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ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Spellkiss » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:16 am

I was browsing etsy and came across this profile and noticed all the pictures were stolen from AIRR members!

(removed link so to stop the flow of traffic to her "shop" - Joseph)

I noticed it right away as I see people I've had vigils lit with before and recognized the pics from their profile. The person is claiming this is their work. hope this was the right spot to put it.
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Joseph Magnuson » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:32 pm

Spellkiss: Thank you for the alert and the link. Hopefully Miss Cat will see this thread soon and take the appropriate action.
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Spellkiss » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:44 pm

looks like they switched the pics I'm guessing they've replaced AIRRS pics with someone elses who aren't really well known.
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Joseph Magnuson » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:57 pm

You can still see the stolen pictures if you click on her sales link. I have a screen shot and it shows a stolen picture from the AIRR pages of Flora, Sindy Todo and Apollo Dark.
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Joseph Magnuson » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:59 pm

Spellkiss: My lovely wife Sara mentioned they had already caught this and responded to it here: http://www.readersandrootworkers.org/wiki/Fake_Psychics
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Spellkiss » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:52 pm

well im glad its being taken care of :)
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Spellkiss » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:57 pm

yes they are still shown where you can see the reviews for "her" products.,looks like someone made another review on her site today being positive not good.
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby catherineyronwode » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:59 pm

Watch Out for Fake Rootworkers Selling Imaginary Spells!

In August, 2013, a pseudonymous person calling herself "Amelia" created an Etsy shop called "HoodooSpellcasting" and promptly uploaded a vast swath of imaginary spells for sale. We call them "imaginary spells" since ALL OF THE PICTURES CAME FROM AIRR -- which means that "Amelia" has never cast those spells on her own altars!

We, the members of the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers -- 30 legitimate practitioners of hoodoo -- reported her Etsy shop for false impersonation and for multiple copyright violations. We sent a DMCA takedown notice to Etsy for the immediate removal of our photos, but merely forcing her to take down our images is not going to stop her fraud.

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Amelia of HoodooSpellcasting at Etsy is a fraudulent spell caster selling imaginary spell services with stolen images of the actual altar work of the following people: (from left to right and top to bottom): Leah Rivera, Dr. Kioni, ConjureMan Ali, Dr. E., Dr. Johannes, Priestess Najah, Leah Rivera (again), Brother Jeffrey Vanderson, Professor Charles Porterfield, Deacon Millett, ConjureMan Ali (again), and Auntie Sindy Todo

Read the rest of the story here:

http://readersandrootworkers.org/wiki/Fake_Psychics

Thanks!
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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Akitagirl » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:40 pm

Hi friends,

Have you considered watermarking your photos and having your members do the same? It takes a skilled photoshop artist and A LOT of time to get a good watermark out of a photo, which would probably discourage most people from copying and using the photos. Also, it helps protect you in a legal case because
discerning eye can tell if a watermark has been removed and you can therefore prove it is not their image.

Hope that helps,

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Re: ATTENTION AIRR Members Your Photos are being stolen!

Unread postby Naught1usMax1mus » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:04 am

Akita, I think that's a great suggestion. I would certainly do that with photos of mine! Thanks for bringing it up!

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