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  • Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

    I just ran across a craigslist ad for a boat like mine, opened the ad to find a picture of my boat!?! I thought the boat looked familiar!

    I'm flagging the post and emailing the seller. That's just not right ...

    If anyone happens to see something similar pop up again, please flag it.

    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/boa/2517328590.html

    Edit: It appears it was stolen from this post: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....=1#post2559075

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    Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

    Ouch, heard a couple times of this happening, stuff is rampant, I remember seeing a newstory of a guy that drove by a billboard on the highway (the really big ones) and saw a picture of his entire family, wife, couple kids, himself, and the family dog they had gotten made at one of the mall type box stores. Now THAT is freaky, dont recall the outcome of that one, but it wouldnt be good if it were my family, gotta admit.

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    • #3
      Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

      The internet is public domain. If you don't want your picture used, copyright it or remove it from the web.
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      • #4
        Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

        Errr, I know you may have checked, but do you know where your boat is?
        I mean is it outside your house or safely berthed?

        I'd hate to think that you berth it 30 miles away and haven't been there for 3 weeks and..............
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        • #5
          Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

          i've seen my boat in an advertisement for a boat like mine. it was an pic absconded from iboats. i don't have any other place the pic was uploaded to. so it had to come from here.

          i'm with dingbat. any pic i publish on line can be used by someone else. c & P. it's not hard to do. with that in mind. i don't post any pic of anything that i don't care if it gets used by someone else.

          fwiw. the ad did say that the boat pictured wasn't the boat for sale.
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          • #6
            Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

            My brother-in-law's mom is a graphic designer. Years ago he posed for an ad for her for a golf course or something golf related I forget which. It wasn't anything national just a local company ad. Well he and my sister just went on an island vacation and were researching resorts and his picture showed up on one of the golf-related pages. How random!

            I'm a web developer and used to work for a BlueCross insurance company. I was working on a project for the marketing department. I asked them for some images for a page I was developing. They sent me a bunch in email that were none too standardized looking. I asked "you didn't just go out and swipe these off the internet did you?" they were like "oh". You'd think marketing people would know you can't just do that. Stock photos are expensive.
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            • #7
              Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

              Ya I have had it happen to me, but was listed as a ref picture. Kind of like when I was looking for a Sleek for Arch I ran across Matts boat for sale on another auction site, even included Matt's video of when he got he got his boat home......now that is bold....
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              • #8
                Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                Happens all the time. Google images is a great place to go when you need a quick pic of something. Public Domain. I would grab a pic from there if I needed it vs. having to drive out to the boat, unbutton the hatch and get a pic of my genset or something. As long as you indicate that the picture of the *whatever* is for representation only, and not the actual item.

                Pics of people however, would be a different story. We have pics of my wife on a billboard. She was working at the local ambulance as a Paramedic when she was captured wheeling a patient into the local ER. Next thing we know, she was on a billboard for the same hospital, advertising for their emergency room services!
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                • #9
                  Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                  Next thing we know, she was on a billboard for the same hospital, advertising for their emergency room services!
                  then she'd need to be monetarily compensated imho.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                    Originally posted by ziggy View Post
                    the ad did say that the boat pictured wasn't the boat for sale.
                    Maybe I'm dense and missing it, where does it say that?

                    Perhaps laws say that he technically can use a photo from the Internet as it's considered public domain, but... the question has to be asked why he can't post a pic of HIS boat, in an age where everybody's cell phone has a camera. My guess is his boat is a complete mess, and he wants to sucker as many people to his house that he can.

                    The guy's phone number is on the listing, I would be giving Ryan a call.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                      Give him a ring, that would be funny, then show up to his house with your boat in tow......and ask WTF?
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                      • #12
                        Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                        Maybe I'm dense and missing it, where does it say that?
                        sorry, i didn't make myself clear. the ad that i saw that used the pic of my boat said that, not the op's boat. as a disclaimer i assume..
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                        • #13
                          Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                          Originally posted by ziggy View Post
                          sorry, i didn't make myself clear. the ad that i saw that used the pic of my boat said that, not the op's boat. as a disclaimer i assume..
                          gotcha.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                            Originally posted by ziggy View Post

                            fwiw. the ad did say that the boat pictured wasn't the boat for sale.
                            If that had been the case, I wouldn't have had as much of a problem with it. I understand the public domain stuff, but I don't think its right for someone to misrepresent what they are selling.
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                              Re: Picture stolen for craigslist ad??

                              I emailed him and asked for more pictures of the boat before I make the 500 mile trip to purchase it ... will see if I get any more iboats pictures.
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