Making Like a Pixoto Ostrich

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Copyright Infringement - Jason, from all the Images that have been reported for Infringing someone's Copyright not one has been removed, you really are burying your head in the sand over this.
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Hello Graham, photos you have reported in community are not Copyright Infringement cases - that would be if you are posting photo somebody else took as yours without permission of other photographer.
The photos you have reported in community are being looked at and we are managing all stock for photos that are not for stock use.
Since we have extensive number of stock images it will take some time.
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All of the Photo's I reported are all Copyright Infringements, be in doubt about that, the Photo Rights of some of them are owned by a worldwide company who will not be happy when they find them for sale of Pixoto.
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It isn't a matter of the Photographs belonging to someone else, the person who took the photographs has no right to post or sell them anywhere, if Jason doesn't know the Copyright Rules he shouldn't be running the site.
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Here is one example, this image is a Major Copyright Infringement.

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

Here is another example, the Company who owns this building runs their own Stock Site and do not allow anyone else to sell pictures.

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

Now are you getting the picture, the photographers who posted these and hundreds of other images on Pixoto DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHTS.
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Graham, I see one of the images you've linked to has already been removed. Looks like Pixoto is acting on this, although it appears at a snail's pace. But at least they're not ignoring what is a very important issue with regards to the integrity of both this site and the photographers who use it.
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At last someone is getting the message only six more to go on that page alone,

http://www.pixoto.com/stock/leading?s...
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Graham, I suggest you take a beer, sit in the couch, listen to mellow music, take a deep breath, enjoy the moment, relax. Why make your life miserable with this copyright issues? Besides, you already pulled out your "amazing images" here and put it in some "Big Stock Agencies". If I am not mistaken, your images are selling like a hot cake at this point in time. :)
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It's a matter of Principle Garces, why should people be allowed to sell images when they clearly do not have or will never get permission to do so, also why should site owners be allowed to bury their heads in the sand and do what they like, plus the fact I doubt that Jason or the Photographers could afford the massive fines that will be imposed if they get caught.
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As for submitting to Real Stock Sites, it's a very slow process and if you don't like rejection it's not for you. Any sign of Copyright Infringement is instant rejection, over stocked categories is instant rejection unless you offer something unique, no model or property release is instant rejection, it takes days for your images to get reviewed and then there is no guarantee that it will be accepted, they all have to be titled, tagged and categorised then you have got to get them promoted to get the views. It's not a quick money making process but when you do get images up there you know that they are worthy and it does give you some satisfaction.
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If you look at just a few of the several dozen other photo sharing sites that are available, it would appear that copyright infringement (particularly with respect to events and buildings) is far from the minds of the copyright holders. My experience is that as long as you're not trying to make money from such images, the copyright holders pretty much ignore the fact that the images are available for download.

It may well be that once you appear on their radar, perhaps for repeatedly posting images of a particular event or building, that they'll wake up and send a simple 'cease and desist' notice, probably via e-mail, and as long as you comply, that'll be the last of it.

A question for Graham - did any particular copyright holder contact you regarding your images here?
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No Tim, I'm a member of the National Trust for England, as a keen photographer and a lover of Historic buildings the two just fitted together perfectly. I asked the Trust for permission to put some of my images to stock and was given an absolute and categoric No, they said that any pictures I had taken or was going to take in the future were for my own personal use and could not be hosted anywhere unless I wanted to submit them to the Trust's own site.

There are far to many people who think that just because they took the picture they own the rights to it which is not the case. There are six images on here that will never get permission to publish or sell as the Rights are owned by a Worldwide Corporation and they have already successfully prosecuted, Photographer, Publisher and Site Owner for Breach of Copyright and this was no small site it was one of the Major Players.

I reported the Images to Jason with the reason why they couldn't be on site but as always he chose to ignore the warning so on his head be it. He may think that the Pixoto Team are always right but he will find out this is not the case.

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