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Stealing images

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by happyhatter, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. happyhatter

    happyhatter Registered Member

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    Has anyone here gotten into trouble for stealing images from a site?

    I just downloaded thousands of images from a major sports card site. I hope to build an image database.

    I know this won't help from getting caught but I at least renamed the file names a bit.
     
  2. kireol

    kireol Junior Member

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    never a sure way of not getting caught, but a few things you can do.....


    view the exif data. Firefox has a plugin to view, or you can use any # of programs/websites to view the data.

    convert the images. if they're gifs, make them jpgs or pngs. if there's a mild watermark, this may get rid of it. a small resize wouldnt hurt either. maybe darken or brighten them a bit. if it were me, i'd run this all through imagemagick on linux as it's easy, powerful, and I know it.

    good job on the renaming part.
     
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    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    gotten into trouble a lot with demand letters and etc. always in the email about cases filed. but to this day nothing ever push through LOL
     
  4. nathanooo2

    nathanooo2 Registered Member

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    @ Kireol,you suggested so well.Though there may have some possibilities to be caught,these are the steps to be taken.
     
  5. foxriver

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    Happyhatter.....this probably won't help you, but one way for anyone to steal images and have their own original is by doing screen shots.

    Sure the quality isn't the best, but it depends on what you're using them for. Fast and easy way to eliminate exif info, often times you can take a shot of only part of the image so it won't be recognized easily.

    Just a thought.... maybe someone can use it.

    I like kireol's suggestions, would like to give the script a try....imagemagick I think he called it.

    Anyway, good luck.
     
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