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Stolen Pics Again! My Pic And Someone Else!  
User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 17
Posted (11 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

Ok, This has got to stop. Now 2 pictures have been stolen. 1 from Myself and 1 by Art Brett.

The website that have stolen our photos is Http://www.eztoyz.com A very good and respected online aircraft model store. 1st thing, I have never authorized the use of my photo on their page and I am assuming Art did not either. To get to the violated photos go to the link I provided above, then click on the link for the model brand STAR JETS. Once that page opens, click the link for all 1:200 scale models. The newest models that are available will show first. The newest models for Star Jets are the A319's of Frontier. Now look at the pics next to the descriptions of the models. Click on the link to enlarge the photo's to verify the pics match my pic and Art's. I also must add that the pics were cropped and the A.net copyright logo take off. Now compare.


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Photo © Aaron David Mandolesi




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Photo © Art Brett



Now I am very ticked about this! I am going to write an email to them about this, but can someone please provide assistance on what to say. Art, I am assuming you will do the same.

Thank you guys for looking. Just letting you know this crap continues.

Aaron Mandolesi
DEN


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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2629 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

An email is virtually useless. Take a screen capture of the offending page, also a screen capture of the linked page with the enlarged photo.

Send and invoice.

Then follow up invoice with email. Get your proof locked down first then you can negotiate from a proven point. Unless your only wish is to have the image removed, in which case email first.

Steve


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

We've been here before I'm afraid, I didn't think it would take long before it happened again....

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/80907/4/


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Here's a few 747's i found while browsing eztoyz.com, there are lots more.


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Photo © Ryan Gaddis - SPOT THIS!
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Photo © Ben Wang



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Photo © Frank J. Mirande
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Photo © Vincent Gury



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Photo © Gordon Ho
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Photo © Gerhard Plomitzer



User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Holy crap! This site is a rip! What the hell!

This is not good for the A.net community to be seing our photos used without permission. Eztoyz this has got to stop!


Aaron Mandolesi <---Very ticked off!


User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

More...


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Photo © Simon Willson
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Photo © Remi Dallot



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Photo © Arthur Yu
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Photo © Daniel R Carneiro



User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3422 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

man am I relieved nobody wants to buy large versions of my photos OR steal them  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Hey Aaron! Go get 'em!

still in Washington?

v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Ok here is the scoop. I talked with the Manager on the phone at Eztoyz. He said he was sorry that my photo was used on the page without prior permission. He did state that he would like to compensate me by giving me the model of the one in my photo that is about to be realeased. That is cool. I told him it is not cool to just steal photos and then use them. On top of all this I did go over copyright Issues and how he cropped the photo and all copyright logos off of it. He apologized. I told him he can either give me that compensation or take my photo off immediately. I also said that I would let him continue to keep the photo there as long as my name appears next to my photo with full credit! I got his full name and all the info already, sent emails to a couple people within the company.

I guess its really as far as I am going to take it. As for the Model, i deserve it now. I guess for all the rest of the guys that have photos on Eztoyz, take the same thing up with them. It is not right or fair for the others as well, and I also stated that to him.

Jeff, I am in SEA until tomorrow night, then I fly home for good. I will be working in DEN exclusively, starting Monday. If you are available this Saturday I would like to do some spotting. Let me know ok.


Thanks

Aaron Mandolesi


User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

Ok, quickly again as I just checked Eztoyz. It seems that they have listened and put my copyright tag back at the bottom of my photo. I appreaciate that they did that now! Only after I had to say something.  Angry

Well, I am a little more satisfied now.



Aaron Mandolesi


User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
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Thanks Aaron and Johan for giving us this information.

I'll contact Eztoys accordingly.

Thanks again!
Gerhard



I'd rather be flying!
User currently offlineAAGOLD From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 545 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3257 times:
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Aaron,

Thanks for the notification about the unauthorized use of my shot. I have sent an e-mail to them and am awaiting a response. Tell me, did they have the entire shot up there before and crop it to just the tail, or has it only been the tail the entire time. Just like to know.

Art


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3235 times:

Stop Thief!!

Its really too bad that human nature to some involves the theft of pictures and putting it on their page as their own.
GO get them, there should be some sort of Net Nanny thing implemented to track down criminal sites who steal pictures off a.net and other sites.
It seems to work out decently well for porn sites so why not aviation.





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