Friday, February 27, 2009

DraperList steals copyrighted images and admits it too?

We all use Google images for searching, but one thing only a complete fool would do is take a watermarked image that requires you to pay istockphoto and then use the watermarked image.

Click Image to see the Watermark

Doh!

UPDATE: Seems the young Tory Bear got the scoop on this earlier this morning.

10 comments:

Oldrightie said...

How much will it cost him?

dizzy said...

Pennies

Plato said...

What an amateur. Crap graphic too.

BrianSJ said...

Dizzy
Yes, exactly. Istockphoto is very cheap and has very reasonable terms and conditions. You have to be a complete c**t to use a watermarked image from them.

jailhouselawyer said...

Am I to assume from this that you hold a very low opinion of Derek Draper?

Letters From A Tory said...

You forgot to mention that the article in question on a Labour website pondered why voter turnout was so low these days.

Talk about a lack of self-reflection.

Darwen Reporter Linda Preston said...

Caught with a smoking gun.

But protecting copyright on images is impossible to police these days.

Anonymous said...

As an istock contributor I have brought this to their attention. I've asked if they wouldn't mind terribly suing Derek Draper out of existance...

Darwen Reporter Linda Preston. It's difficult to police but once someone has been proved to be using an image without authorisation the owner can demand payment, with the backing of the law. As Labour list is based in the UK which is pretty hot on IP laws, I imagine iStock would have no problem persuing this claim.

Carter USM said...

Why should they care? Labour List is funded by the Labour Party and is governement mouthpiece so they don't give a toss. It's not as if they understand about the value of money and how to spend it....

The Grim Reaper said...

Hmm... this is interesting. Normally, Dolly is one of the first to comment whenever anything is written about him on the blogs. At the time of writing this, (and bearing in mind comment moderation is on) I don't see anything from him. I wonder why that is.

Also Dizzy, have you noticed that he hasn't written anything for DraperList for the best part of a week now? Maybe those rumours about him being sidelined were true...