Are these pics yours?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by KerryS, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Seems we have another guide service that "borrows" pictures from other web sites. Take a look at the fish pictures shown on the site below and see if any are yours. I have been told several were "borrowed" from other sites, cropped to remove any faces or identifiers. Look closely and see if your fish pics were "borrowed". I am sure just like the other guide service that "borrowed" fish pictures it is all a simple mistake.

    http://www.somersoutdoors.com/pictures
     
  2. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

    damn! that's F'd up!
     
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Yeah, word is getting out about this dirtbag. Just did a writeup with some pic examples: http://www.stopeatingwildsteelhead.com/2011/04/18/guide-accountability/

    Hopefully the guide outfits that he's ripping off prevail in getting this guy in the trouble he deserves. The issues go beyond just the picture stealing... But best not air all the dirty laundry in public. Let's just say that in my opinion, this guy doesn't deserve to be sharing, let alone profiting off this resource.
     
  4. stewart dee

    stewart dee Guest

    I worked for a company many years ago that was involved in the same thing. I had seen pictures of my own work through another shop, in his picture catalog. I felt very ashamed to have landed with such an outfit. Furthermore, when someone crosses that line = other forms of down and dirty cheating will rise to the surface. This is just not right! UNLESS permission has been granted. And I find that hard to believe, but anything is possible?
     
  5. Dustin Bise

    Dustin Bise Active Member

    just saw the on the SEWS blog. lame.

    these photographers should have ground for taking legal action (at the least cease and desist, and the extreme end a lawsuit)
     
  6. Denny

    Denny Active Member

    YO\ou wrote "I have been told several were "borrowed" from other sites, cropped to remove any faces or identifiers."

    Is this confirmed, or hearsay? No disresepct, Kerry, but it's tough for me to pass judgement on the dude based on "I have been told . . . "
     
  7. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

  8. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    It's not hearsay. Several pics that are on his site were "borrowed" from other guide outfits.
     
  9. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

  10. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    He has been served cease and desist orders from some of those whose pics were "borrowed." There is more that is going on, but due to the issue of things like what you just posted, other such things are not going public at the moment.
     
  11. Methow

    Methow Active Member

    Kerry and Evan have been very tactful in releasing this information. What they have reported can be checked be anyone. Point is photos and other things were taken and used without permission.
     
  12. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

    Good answer(s). Let those 'harmed' do their thing (and rightfully so). But as I said, 'If you don't have a dog in this fight ....' you have nothing to win, and worst case, something to loose? 'Anger' has no cash value in Court.

    fae
     
  13. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

    What a tool, hope he gets in some shit over this- Good job on the exposure Kerry/Evan
     
  14. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    What a good example on Evan's part.

    But hey Evan, not trying to start anything, but could you get in trouble for posting the original picture of that angler on the blog?

    Just a thought.

    Loren
     
  15. smc

    smc Active Member

    Evan's use falls under "Fair Use" whereas the guide photo poacher is stealing to make money.
     
  16. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I have the permission of the owner of the picture
     
  17. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

    Good work on all counts Evan- Rock on doode-
     
  18. Ryan Nathe

    Ryan Nathe Member

    Kerry would never be successfully sued for libel. This isn't England.
     
  19. bushwacker

    bushwacker Member

    I was out with some guys this weekend and one tells a story of fishing a remote Tongass lake when a float plane arrives out of nowhere. Out steps a guide and four Asian fishermen. The guide hooks up with a beautiful fish then proceeds to pass in to each of his clients for a "photo opportunity". They then get back in the plane and leave, mission accomplished.
     
  20. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

    Ok good