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TennisManu
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:17 AM
A lot of the avatars in use on this message board have been stolen and are being used illegally by the owners of this board.

We have sent emails to them which have been ignored.

Unless they respond and remove the stolen photographs,we will post a list of the stolen photographs and any user who uses them from that day will also be liable for copyright infringmenent.

To avoid legal consequences, you are advised not to use avatars.

To avoid promoting the interests of thieves, you are advised to seek an alternative message board.

Rtael
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:18 AM
care to tell us who the pictures were stolen from? any evidence whatsoever? Are you a representative of every web page these pictures were taken from?

TennisManu
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:21 AM
I took several of the pictures that have been stolen from www.tennis.info.

Having spent a lot of time and money providing these pictures to visitors to this site, I object to them being stolen and my emils being ignored.

Jarrett
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:22 AM
I took several of the pictures that have been stolen from www.tennis.info.

Having spent a lot of time and money providing these pictures to visitors to this site, I object to them being stolen and my emils being ignored.

Well I hope you learned your lesson. :P

TennisManu
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:23 AM
And what lesson would that be?

Jarrett
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:25 AM
providing these pictures to visitors to this site

Hurley
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:25 AM
I think everyone should give TennisManu bad rep for wasting bandwidth and our time. :D

TennisManu
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:34 AM
We run the www.tennis.info site. The pictures are there for the enjoyment of visitors to our site.

They are not there to be stolen by the owners of WTAWorld who are too cowardly to respond to our emails.

You should understand that the owners of this site have no right to take our photographs for their commercial profit. We spend a lot of our time and money to take these photographs and it should be simply basic decency that they should not be taken for use by someone else.

Our copyright notice has been removed from our photographs and the owners of this board therefore knew that what they were doing was wrong and illegal. They should have the decency to remove them.

King Lindsay
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:37 AM
We run the www.tennis.info site. The pictures are there for the enjoyment of visitors to our site.

They are not there to be stolen by the owners of WTAWorld who are too cowardly to respond to our emails.

You should understand that the owners of this site have no right to take our photographs for their commercial profit. We spend a lot of our time and money to take these photographs and it should be simply basic decency that they should not be taken for use by someone else.

Our copyright notice has been removed from our photographs and the owners of this board therefore knew that what they were doing was wrong and illegal. They should have the decency to remove them.

"their commercial profit"?

They aren't making any money off those avatars that you dispute. tell me how they're making a "commercial profit" off them?

TennisManu
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:43 AM
It's a pity that you do not appreciate the 'decency' and 'common courtesy' aspects of the discussion....

But, have you noticed any pop-up advertising on this site?

The more popular the site, the more advertising revenue the owners make.

They clearly think that the provision of avatars makes their site more attractive.

Does this help?

azza
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:46 AM
Stupid attention seeker

Frank_Rulez
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:49 AM
A lot of the avatars in use on this message board have been stolen and are being used illegally by the owners of this board.

We have sent emails to them which have been ignored.

Unless they respond and remove the stolen photographs,we will post a list of the stolen photographs and any user who uses them from that day will also be liable for copyright infringmenent.

To avoid legal consequences, you are advised not to use avatars.

To avoid promoting the interests of thieves, you are advised to seek an alternative message board.
IF YOU DONT WANT SOMEONE "STEALING" UR PICTURES.... :rolleyes:
WHY DONT U JUST PUT DOWN UR NAME ON THE PICS......
what the heck are u doing here whining about this and that... :rolleyes:

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:50 AM
tennismanu is right, but then again he could be a lot more cool about it..

King Lindsay
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:51 AM
It's a pity that you do not appreciate the 'decency' and 'common courtesy' aspects of the discussion....

But, have you noticed any pop-up advertising on this site?

The more popular the site, the more advertising revenue the owners make.

They clearly think that the provision of avatars makes their site more attractive.

Does this help?

Not at all. That's a massive stretch at best. There's absolutely no way you can say that these avatars are increasing the ad revenue of the site because they are bringing more people in. have fun trying to prove that. You can't.

