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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 01-25-2015 02:18 AM 2276 views 1 time favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gixxerjoe04

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01-25-2015 02:18 AM

So I met up with one of my woodworking friends and his wife tonight. She wanted to show me a pic, this guy is on this facebook group and was selling pallet wine racks, she knows I make them which is why she wanted to show me. Well I look at the pic and its a picture of my wine rack, first one I ever made that’s hanging on my wall. I know tons of people make wine racks so it’s not like I created the idea obviously, but using my picture passing it as his just really pissed me off. I did a tutorial on instructables on how to make them so I’m guessing he may have got it off of that, could have used the instructions and made his and taken a pic. I did think it was cool I had over 100,000 people read my tutorial though haha. Sorry for the rant, I know everyone makes the same stuff as other people, at least use your own pics.


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 01-25-2015 02:38 AM

Once I entered Pinterest, I have had my “pins” repined so many times I’ve lost count. I know my stuff gets recopied, but on the other hand, I have sold things so many times from people repinning my posted pictures, I cannot complain.

We all copy someone, somewhere, sometime. For me, I just take it as part of the business. I’m looking into a reduced cost version of the Greg Klassen coffee tables that I think I can make for about half what he charges, and sell them in the galleries I am in. I’ve already located the raw edge walnut tops I want to use. So if I knock him off, and sell mine for $1200 instead of $2500 that he charges, who’s to say what?
The real point is to get used to it and learn how to compete.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Gixxerjoe04

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#2 posted 01-25-2015 02:45 AM

Yea I know every woodworker has copied other work, made their own and sold it, just goes with the territory. But the fact he’s using a picture of what I made and took a pic of pisses me off. I looked at the other stuff he posted and I’m willing to bet none of the pics are his. Someone said great work and he said thanks like he did the work.

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#3 posted 01-25-2015 02:58 AM

Have a friend, relative or co-worker contact him inquiring about it (so he doesn’t have a clue that you initiated the contact).. if he suggests it was something he made, then contact him in person and ask wtf he is doing along with a copy of his reply. Then post the exchange and his claim far and wide anywhere and everywhere you can. Or just ignore it and move on :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 01-25-2015 03:15 AM

That’s a damn fine wine rack. But using your actual photo is just crossing the line. It’s one of the reasons you see so many watermarks on ebay photos. I think you have a valid reason to be miffed.

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jimofsanston

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#5 posted 01-25-2015 03:22 AM

I watermark all my posted photo’s. I heard about people doing this. So I decided not to take chances.

-- Jim LaCourse

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#6 posted 01-25-2015 03:55 AM

Derivative work is one thing. I do it. I never claim the design or the idea as my own. Stealing someone’s picture is wrong. I’d be miffed for sure.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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Gixxerjoe04

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#7 posted 01-25-2015 04:27 AM



Derivative work is one thing. I do it. I never claim the design or the idea as my own. Stealing someone s picture is wrong. I d be miffed for sure.

- ElChe

Same here like most, there’s a lot of creative work out there that’s unique, but most are basically reproductions, but you don’t use someone else’s photo as your own. My friends wife did ask the guy about price, and one of the women interested in the guys she told her and she “liked” my facebook page so hopefully she’ll buy from me haha. I did request to join the group he’s selling in, I’m going to call him out on it.

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InstantSiv

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#8 posted 01-25-2015 04:42 AM

You have copyrights to that picture.

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Paul

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#9 posted 01-25-2015 04:52 AM



You have copyrights to that picture.

- InstantSiv

You don’t have copyright privileges to any photo that you place on a private website unless you claim it your own to begin with, water marking your photo’s etc. It’s a tough pill to swallow.

I’d watermark photo’s I submitted on this site if I was worried about being copied on the trash I create.

Paul

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 01-25-2015 05:06 AM

...sigh… I wish someone would copy my stuff ,, a photo even..

Oh well …

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 01-25-2015 05:13 AM



...sigh… I wish someone would copy my stuff ,, a photo even..

Oh well …

- exelectrician

Click for details

if it makes you feel any better exelectrician I will be making your work mine soon. I will give credit where credit is due however.

Paul

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#12 posted 01-25-2015 05:21 AM



You don t have copyright privileges to any photo that you place on a private website unless you claim it your own to begin with, water marking your photo s etc. It s a tough pill to swallow.
- Paul

Untrue.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 01-25-2015 05:28 AM


You have copyrights to that picture.

- InstantSiv

You don t have copyright privileges to any photo that you place on a private website unless you claim it your own to begin with, water marking your photo s etc. It s a tough pill to swallow.

I d watermark photo s I submitted on this site if I was worried about being copied on the trash I create.

Paul

- Paul

Can you expand on the part where you don’t have copyright protections on a private site?

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#14 posted 01-25-2015 05:44 AM

You don t have copyright privileges to any photo that you place on a private website unless you claim it your own to begin with, water marking your photo s etc. It s a tough pill to swallow.
- Paul

Untrue.

- Rick M.

Include me in the “intellectually” challenged column.

Care to elaborate more Rick?

Paul

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Tennessee

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#15 posted 01-25-2015 01:34 PM

Paul and Rick M are both right, sort of, depending on how they interpret the law.

Here’s a link to a discussion of the law as it stands. The fellow might have thought he was in the “Fair Use” domain of the law, where he can use a “stock” photo to display what he would build. If he actually claims he did build it and indeed did take the picture, he is in violation of copyright laws. But hard to pursue unless GixxerJoe actually registered it.
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/copyright-fair-use-and-how-it-works-for-online-images/

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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