Another someone who doesn't need a camera... :/

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I was looking at all the cute cats, today and notice one I recognized from Webshots...AND she has already been given a "Rising Star" Award for it...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...

So I went to find it...I did...Hope this link works...

https://www.google.com/search?q=cat+p...
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  • in disbeilf that people really do this...

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The web link works...just give it a few seconds and it will go right to the picture that is the same as hers...
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She has only 2 pix, posted Aug. 20th and neither have camera EXIF, only the size listed...

Makes me wonder where the other one came from...
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The image you linked is not credited to any photographer, it could well be hers. I can't find any other examples in Google Images which would suggest someone else took the picture. I'm not saying this is proof she took the picture - it's certainly NOT proof she didn't and you should be careful not to accuse someone of stealing images unless you can prove it - it is a serious allegation and without proof could get you in a lot of trouble. I'm not having a go at you, just giving some friendly advice.
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Thank you Darrell...And the thought had crossed my mind, so your words of wisdom are much appreciated!

The photo has been around for years...as I have had that picture downloaded to my computer for ages...so if that IS her in the picture, it could not be hers...

Yet also, I have noticed several togs posting profile pix of themselves at a very young age...or maybe their children/grandchildren...so the possibility is there, and that is why I went to her page..If it had been 'her' photo, from years ago from Webshots, I was hoping to see a lot of her other photos, but was surprised to see just the two....

Sherry...In this case, the photo isn't doing that well...BUT for future reference, because we know we will probably see this, time and again...AND because CONSISTENCY is what people are looking for...it would be refreshing to know that in a situation like this the picture would be froze as is, and NOT entered into any more duels, until a ruling is made...

Is that how such a case is handled?
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We do not have any way of pausing or freezing an image, all of the pausing is done by the system and as far as I know there is no way to force it. Usually when someone reports an image for copyright infringement, there is solid proof that the image is indeed violating another photographer's copyright.
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Okay...I was just curious, not just in this, today...but if it ever came up again... It's how we learn. :)

Thank you!
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I know that some of the wonderful free softwares that you can use to edit.. will remove EXIF info.. I know because my son shoots in novice category and for awhile was using free software until he could afford to buy a photoshop elements... so sometimes when the info is missing from a submitted photo, , it isn't for devious reasons.. it may be because a person is making use of some of the wonderful and free photo editing programs on line.
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I have just searched on Tineye and there are 95 examples on various site of this image as a wallpaper. However as Darren states you need to provide information as to who took the image before posting here. I have spent a few minutes searching but i cannot find the original.

http://www.tineye.com/search/f8d4e440...
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Its certainly very widely available as a wallpaper and has been so for some time....one for the admin to decide
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The photographer looks pretty young if that is her in the profile picture. Many instances like this are young people thinking Pixoto is a photo sharing site, rather than a place for photographers to display their work.

I sent her an email, asked if the image was hers and told her we found the image on several wallpaper websites and let her know that posting the image was a violation of US Law as well as a violation of the rules if the image was not taken by her. Hopefully she will respond and let me know what is going on.

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