And no, i haven't noticed any pop-up advertising.

Go whine and cry elsewhere.

Frank_Rulez
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:53 AM
please ban the whiner TennisManu, moderator
thx....:rolleyes:

rated_next
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:59 AM
LOL - tennismanu doesn't seem to be too popular around here

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:59 AM
*yawn* ever heard of a watermark... beep beep derh.

rated_next
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:00 AM
I think everyone should give TennisManu bad rep for wasting bandwidth and our time. :D

LOL - done ;)

TM
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:02 AM
What's The Point Of Posting Up Great Pics On Your Site So Peeps Can Save And Do What Ever The Shite They Want To Them...and Come Up Here And Start Vexing At Us For Allegedly Stealing your Pics That Were On Your Site Which Doesn't Even Have A Save Image Protection Feature!

big loser!

Venus Forever
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:03 AM
LoL, this thread is hilarious. :D

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:09 AM
For not using a watermark, you need to hop on...
http://www.the-irregulars.4t.com/images/irrbus.gif

buckle your seatbelt, beep beep

TM
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:12 AM
u've just been punk'd son! :)

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:13 AM
I'm jealous of this guy, he's doing a primo job of trolling.

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:17 AM
I'd like to have an a avatar representing tennismanu.:rolleyes:

spencercarlos
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:22 AM
I agree :)

maccardel
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:35 AM
I think the fact that this site is probably pulling more repeat traffic than your site, I sense there could be a little bitterness involved in your response.

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:37 AM
I think the fact that this site is probably pulling more repeat traffic than your site, I sense there could be a little bitterness involved in your response.
Oh, I dunno about that. When you consider the quality of your average wtaworld poster, I'm sure that his site is best without such traffic ;) ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:19 AM
You guys, I gotta agree with TennisManu if this poster is telling the truth. Put your bias aside. I don't understand why you guys are giving TM a hard time. Personally, I think the owners of this site, if they took the photos, should simply take them down if they refuse to ask for permission like it cleary states on the website. I know, with my websites, if I have personal pics, it pisses me off sooooooo much when someone takes them without even asking and doesn't even credit me. Like this one kid, had this site and took my pics and when I e-mailed him to simply credit me or else take 'em off, he ignored me. So I seriously figured out his password (it was very obvious), and I deleted his site (I really don't regret it, it was a crappy site that I could do in two days). I was THAT mad. He deserved it. Don't mess with pics!!

Frank_Rulez
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:24 AM
You guys, I gotta agree with TennisManu if this poster is telling the truth. Put your bias aside. I don't understand why you guys are giving TM a hard time. Personally, I think the owners of this site, if they took the photos, should simply take them down if they refuse to ask for permission like it cleary states on the website. I know, with my websites, if I have personal pics, it pisses me off sooooooo much when someone takes them without even asking and doesn't even credit me. Like this one kid, had this site and took my pics and when I e-mailed him to simply credit me or else take 'em off, he ignored me. So I seriously figured out his password (it was very obvious), and I deleted his site (I really don't regret it, it was a crappy site that I could do in two days). I was THAT mad. He deserved it. Don't mess with pics!!
hey, look everybody........it's TM's bitch......:rolleyes:

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:24 AM
You guys, I gotta agree with TennisManu if this poster is telling the truth. Put your bias aside. I don't understand why you guys are giving TM a hard time. Personally, I think the owners of this site, if they took the photos, should simply take them down if they refuse to ask for permission like it cleary states on the website. I know, with my websites, if I have personal pics, it pisses me off sooooooo much when someone takes them without even asking and doesn't even credit me. Like this one kid, had this site and took my pics and when I e-mailed him to simply credit me or else take 'em off, he ignored me. So I seriously figured out his password (it was very obvious), and I deleted his site (I really don't regret it, it was a crappy site that I could do in two days). I was THAT mad. He deserved it. Don't mess with pics!!
I agree with you... and for what it's worth, I was going through his site in the "Players are People" section, and the first two wta players I looked at had avatar pictures taken right from there.

