my accord being used for ebay pics

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  1. The Ripper

    The Ripper New Member

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    dont usually post in the car forums on here I mainly stick to the cage but I got home today and I found out some one has been using my old accord to sell stuff on ebay. I thought it was cool when some one told me then I found out the guy put his water mark all over the pic, not cool

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hond...tegoryZ36475QQihZ009QQitemZ190112658129QQrdZ1

    what do you guys think am I being too sensitive with it or has this happened to any one else on here
     
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    ^honestly, if he's a powerseller on E-Bay send him an 'official-like' e-mail message stating that a lawyer has filed paperwork on him to shut him down unless he pays up. :hsugh:

    Then, you must pay me for giving you this idea. I only need $5 to get some cigs. :)
     
  3. Notorious R.I.E.

    Notorious R.I.E. Queen Bee

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    i have this happen all the time with my accord. Ebay considers you're pictures your intellectual property. Contact the seller and Contact Ebay. Tell him you own the copyright to that picture and he is infringing your copyright. I had 2 auctions taken down last week and am working on 1 this week.
     
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    I'd do somethin just because he had the nerve the throw his user id all over your pics.
     
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    if he didnt watermark it all over id say just let the shit go
    as long as he wont try to steal whatever hes selling off your car and sell it then i wouldnt care
     
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    yeah I wouldnt have cared if he didnt water mark it like that. How does ebay make you prove its yours though I no longer own the car it was totalled a couple of months ago I guess I have to find a pic with me in it.
     
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    eh somethin like that idk
     
  8. Notorious R.I.E.

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    as long as you own the original full size file that hasn't been resized for the internet then that's proof enough. I have 100's of pics of my accord and that's proof for most companies as well, it proves the car is yours. I had to prove to extreme dimensions that my accord was mine a few months ago. I showed them that i had the full size files of the pics they were using and they apologized and took them right down. even if you don't own the car anymore you still own the copyright to the picture because YOU took it.
     
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    Correct. It would have been different if he snapped pics of your car then used them...because that is totally legit. But it was not him who took the pic, it was you...so the copyright belongs to you. Contact him, then contact eBay.
     
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    yeah I contacted him already im awaiting the reply
     
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    Turbo_Hyundai Tamas, tis me

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    yeah I waited 2 days for a response from him and never got one so I reported it to ebay. They said I would get a response within 24 - 48 hrs so lets see what happens
     
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    Turbo_Hyundai Tamas, tis me

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    dont have email access at work wont let me get on gmail but as soon as I do tonight im assuming there should be a message from ebay
     
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    This happened to me and a few DSM buddies. We didn't mind as long as he took the watermark off. He said he wouldn't and i threw in the threat of legal action and the pictures came down quick.
     
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    This idea gets my vote.
     
  17. The Ripper

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    holy shit I didnt know you were on here.

    Havent checked my email because I went streight to sleep when I got home yesterday Im gonna check it today hopefully I get an email back from ebay or from the guy.
     
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    I am everywhere:ugh:. Let me know what ebay and this dude say.
     
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    never got a contact from either
     
  20. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    call them up. email doesnt do shit
     
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    i was looking for a number on the site and didnt see anything
     

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