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Old 07-12-2007, 03:09 PM
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I just wanted you to be aware that a person stole one of my daughter's photo from TrekEarth: http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/North_America/Canada/photo43171.htm

and illegally entered it into a Fuji camera only competion. The photo placed 2nd, and this guy Steven Baker won 200 pounds. It is unethical.

You can see the website here: http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/myfuji/community/competitions/
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:30 PM
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This is a shame ... no other words :(
I'm disgusted and the worst thing it that this is one of the "mascotte picture" of this site, one of the all of fame of TE
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:47 PM
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Incredible Diana. Take immediately contact with Fuji and have them follow up this disgusting behaviour vs. this Baker guy, and ask them to remove the photo from the result list asap.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:48 PM
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Diana,

You should make the fuji competition organisers aware of this. And strongly request remove the shot from their site.
I totally agree with you that it's shameful and unethical.
Good luck.

Rob
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:52 PM
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Yes your daughter should ask for the money too instead of this thief enjoying it....
LAurent
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:54 PM
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Hi Jack - I've sent emails to Fuji asking them to remove the photo from their website. I haven't heard back from them yet. I have also posted a message about the competition fraud in every Forum on the Fuji site. It's a pity people can be so dishonest.

Diana (cloverstar)
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:29 PM
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Hi Diana,

If what you are saying is correct (and I don't doubt it for one minute) Fuji should throw the book at Steven Baker.

It's bad enough a commercial site stealing an image and placing it in, say, a travel brochure - then being caught out. However, this looks downright fraudulent to me. You'd have to consult a lawyer but, if this guy has stolen your daughter's property, told Fuji that it is his and then accepted financial reward......

Pity you're not in the UK as well - but you could put the story in the hands of the UK photo press and get this character some seriously bad PR. Maybe he'd think twice about doing it again...?

Good luck in pursuing this as far as you possibly can.

Paul
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:51 PM
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Fuji head office in London has been informed. Hopefully they can ban this man from the website.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:31 PM
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That's a shame. It's a great photo and I've seen it many times. I'm sure they'll pull it. If not for the copyright infringement, then the fact that was actually Kodak film used. Wouldn't that look bad - Fujifilm's website showing how good a shot of Kodak film can be?
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:29 PM
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Bonjour Diana,

I think Stephen Baker has now been removed...

Amicalement - Viviane
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