Not a bad site, btw!

Rtael
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:26 AM
What proof do we even have this is the same guy? None...

TennisHack
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:27 AM
Like this one kid, had this site and took my pics and when I e-mailed him to simply credit me or else take 'em off, he ignored me. So I seriously figured out his password (it was very obvious), and I deleted his site (I really don't regret it, it was a crappy site that I could do in two days). I was THAT mad. He deserved it. Don't mess with pics!!

Or you could put your name on the pictures before you put them on your website, and avoid all the hassle. It's not a difficult thing to do, really.

If the dude is right about our avatars, he should take it up with the admins, not in GM. Besides, didn't people here request certain pictures for avatars? So maybe it's their faults . . .

Rtael
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:28 AM
BTW....If he really is the representative of this site....I'm sure he could find a more mature way to handle the situation....

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:31 AM
Mrs. Guga, you did worse by deleting the poor kid's site....the mere fact that they've copied your pics is already an indication that they loved your work otherwise they wouldn't even dare copy it.:rolleyes:

Why don't you & tennisManu completely lock your sites, so both of you could solely enjoy your sites and stop acting like babies.:o

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:35 AM
Or you could put your name on the pictures before you put them on your website, and avoid all the hassle. It's not a difficult thing to do, really.

If the dude is right about our avatars, he should take it up with the admins, not in GM. Besides, didn't people here request certain pictures for avatars? So maybe it's their faults . . .
All of the original pictures on that site DO have names and copyright crap written up the sides or bottoms of them. They have been removed from the avatars - cropped off - just like he said.

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:36 AM
What proof do we even have this is the same guy? None...
Actually, we have plenty. For one thing, what person would do this if it wasn't there site? This isn't exactly a humourous troll. Furthermore, is you do a search on his posts, you'll notice that just about ALL of them are advertising that site, going back to 2002.

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:37 AM
BTW....If he really is the representative of this site....I'm sure he could find a more mature way to handle the situation....
That I agree with. However, apparently he already DID try a more mature way to handle the situation, and was totally ignored.

Frank_Rulez
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:38 AM
Actually, we have plenty. For one thing, what person would do this if it wasn't there site? This isn't exactly a humourous troll. Furthermore, is you do a search on his posts, you'll notice that just about ALL of them are advertising that site, going back to 2002.
dont really care........coz not really interested anyways... :rolleyes:

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:39 AM
Yeah guys, he/she SAID the addresses were cut off the pictures. Sheesh

Basic Tennis, I think you're acting like a baby. Can I peacefully disagree with you without you taking a jab at me?!

E. Blackadder
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:40 AM
If you were a real tennisfan, you would enjoy giving others a good tennis time here too

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:40 AM
If the dude is right about our avatars, he should take it up with the admins, not in GM.

Exactly.

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:41 AM
Yeah guys, he/she SAID the addresses were cut off the pictures. Sheesh

Basic Tennis, I think you're acting like a baby. Can I peacefully disagree with you without you taking a jab at me?!
deleting others site makes you a stupid bitch and you think you're even the victim here. :devil:

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:41 AM
We run the www.tennis.info site. The pictures are there for the enjoyment of visitors to our site.

They are not there to be stolen by the owners of WTAWorld who are too cowardly to respond to our emails.

You should understand that the owners of this site have no right to take our photographs for their commercial profit. We spend a lot of our time and money to take these photographs and it should be simply basic decency that they should not be taken for use by someone else.

Our copyright notice has been removed from our photographs and the owners of this board therefore knew that what they were doing was wrong and illegal. They should have the decency to remove them.
Too bad.

My avatar is stolen, also... and I don't give a rat's poop.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:42 AM
Or you could put your name on the pictures before you put them on your website, and avoid all the hassle. It's not a difficult thing to do, really.

If the dude is right about our avatars, he should take it up with the admins, not in GM. Besides, didn't people here request certain pictures for avatars? So maybe it's their faults . . .

