Pirate Company Gets Away With Stealing And Profiting From My Copyright Photo Even After Filing Complaint With Dmca!
Lost at words and beyond frustrated here,
Not long ago found this pirate company stole/linked my Randy Rhoads photo to their site making thousands off of my copyright work
Here their site with my photo and water mark: https://bigeagle.store/product/randy-rhoads-day-on-the-green-unreleased-one-poster-canvas-print-wooden-hanging-scroll-frame/ After filing complaint with Fine Art America, they sent link to have me file complaint with DMCA which I filled out appropriately.
Now I find my photo has been removed from my site, presume maybe they've somehow linked it to my gallery. Yet it's still on their pirate site.
I've followed up with DMCA. But my question to Fine Art America is why can the artist/photographer have the option of putting their own water marks on work.
Also why isn't their more safety measures for the website anyone easily to prevent pirating and stealing an artist's copy-write work??
You can clearly see on their "page source the link with my name."
I've followed up with both DMCA and Fine Art America. Waiting for response and swift action to have DMCA remove this pirate site.
Who knows how many other artist around the globe they're stealing from.
Hi Daniel. The DMCA should be sent directly to the infringing website and/or to their hosting company, not to Fine Art America. If you sent a DMCA to Fine Art America by mistake and they removed your image from here, you may need to reupload it. I'm sure support can help you sort out that issue.
If you've sent a DMCA to the infringing website and they didn't take the image down, you can also send one to their hosting company. Here is the hosting company info: https://contabo.com/en/legal/impressum/
Since the server for this website appears to be in the USA, the hosting company should take it down with a DMCA without issue.
Yes, you can enable a standard watermark on your images here if desired.
Good luck! It is always a headache dealing with copyright infringement. :(
OK, they have at least a dozen of my images, too. Here is my advice. Send a DMCA to the hosting company at this email address: email@example.com
You can follow the general wording and format of the DMCA you just filled out, and mention that it is a site they host. It is a German hosting company, but they also host with physical servers in the US like this one. Hopefully they will be more responsive than the website owner. Maybe if enough of us send DMCAs they may be more aggressive and take the site down rather than just an image at a time. (Probably not, though.)
you can only go after the offending company, this site can't fight your fight, and by sending it here, they will erase it here. my guess is you will need a lawyer, because they know you probably won't go that far. then it really has to be worth it to you.
I have been there seen it have the t-shirt, theft of my work from a foreign embassy in London and a multi million pound department store in London and England. I am never polite i never send a dmca i ask for cash and 95% of the time i get it, and it's not cheap for them
Want to take a moment during my current 85 hour work week (middle of two music recording projects/day business) to thank everyone for your advise, help. Maybe even possibly coming together for a class action lawsuit (as John mentioned) against Big Eagle. Will have more time to follow up in detail this weekend. Look into every source possible everyone has provided, to take full action against Big Eagle when my schedule eases up next week. Again, thank you kindly for all your help, support understanding.