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Old 04-11-2018, 08:06 AM
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As you guys well know, I've been photographing guns for IMFDB for a long time now. Many of my pics are originals which I shot JUST FOR IMFDB. I gave IMFDB (and only this site) free license to use my pics however they wanted. From time to time I catch others using my images for commercial purposes. I recently caught a company selling a poster of rifles and about half the images were MY pics from IMFDB.

He's charging about 12 bucks a poster.

I usually don't care if other people steal our pics for their own personal use, but using it to make money seems wrong.

I wish he would credit IMFDB or at least contribute a portion of his profits to IMFDB (and Bunni) to keep the site going.

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Old 04-11-2018, 09:25 AM
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Sending him a cease and desist would probably be a good starting point.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:38 AM
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Sounds logical to me.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:11 AM
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Sending him a cease and desist would probably be a good starting point.
I'd rather he either GIVE IMFDB credit or give money to Bunni.

Anything to do with lawyers costs money.
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:14 AM
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:18 AM
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I'd rather he either GIVE IMFDB credit or give money to Bunni.

Anything to do with lawyers costs money.
How is he selling the artwork? If it is on anything other than a personnal website there is more than likely a way that you can just report it and the website will have the items removed and it wouldn't cost you anything.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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I've had people on other wikis lift my video game screenshots for use on wikis catering to specific video game series. Of course, since I don't actually own the rights to these games, I can't really complain, but I'd appreciate it if they credited me somewhere on those wikis for my screenshots.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:02 AM
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I've had people on other wikis lift my video game screenshots for use on wikis catering to specific video game series. Of course, since I don't actually own the rights to these games, I can't really complain, but I'd appreciate it if they credited me somewhere on those wikis for my screenshots.
A small, seemingly insignificant gesture like that can go a long way.
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Old 04-13-2018, 06:36 PM
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A small, seemingly insignificant gesture like that can go a long way.
But who in this day and age teaches newer generations to do this stuff? A lot of people take stuff on the internet for granted given the ease of copying stuff.
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