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Manuel Hernández Lafuente
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« on: July 29, 2017, 08:58:44 am »

The bigger picture thief today is Pedro González Ruíz. You can find it by posting photos on vesselfinder.com ► https://www.vesselfinder.com/photographers

Just have a look at your photos, you will surely find some photos of you.

I have repeatedly denounced the website of this, sometimes they have removed the photo denounced, but lately they do not pay attention, because there are many photos. I have told them that until this man is not expelled, I will not continue uploading photos there.

I put it here for your knowledge and possible actions that you can take.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 09:38:16 am »

Hi Manuel,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I'll go through his uploads to find at least ten examples of copyright infringement and then email the admins over at Vessel Finder. I hope that ten instances of copyright infringement will be enough for his membership terminated. I will keep everyone posted.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 04:07:36 pm »

Thanks Cody, these are just 12 examples of stolen photos. I could keep putting more, but it would be endless.
FRAIHA - IMO 9360817 https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/291951?s=1 stolen to me → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1049100
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/291950?s=1 stolen to me → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1049098
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/291952?s=1 stolen to Ian Thomas → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2297584
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/291945?s=1 stolen to bs1mrc → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2676186
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/291944?s=1 stolen to Robert Fournier → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2641059
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/291936?s=1 stolen to Knut Helge Schistad → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1602919
SUPERFERRY - IMO 9110016 https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/295556?s=1 stolen to Petros Psarras → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2467398
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/295585?s=1 stolen to Dimitris Mentakis → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2689988
RICKMERS NEW ORLEANS - IMO 9253155 https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/295844?s=2 stolen to Jens Bolt → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1006064
UACC FALCON - IMO 9550682 https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/295375?s=2 stolen to Erwin Willemse → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1276255
VOGE DIGNITY - IMO 9420851 https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/294620?s=2 stolen to Edson de Lima Lucas → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2302457
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/294619?s=2 stolen to Marcel & Ruud Coster → http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1726822
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 04:20:12 pm »

Thank you Manuel, just spotted one of my photographs of the Fraiha stolen and the cheeky so and so has his watermark for copyright, he certainly travels the world to pirate other peoples work, the sooner this pirate gets kicked off vesselfinder the better.


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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 06:13:45 pm »

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2677915
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2677914
These 2 photos he has stolen from Shipspotting and 20 other photos from my homepage.
From all my photos he has cut off my watermark.

I have sent an invoice to the owner of www.vesselfinder, my demands are 300.- € for each photo, total amount 6 600.- €

And I have checked today only 5000 of the total 12000 uploads.
Rgds. Juergen
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 09:37:58 am »

Ian, only of the DUHAIL he has stolen you the 6 pictures you have got →   http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_imo=9337975&search_uid=16849

https://www.vesselfinder.com/ship-photos/290965?s=1

I'm sorry, to this man we must stop.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 09:50:59 am »

Thank you Manuel we will wait and see if his account is terminated.


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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 10:37:58 am »

Outrageous!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 12:31:31 pm »


...

I have sent an invoice to the owner of www.vesselfinder, my demands are 300.- € for each photo, total amount 6 600.- €

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I hope they get worried now, like they should.

And I expect that the perpetrator's account will be deleted soon.
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 01:30:15 pm »

@lappino
Ruiz is a top uploader on position 2 of Vesselfinder, when there is not enough pressure from outside to the owner of Vesselfinder they will -I am sure- not suspend his account.
I have checked all the 11900 uploads and found another 7 stolen photos from me, the invoice will follow tomorrow for another demand of 2100.- €
Rgds. Juergen
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2017, 04:52:46 am »

Hi Everyone,

Just an update. I sent an email to them over the weekend and I'm hoping to hear back from them by Monday night (UTC). If not, I'll follow up the email.


The email:

Good Afternoon,

I am one of the Co-Webmasters of ShipSpotting. It was brought to my attention through our forum that one of your members, Pedro González Ruiz has stolen quite a number of images from our site and has uploaded them to his account and with his watermark on each photo.

I have included below 22 instances copyright infringement committed by Pedro, however I have found many more. On the behalf of our members which have had their images stolen, I kindly ask that you take the appropriate action against Pedro as soon as possible. Personally I would like to see his account terminated due to the level of copyright infringement that he has committed; but that decision of course is totally up to you.

I look forward to your reply.

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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2017, 08:51:17 am »

This message I just received from @vesselfinder:

Dear Juergen,

Thank you very much for contacting us!

Due to the large number of complaints about stolen photos from Pedro Gonzales Ruiz, his account was permanently deleted from our website. Please follow the link HERE

All photos reported on shipspotting.com, which are reported stolen from Pedro Gonzales Ruiz will be manually removed from our website.

We apologize for the inconvenience! We highly appreciate your effort to upload photos on
VesselFinder.

If you find other photos of yours, which we have missed and are still not removed, please let us know and we will do it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2017, 09:32:40 am »

This was what I expected; but I also expected that many photos taken from vesselfinder.com by third parties will still show false copyright markings. True enough, although his account was deleted, I am still seeing "his" photos on other sites... Smiley
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