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Nermin Mulabdic

http://www.pixoto.com/nermin.mulabdic.7

I will only add a few but the rest are mostly wallpapers.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
The el arco sea stacks do not have gushing fountains in fact the image has been stolen from Tim Fitzharris
http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-pho...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/2817305...

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/3877237...
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Good job, as always, in catching people apparently using other people's photos/wallpaper as their own for Pixoto. However, saying someone stole something is an attack on their character and could be libel/slander and actionable in a court of law--you are not in a position to know if the person(s) legally obtained the photo/wallpaper from a stock photo site, etc. Just fair warning.
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using or taking without permission = stealing
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Unless you are the owner or company that licenses that owner's photos or their attorney, you are not in a position to know.
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this was a general statement about theft sorry you had trouble understanding it
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People should be cautious about giving legal advice when they are neither a lawyer nor even knowledgeable about what legal terms mean and when they are applicable.
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Legally Obtained images stand in contrary to the Contributor Guidelines:

"You must wholly own all images submitted to Pixoto. In addition you, or someone in a company owned by you, must have actually taken the photograph"
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Yes, that's what makes them ineligible for Pixoto, but doesn't make them stolen.
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Maybe not stolen Bridgette, but a gross violation against the guideline rules.
This should be reason enough to exclude this people from pixoto and quit there accounts!
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Renos, that is what Pixoto has done before when Jack and others have reported. But it is unwise to accuse another of stealing something (especially in a public forum) unless one has proof. Only the copyright owner and the companies he/she gave license to are in a position to say their photo was stolen.
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My english is not that good Bridgette, i never accused anyone of stealing, i wrote above "... NOT stolen ..".
I mean even if they are not stolen and maybe they were also given as a present, they still dont conform to Pixoto rules because that particular Photo was taken by someone else than the contributor! ;-)
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Renos, I sm speaking of the original post, Jack used that word, not you.
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Lenore, wise people educate themselves through research and/or via job experience. ;)
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looks like you have some research and/or via job experience.to get to
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Yes, wise people do.
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RJ, sorry, that was not applying to me, as I did deal with some of those matters before in a previous line of work (US) and have done research. I suggest you and others do the same--you never know when it will greatly benefit you.
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I am confused bridgette you report a photo that has in your opinion measured by eye-balling to have as little as 1% too much man made object in landscape stating that rules are rules . But when it comes to the CRIME of copyright theft you go very easy on them ,almost defending them. My post on plagiarised profile pics got you got very hot under the collar even though I did not mention you or any other profile on pixoto .
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FYI, you are comparing apples to watermelons from a legal (lawsuit) standpoint, and I have always commended Jack (herein and on his other posts) for reporting to Pixoto. However, using the words stolen/stealing when naming a person/Pixoto account in a public forum is very unwise (and unnecessary) for all the reasons I have so noted.
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Bridgette.....

I am happy with my statement that these images have been stolen from other photographers. If i was in any doubt i would not put this into the public forum. I have no fear from reporting what is copyright theft. This photographer has put these images up for sale not only on Pixoto but on other photo sites, he is depriving the real photographers of earning money through their art.

Its even worse on viewbug where i am a VIP photographer, he has downloded images of famous actresses.

http://www.viewbug.com/member/nerko959

If you look at this profile he has travelled all over the world, taking some exceptional images. However if you look carefully you can see his images have a completely different style to the ones he has downloaded from the web.

Have no fear when you are in the right.
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Bridgette...you are still sitting on the fence or are looking for a way to justify your statement .

Look at his profile on Viewbug and photoblur and honestly tell me that all these photographers would give this person the right to publish and sell their images.

Not a chance.
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Back in the 80s, when I was taking photographs of models with my own special brew of metalic makeup, I thought my makeup combined with the style of work was copywritable.

Well Black Star agreed an called the work Human Statues.

If I were to look back at all the copyright violations, royalities, and so fort and so on that have occured over the years -because the copyright was made by Black Star -there is really very little I can do about it.
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Jack, I will never, ever agree that any person/persons stole a photo/photos in a publuc forum unless I had first-hand knowledge. And for Pixoto purposes, all I would say if I was to report something similar is that the photo(s) appear to belong to someone else who holds the copyright, provide the relating links, and that would be enough to get Pixoto to act and remove the photos/account (when true).
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You have every right to your opinion...and so do I
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Jack, absolutely! So, again, have a great day/evening, whichever applies.
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Hi Jack, thank you again for reporting, we will check it and handle.
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All of the stuff he has up is Other People work... he just uses photoshop to slightly alter and in many cases he don't even do that...
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Thank you Jasenka, however the number 1 position today in landscapes is a wallpaper uploaded by this tog, this could deprive John or Charlie for the no 1 slot.
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whilst you are looking into this you may want to check out his other Pixoto account:

http://www.pixoto.com/nerko59
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I also check out that guys page and Yes all the images on it are other peoples work.. all he has done is make some photoshop tweaks and posted them... His account needs removed...
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HI all, just to let you know that both accounts are removed.
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Ya gotta love when someone that needs to get nailed... gets nailed.
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Jasenka

Here is his 3rd account:

http://www.pixoto.com/nermin59

He certainly did not take this image:

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jtcuthb...

and he did not take this image....it is not a cottage, it is an image of a boathouse on Ullswater in the English Lake District. I know because i have been to that location unlike this person.

http://www.pixoto.com/images-photogra...
http://www.tonyarmstrongphotography.c...
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Another nice catch Jack, and I recognise the boathouse as well since I live quite near it.
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Hi Terry

I have been very unlucky with the weather conditions everytime i have visited this site. The last time was in the Autumn, however the water in the lake was too high and to get the best shot you need to hop over the wall by the road and go down to the lake edge, i did not fancy going in waist deep in that cold water.
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Yes, its difficult to get a good angle for the shot which has annoyed me a few times lol.
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And that is what will likely continue, especially if he/she was making money off of Pixoto and/or other sites--they will keep creating new accounts. Luckily, Jack is on the trail, but given how many accounts and photos there are on Pixoto, it is probably a rather small fraction that he is reporting.
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Another STOLEN image. Nice job Jack.
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I have no toleration for this type of person, he has accounts on viewbug, 500px, fotoblur and National Geographic. His account on viewbug was removed yesterday and i assume that his other accounts will be removed in the next few days.
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He queried why his watermarked shots had been deleted then opened another account by the looks of it, the one you caught here.
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Hi all, his 3rd account is removed also.

I would like to remind users that I have already asked to stick to topic. If you want to discuss about anything else please open up your own topic.

For now only replies will be removed, but if this persist we will have to suspend users from posting to community.

Thank you for understanding.

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