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JasonWagner

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1078 days ago

While lazily browsing for new toys that I don’t yet realize I want, I came across one of my pictures from a review of the Wixey digital table saw readout here on Lumberjocks. You can see my review here and the second picture can be found on Peachtree’s web page here. You will need to scroll down to the 4th product to see it is their second picture with even the same readout! While I don’t care, I find it funny they scavenge the internet for pictures of their products.

Just an interesting discovery. I feel like at least they could give me a photo credit or something! Haha…

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!


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Cory

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#1 posted 1078 days ago

I agree, they should ask for your permission or remove them from their site. Or, maybe they could use them and hook you up with a $100 gift certificate? ;-0

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1078 days ago

I don’t know why, and I’m shocked by it, but I find it a bit creepy. I wouldn’t care either. At least I THINK I wouldn’t care. I’m actually shocked that I’m creeped out by it. My shop is such a welcoming place to me that when I see pictures from it….it’s like seeing a photo of your pillow on someone else’s website. Just a little too close to home;

At least it’s PeachTree. I like them.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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BobTheFish

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#3 posted 1078 days ago

Ehhh.. probably a google image search. I’ve done it for a mom and pop shop before too. Typically it’s just a matter of finding a really good photo so you don’t have to try and set up one for yourself, or if you have really crappy background, or something to that effect. I’d be happy. It says your photography skills are really amazing (and I DID enjoy seeing your photos.)

Honestly though, I’ve had BIGGER issues. Once I made a typo on some info regarding a famous jewelry designer for another business. I posted his birthdate at 1918 instead of 1928 or something to that effect. I got a funny little email from the guy saying that although he is quite happy with his longevity, he wasn’t quite THAT old..

Funny thing about it was that about 20 other websites apparently copy their info from us, so EVERYWHERE it seemed like the guy was 90 years old, rather than closer to 80….

It was all fixed up pretty quickly, but I’m sure there’s info out there saying the guy is older still..

So yeah.. copying or lifting info/pics is pretty common on the internet. I wouldn’t take offense.

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kiefer

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#4 posted 1078 days ago

I would take it as a compliment Jason
You obviously take some good pics but a little credit wouldn’t hurt .

Thanks KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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coloradoclimber

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#5 posted 1078 days ago

So I’m hearing a common thread, if companies steal other peoples efforts, even a picture, well, it’s the internet, so that’s ok. You know there are such things as stock photos that you have to PAY for. And staff photographers that you PAY to have them compose and take pictures for your product. If Jason were someone famous, or a large company, you can bet your ass his lawyers would be on Peachtree for stealing copyrighted images. Seems like to me “just cause it’s on the internet” doesn’t give a company rights to steal it. If they like the picture so much, either hire their own photographer to reproduce a similar image or PAY Jason to use his work. At least ask permission. I mean, I found this copyrighted work on the internet, so, like, it’s ok to steal it right?? Never heard of intellectual property huh?

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NBeener

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#6 posted 1078 days ago

If I worked for them, in management, I would have called this “just a bad idea.”

-- -- Neil

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 1074 days ago

I find that wrong, but (this is a question) does having your stuff on a public forum put it “in the public domain”? Even if it does, is it then subject to everyone’s free use? I know some forums sponsored by magazines explain anything posted on their forum becomes their property!

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1074 days ago

Did you buy the gauge from them ? Perhaps a refund is due ?
They’re using your photo to sell their product and demonstrate its use.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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JasonWagner

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#9 posted 1074 days ago

Bertha – it was a little creepy just because the instant I saw the picture I knew it was my table saw. If it was a project with my son or wife in it I’d be a little more upset.

I kind of assume that anything I post on the internet is pretty much fair game. I tend to post lots of pictures on here, Facebook and other web pages. I try not to include things that I think would jeopardize my family’s safety or my job.

If I were posting photographs I determined to be valuable (stuff I’d sell) then I’d probably go the extra length and put a watermark or copyright the picture.

Dusty – I bought the gauge from Amazon. I did post pictures of the gauge on there as well as here when writing the review.

Part of me feels like trying to make an opportunity out of their indiscretion is along the lines of the frivolous lawsuits we all hear about. At the same time I have been a little tempted to email them and just ask if they know the pictures they’re using are from consumers who are generally unaware they are being used for advertising. I wonder if they have a rep who frequents Lumberjocks?

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1074 days ago

I just believe that credit should be given where credit is due , and it never hurts to ask / inform : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1073 days ago

This is a weird one where I fall into the indecisive grey zone. I agree with Colorado and don’t like to see people left without compensation for their work. I also sense that the poster is diinclined to really pursue it for several reasons. I also agree with Neil that if I were in management, I’d want to know about this. I don’t know how I’d handle it myself. That’s the truth. It feels weird to draft an e-mail “I don’t really care…but just to let you know…”. I don’t know; it’s hard to approach. Anyway, it’s an interesting thing to ponder.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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pierce85

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#12 posted 1073 days ago

Jason, I’m guessing that Peachtree would simply take the photo off their site and apologize if you informed them that it was your picture. Legalities aside, it’s just unprofessional for any business to use pics off the internet in this manner to advertise their products. Someone got sloppy.

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reggiek

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#13 posted 1073 days ago

Wow, that was a pretty good eye to catch the similarity. It sure is the same pic….strange how the web page builder used yours – most are aware of copywright infringement….and would only use pics that are in the public realm….or use their own pics.

My company hired a web builder also…and they used a pic from the web…..we got a letter from some company offering to settle for an amount for “renting” the picture…and were required to remove it from our page….we confirmed that they indeed owned the rights (to make sure it wasn’t some scam)....and removed the pic….we also had to pay a settlement amount to insure they would not sue us (they wanted alot of money to puchase the rights to use it)....so you can see the danger here.

If you are concerned about the pic, contact them and have it removed….or ask them to pay an amount for it’s rights or for “rental.” Most would rather pay then remove the pic. I am not sure that you would have to indicate that this is copywrighted or not on the original pic…I am not a lawyer so that would have to be answered by someone with more knowlege of this area of law.

If you consider this a compliment….then certainly leave it be…you can direct folks to see your pic on the web whenever you want…interesting.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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