Are these pics yours?

KerryS

Ignored Member
#1
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
 
#3
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.
 
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stewart dee

Guest
#4
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
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)
 

Richard E

Active Member
#6
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
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 . . . "
 
#8
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 . . . "
It's not hearsay. Several pics that are on his site were "borrowed" from other guide outfits.
 

Methow

Active Member
#11
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
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.
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
 
#14
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
 

smc

Active Member
#15
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
Evan's use falls under "Fair Use" whereas the guide photo poacher is stealing to make money.
 

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