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FB: (currently down)         (currently down)

Twitter: (owner)

This isn’t quite a photographer but since the company is run by a photographer FOR photographers I’m going to let it slide because in my world, it’s close enough.  For those that don’t know Media Novak, it’s a marketing company that sells websites, branding and the like to photographers.  However, many, if not all of those examples were actually stolen from other designers and photographers online.

This all came to me because they were stupid enough to steal from The Law Tog.  When she contacted them to tell them to take her branding photos down, they told her they were promoting her business (mind you, no credit was given on the photos) and took the image down.  A couple weeks later and it’s back up again and Rachel went public with it.  When she went public with it other photographers saw their own work on their site and some even recognized their words.

This blog isn’t going to have the usual crazy extent of show and tell because by the time I was notified they had already taken down their blog and many images weren’t working.  However I am showing what I have, if you have screen captures or anything you’d like to add to the story let me know.  They’ve also taken down their Facebook page as well as their entire portfolio on their website (their website makes me motion sick so I’m trying not to spend too much time on it).

This is the original post showing Rachel’s own branding.  The image was taken by Rachel, the design was by On the Spot Studio.  Neither are affiliated with Media Novak.


The branding on Media Novak’s blog.


The branding on Media Novak’s Twitter (this has been posted dozens of times there).


It’s also on their other “Photo Websites” twitter as well.

What their Facebook looked like before taking it down.


The original cover photo which has a few images that do not appear to have started with them, no credit given (as they are all over Pinterest finding the source is difficult).


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Dirty, thieving, photography copyright stealing bastards

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As a follow up to my copyrighting post in the real world, another quick flick through my Fickr stream looking for copyright violations has been interesting to say the least.

2 things are apparent.

1. Post a picture of a cute dog and it’ll be ripped off all over the internet.
2. Post any picture with Danbo and it’ll spread wider than a copyright thief’s mother’s legs.

This image, which is MY dog, in MY garden:

Playing in the snow - Explored

Has been on so many of these free wallpaper and puerile lolcat type websites it’s not funny anymore. Free for download they all say, no it’s fucking not I say! It’s worse still as usually it’s overlaid with stupid comments like “Weeeeeeee I can haz a fly…”. You wonder about the mentality of people who upload this shit.

As for Danbo, these images…

To boldly go... - Explore #2, FP

Trapped in a mac Danbo was sad - Explored

…now appear on what appears to be around a million lame…

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What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content

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Blog writing tips and articlesHaving been the target of copyright thieves, and working with writers, authors, and photographers on copyright protection and laws for over 25 years, I thought I’d talk a little about what to do when someone steals your content.

First, you noticed that I didn’t say “if” someone steals your content. That was on purpose. With the glut of information on the Internet, it’s now a matter of “when” not “if”.

The first step in learning about what you can do when someone steals your content is to know that it will happen, so the more prepared and informed you are, the better your chances of prevention and having a plan in place when they steal.

A Look Back on Content Theft

As the number of websites and blogs grow, especially splogs, the demand for content puts more pressure on website administrators, who may resort to stealing content in order…

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Daily Manna with Your Mug

THE TEN – Ninth Commandment

“Do not steal” Exodus 20, NLT

This is another one of those commandments that the everyday person thinks, “Well, I’m covered. I don’t steal cars, take from stores, or hold up liquor I’m good.” Mm. What about taking supplies from the office, or extra condiments from the restaurant, or everything and more from the hotel your staying in has to offer? As I write this, we are staying in a lovely hotel. 

When I worked in retail a couple of years ago, I learned a very important statistic. Did you know that there is more employee stealing in retail than we would like to know? “Loss prevention” employees are hired to watch over not only the customers who may steal, but from the employees! There is a cost for “the watch” and that cost is passed on the us, we consumers AND to the…

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One of the things I see time and time again – stopstealingphotos.tumblr

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One of the things I see time and time again is that new photographers tend to think nothing of putting up photos they aspire to take “someday” on their new website or Facebook Page.  Sometimes they actually clarify they aren’t theirs but usually they don’t.

It’s always extra amusing when they lie like a rug in their about page.  This photographer, who picked up a camera for the FIRST time in 2011, managed to photograph for Victoria’s Secret, Seventeen Magazine and Jimmy Choo that same year – while also winning dozens of awards if you believe his About page.

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Back in August, it was brought to light that Jasmine Star had copied a multitude of witty quips and posted them on her social media sites presenting the thoughts as her own.  What started as a low murmur through the rankings of photographers gradually grew to a dull roar as photographers, even industry leaders such as Sal Cincotta and Gary Fong, stood up against the plagiarism.   Many fluffed it off though, stating it really wasn’t that big of a deal and it was nothing in comparison to whatDoug Gordon was caught doing weeks before.  Still, as Jasmine’s teaching niche has been about the business side of photography with an emphasis on injecting your personality into your brand, it was pretty shocking to many that her words were not in fact her own.  Jasmine did eventually offer an apology (which was deleted within a few days) and everyone went onto the next scandal in the photography world.

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