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San Francisco Ed Pingol - Bay Area Wedding Photography: California Wedding Photographer: stolen images

Jun 17, 2008

stolen images

commentator: ed


over the weekend, several respected photographers emailed us about MP (*name edited and link removed).

our images were stolen along with other photographers we know and network with.

//ed pingol
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UPDATE: 6.17.08: we've since received an email, which is included as a comment by the owner of the company. here is the owner's comment and our response to his/her message:

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Hi,

I am boss of the MP(*company name edited).
those photo is provided by one of our photographers,
I have been find the source photo in the web.
This photographer has be fire out. I so angry & humiliated about this disguised.

I have been changed it.

I would like to thanks Ms. SS to let me know this issue.

Thanks all.


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Hello,

Thanks for your attention to this matter. We are pleased that you have decided to remove our images from your website, along with DC's images and very disappointed for you that your employee had submitted stolen images for your site. We also want to bring your attention to the fact that the maternity photos, contact page photos, as well as testimonials appear to also have been stolen from other photographers' websites and we strongly encourage you to remove these, as well, and be sure that ALL your images are actually created by your photographers.

We will go ahead remove your identity from the blog post "stolen identity." Good luck to you in your business!

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we tried to replace an edited version of the image below, to remove the company's identity, from the screen shot but wad-aya-know, our image server is down!!! that's what we call the bank of karma in full-force. we'll get to it as soon as the server is up again. =)

thanks to all of you folks who were so kind enough to notify us about this ordeal. you guys and gals rock!


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15 Comments:

Blogger Damion & Julie Hamilton said...

Dude...that blows big time. Did you contact them?

6/17/2008  
Blogger Nicole said...

wow.
they promise to make your wedding unique, huh?

6/17/2008  
Blogger Jason Lee said...

ugh...That sucks man. At least you found out about it though. Might want to contact their registrar godaddy.com.

Jason

6/17/2008  
Blogger Michael J Charles said...

This is just completely wrong. Take these bandits to court! I'm willing to bet PPA would support you will all of their legal resources on this one.

Keep us posted!

Michael

6/17/2008  
Blogger Dennis Murray said...

They should have gone all out and stolen your testimonials as well to match with the images...

6/17/2008  
Blogger Jonathan Canlas said...

dude! congrats! you have arrived!!! :)

6/17/2008  
Blogger Wedding said...

Hi,

I am boss of the Miracle Production.
those photo is provided by one of our photographers,
I have been find the source photo in the web.
This photographer has be fire out. I so angry & humiliated about this disguised.

I have been changed it.

I would like to thanks Ms. Sarah Salyer to let me know this issue.

Thanks all.

6/17/2008  
Anonymous Bill Cawley said...

Super lame. Glad you caught em and they took it down...

6/18/2008  
Blogger maritessb said...

oh hell to the no!

6/18/2008  
Blogger maritessb said...

oh hell to the no!

6/18/2008  
Blogger Jonathan Canlas said...

not to be devil's advocate...but there are other images that their "associate" photographer gave them? sorry, i don't believe it. have fun in maui :)!

6/18/2008  
Blogger Marion said...

Holy moly! Is it possible to be flattered and disgusted at the same time?

6/18/2008  
Anonymous David of DavidHam said...

What MP did was totally lame. I don't buy the whole associate photographer fault bit at all. At least they can recognize good work though.

6/20/2008  
Anonymous Alen at Mynessa.com said...

...guess that happens when you get famous...

6/24/2008  
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7/06/2008  

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