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using torrent downloaded images safe?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Delbiter, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Delbiter

    Delbiter Registered Member

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    Hi people,

    I´m currently downloading 200 gigabytes of professional images from shutterstock, as i really meet the limit of my resources.

    Is there a way they can find out, that the images are "pirated"? Safe to use?

    I want to use the mentioned images in my MNS project.

    How are you guys getting your images anyway? :D
     
  2. georgemichael

    georgemichael BANNED BANNED

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    that would be considered pirated images, yes. I've heard of some cases (even members of this forum) receiving C&D letters or having an owner of a photo emailing them telling them to remove it. You will most likely be fine for a MNS though
     
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    vmbpromo Newbie

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    I believe anything you download in Torrent is illegal and what's more, a lot of their files are said to contain viruses.
     
  4. Delbiter

    Delbiter Registered Member

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    Hm, but how can they possibly spot, that these are downloaded images and not legally purchased ones? is there an id print on the image?
    I mean, lets just pretend i buy an image, how do they know this is legally purchased? does every download of a legally purchased picture posess another unique footprint?
    this would be super intereting to know.

    i guess your argument is invalid, since this is a blackhat forum and many of us are on the brink of doing something illegal :)
    this type of file cannot contain any viruses, since it´s just jpeg data. but i guess you are well aware of that.

    so thank you for your attention, but i think that setting the price for a professionally designed picture of a field/car/lemon/toy is simply not w orth 40$ and it freaks me out, that people really charge that much.
     
  5. georgemichael

    georgemichael BANNED BANNED

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    Only things that you are supposed to purchase/have copyrights are illegal in torrents

    I'm sure you get some form of receipt and license when you buy a stock photo, i'm not sure how they locate the pirated/stolen pics maybe through meta data or something
     
  6. amIdreaming

    amIdreaming Regular Member

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    someone say don't upload the original pic, screenshot and paste and save as other file name instead (mentioned in another thread)
     
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  7. Delbiter

    Delbiter Registered Member

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    This is a fine solution to me, sounds very blackhat :)

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  8. muscleteen

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    Your belief is SO WRONG.
     
  9. niroshana35

    niroshana35 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You'll be in trouble if some one identify them as pirated images and if they reported it to shutterstock.
     
  10. axelldotcom

    axelldotcom Newbie

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    They, we (i also have images in stock photo sites, but only a few so I'm not concerned with copyright problems) don't have a way to know for sure that you have a stolen image. The photographer has to contact you and ask you for an unique id that comes with each purchase. And if you don't hqve it than it's a problem. Or they can give you a c&d order and you can fight that with your purchase id. Anyway i think you will be fine.