Well, I was like 14 when I made that site. A lot of people weren't doing that technique then. Furthermore, I had on my site in big red typing, you know, don't take my pictures--if you want to use them, ask for them. I'll gladly let you use them, just ask and credit me. PLEASE. It was like a plea ignored. Besides TH, it's in the past--it was so long ago, thus, I was just saying it to prove a point.

Rtael
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:43 AM
Actually, we have plenty. For one thing, what person would do this if it wasn't there site? This isn't exactly a humourous troll. Furthermore, is you do a search on his posts, you'll notice that just about ALL of them are advertising that site, going back to 2002.


well...now I feel a bit bad...but not too bad....don't spam our board, biotch!

Anyway, I still don't see what the problem is? No one is making money off of this, and were not like...torturing his photos or anything...reminds of that asshole from Justine' official fan site that DEMANDED we stop posting her pics, cause they were HIS property or whatever....saying shit like that just makes you look like a greedy, moronic, asshole!

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:43 AM
deleting others site makes you a stupid bitch and you think you're even the victim here. :devil:

Yeah, lol, I guess

TennisHack
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:44 AM
All of the original pictures on that site DO have names and copyright crap written up the sides or bottoms of them. They have been removed from the avatars - cropped off - just like he said.

I directed my tagging remark to Mrs. Guga and her hysteric handling of someone copying her pictures, not this guy's situation.

Like I said, he should take it up with the admins, not the general peon public that is GM. And also, weren't the avatars requested by users (aka, uploaded in their current form?). So maybe he doesn't have a case after all, unless he wants to go after who actually uploaded the modified pictures.

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:45 AM
Yeah, lol, I guess
I hope your site will be stricken with SARS virus.:D

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:46 AM
I hope your site will be stricken with SARS virus.:D

It already died of SARS, 3 years ago ;)

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:47 AM
dont really care........coz not really interested anyways... :rolleyes:
If you weren't interested you wouldn't be in here to give your two cents.

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:48 AM
It already died of SARS, 3 years ago ;)
sorry to hear that. :sad: KARMA is bettah than SARS virus in this case. :worship:

TennisHack
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:49 AM
Well, I was like 14 when I made that site. A lot of people weren't doing that technique then. Furthermore, I had on my site in big red typing, you know, don't take my pictures--if you want to use them, ask for them. I'll gladly let you use them, just ask and credit me. PLEASE. It was like a plea ignored. Besides TH, it's in the past--it was so long ago, thus, I was just saying it to prove a point.

If it's a moot point, then why bring it up?

And I must say, if you were thinking people wouldn't take your pics without asking, you were rather naive. I've seen pictures from my website popping up all over the place (even here! ;)) but in the end, they weren't my pictures. I put them on my website to share them with others, so what is that saying about me if I get upset when they are taken?

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:50 AM
I directed my tagging remark to Mrs. Guga and her hysteric handling of someone copying her pictures, not this guy's situation.

Like I said, he should take it up with the admins, not the general peon public that is GM. And also, weren't the avatars requested by users (aka, uploaded in their current form?). So maybe he doesn't have a case after all, unless he wants to go after who actually uploaded the modified pictures.
Oops about the Mrs Guga bit ;)

He apparently DID take it up with the admins however, and they apparently ignored him. In which case, drawing attention to the matter in this manner actually makes sense.

That said, I personally don't think that it's a big deal (haven't just recently gotten my head bitten off for using pictures in my yahoo group that were from a magazine and not personal, that the person didn't take themselves :rolleyes:)... but nothing this poster has said is really deserving of the response he's getting, imo :p

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:50 AM
sorry to hear that. :sad: KARMA is bettah than SARS virus in this case. :worship:

Yeah, Karma, we've been in a few bar fights in my day

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:51 AM
If it's a moot point, then why bring it up?

