TE!

It's kind of 'normal' that some of our posted photos are stolen and published in other websites.
But some time ago I noticed that my photo <a href="http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo400725.htm" target=_blank>http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo400725.htm</a> was copied by TE member Paulo Alexandre Madeira Mota (paulomota73) and posted at TE later on as <a href="http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo823051.htm" target=_blank>http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo823051.htm</a>; even the title was roughly plagiarized!
I clicked "Report Problem" and I told TE administration about this situation; I said also that I have and I can show the original (non-resized) photo. But until now, nothing happened. So, two posts of the same photo of mine are in two different members' galleries (and also different geo-location galleries).
Is this normal?
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:02 PM
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Default Cópia de fotos dentro do TE!

A mensagem original em português:
É mais ou menos 'normal' que algumas das nossas fotos sejam roubadas e publicados em outros sítios.
Mas há algum tempo, reparei que a minha <a href="http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo400725.htm" target=_blank>http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo400725.htm</a> foi copiada pelo membro Paulo Alexandre Mota Madeira (paulomota73) e publicada no TE, mais tarde, como <a href="http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo823051.htm" target=_blank>http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo823051.htm</a>; até o título foi grosseiramente plagiado!
Cliquei em "Report Problem" e relatei à administração do TE esta situação. Eu disse também que eu tenho e posso mostrar a foto original (sem redução de tamanho). Mas, até agora, nada aconteceu. Assim, duas imagens da mesma minha foto estão em duas galerias de diferentes membros (e também em diferentes galerias de localização geográfica).
Isso é normal?
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Copy of photos... within TE!

Nice job spotting this, there is no doubt that it is the same image. I thought the site administration was rather tough on plagiarism, an deactivated accounts for this reason. When did you report, how long ago? The site is not staffed 24/7 and especially during weekends the response can be slow. I would be very surprised if the moderators hadn't acted on your complain by Monday.
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Old 12-19-2009, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Copy of photos... within TE!

It's gone now so action has been taken. It's only by members reporting this kind of theft that the site can be kept clean. With so many images posted over a number of years it is impossible for the mods to be aware of every image.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: Copy of photos... within TE!

Thanks to the moderators. I understand they don't work here 24/7. It's a coincidence or the complain via this forum works better than by "Report Problem".
Anyway, I guess this post was useful for everyone be aware of this kind of situation.
Thanks again.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: Copy of photos... within TE!

More of a general comment than anything specific to this site, but I think problems should be reported to admins as a first step. I don't think anybody wants to make more fuss than is necessary to get a problem resolved although I can certainly understand why Francisco wanted this one aired publicly and sorted very quickly.
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