iStockreseller - Bogus site

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threespeedjones
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:39PM
Dear everyone


Recently I saw several of my istock images for sale on a website called "istockreseller.com"


Does anyone know the relationship between this site and istockphoto if any?  The fee setup looked somewhat different than istockphoto, and the website was unfamiliar to me.  Maybe it's all legit... ?


 


Karl

(Edited on 2013-02-05 17:49:55 by Lobo)
cmannphoto
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:46PM

Been talked about here Istock scam reseller


and here iStock reseller ?
Lobo
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:47PM
I'm going to need to make a stickie, aren't I?

It's still a game of cat and mouse with that domain but I will get with the folks in Compliance and Enforcement to see what is going on.

I've retitled your thread so that this thread can remain visible for the time being.

(Edited on 2013-02-05 17:49:10 by Lobo)
kelvinjay
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:47PM
No. It's not legit. iStock HQ are aware and have been taking action to shut it down.

It was mentioned in the newsletter here.



http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=349405&page=1
cmannphoto
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:47PM
Posted By Lobo:
I'm going to need to make a stickie, aren't I?

That or close them down
kelvinjay
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:47PM

Posted By Lobo:
I'm going to need to make a stickie, aren't I?


Yes.
Lobo
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:51PM

Posted By cmannphoto:
Posted By Lobo:
I'm going to need to make a stickie, aren't I?

That or close them down

We keep contacting ISPs they get taken down they start up elsewhere. I will see what I can find out tomorrow.
Lobo
Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:51PM

Posted By kelvinjay:

Posted By Lobo:
I'm going to need to make a stickie, aren't I?


Yes. :)

Go to bed.
threespeedjones
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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:55PM
Thanks, I missed the blurb in the newsletter.  Disturbing development.
Terryfic3D
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 4:24PM

Posted By threespeedjones:
Dear everyone


Recently I saw several of my istock images for sale on a website called "istockreseller.com"


Does anyone know the relationship between this site and istockphoto if any?  The fee setup looked somewhat different than istockphoto, and the website was unfamiliar to me.  Maybe it's all legit... ?


 


Karl

(Edited on 2013-02-05 17:49:55 by Lobo)


Several? From what I can tell from a spot check of my images, the entire iStock portfolio is being scraped.
Lobo
Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 4:32PM

Posted By Lobo:

Posted By cmannphoto:
Posted By Lobo:
I'm going to need to make a stickie, aren't I?

That or close them down

We keep contacting ISPs they get taken down they start up elsewhere. I will see what I can find out tomorrow.

I'm going to have to get to this tomorrow: Thursday.
holicow
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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2013 5:57PM
I would go to verisign and godaddy and get the domain blocked and cut off the money supply.
Paul_Brighton
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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:47AM
And they are still out there....
Madzia71
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:09AM
My files are also there. Now I understand why I have less and less sales in the IS, last time close to zero.
Do we give our work here to publicly circulated on the internet? Today is March, 23rd.

(Edited on 2013-03-24 04:17:38 by Madzia71)
kelvinjay
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Posted Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:08AM

Posted By Madzia71:
My files are also there...



You say that as though there are some photo contributors who don't have all of their files there, which seems to indicate that you perhaps do not understand how that site works. To be clear, all that site is showing are the results from a search, using iStock's thumbnails, the site doesn't have the full size files stored for all the results shown.

iStock is working to get the site shut down, something that has been stated several times. Obviously this is not as easy as many of you assume. As for those who are suggesting that calling GoDaddy is all that needs to be done, you do not understand the complexities involved.

If we have any news to share on the situation, I'm sure the will be a forum post. Until then, please know that iStock is doing what it can to deal with the issue.
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