And I must say, if you were thinking people wouldn't take your pics without asking, you were rather naive. I've seen pictures from my website popping up all over the place (even here! ;)) but in the end, they weren't my pictures. I put them on my website to share them with others, so what is that saying about me if I get upset when they are taken?
Somebody really needs to tell that to the person who yelled at me in yahoo groups ;)

VenuSerenAnna
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:52 AM
Somebody really needs to tell that to the person who yelled at me in yahoo groups ;)
Stop stealing pictures, you bitch.

TennisHack
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:54 AM
He apparently DID take it up with the admins however, and they apparently ignored him. In which case, drawing attention to the matter in this manner actually makes sense.

That said, I personally don't think that it's a big deal (haven't just recently gotten my head bitten off for using pictures in my yahoo group that were from a magazine and not personal, that the person didn't take themselves :rolleyes:)... but nothing this poster has said is really deserving of the response he's getting, imo :p

Putting a note in every thread on the front page, then starting a thread about it, is overkill. And when I said "take it up with the admins", I meant do this in the bug/error/questions forum.

Yahoo groups are even less of an issue than websites, since almost everything in them are copies of pictures found elsewhere on the web. Whoever this person is, direct me to them and I will be happy to say my spiel.

Trish101
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:55 AM
im not getting into this argument!

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:55 AM
If it's a moot point, then why bring it up?

And I must say, if you were thinking people wouldn't take your pics without asking, you were rather naive. I've seen pictures from my website popping up all over the place (even here! ;)) but in the end, they weren't my pictures. I put them on my website to share them with others, so what is that saying about me if I get upset when they are taken?

I wasn't naive, or else why would I put the message up in the first place and be very anal and paranoid about it?! I put the message up: "DON'T TAKE MY PICS. IF YOU WANT TO USE THEM, ASK, CREDIT ME. PLEASE" I made that message a long production because I knew people would have the idea of taking them or take them. All webowners know that, so the opposite of being naive is doing whatever you can to prevent that. But people never care. I know there's nothing I can do about that.

go hingis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:00 AM
Unless they respond and remove the stolen photographs,we will post a list of the stolen photographs and any user who uses them from that day will also be liable for copyright infringmenent.


I personally picked my Avatar from the choices we had available,I have seen this same picture on many hingis sites, who actually owns it? who knows? Is it stolen from your site, I have no clue.

I think its stupid to come and threaten the users of this board, like me many will have no idea where the picture originally came from, and am I going to stop using this feature in case, NO. :rolleyes:



Mrs_Guga, something that might take you 2 days could take others alot longer, you get what you give.

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:00 AM
ban ban ban!

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:01 AM
ban this guy!

Crazy Canuck
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:02 AM
Putting a note in every thread on the front page, then starting a thread about it, is overkill. And when I said "take it up with the admins", I meant do this in the bug/error/questions forum.

Yahoo groups are even less of an issue than websites, since almost everything in them are copies of pictures found elsewhere on the web. Whoever this person is, direct me to them and I will be happy to say my spiel.
THanks ;) I'm trying to keep decent with said individual though, so that they dont' ban me from their club ;) I offered to link to her club on all the pictures that I "stole"...pictures which were scans of magazines, I might add. If they were personal pictures, I WOULD have asked first. I was too amused that somebody got pissy over bloody yahoo clubs to really come up with a good response ;)

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:03 AM
im not getting into this argument!
yeah...conserve your energy for JenCap. :worship:

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:11 AM
Mrs_Guga, something that might take you 2 days could take others alot longer, you get what you give.

LOL! What did I get?! My website died of SARS 'cause I gave it SARS--I got sick of updating it, 'tis all...

I live a very happy life. Still waiting for the karma, oh wait, don't believe in karma!! Guess I'll never "get" what I give

Gah--that was so long ago too, *still waiting*

Trish101
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:22 AM
Basic Tennis...yeah maybe i should...yeah your right...i mean at least i wont be wasting my time arguing like YOU tramps

Trish101
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:23 AM
not tramps...bitches, SORRY!

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:23 AM
LOL! What did I get?! My website died of SARS 'cause I gave it SARS--I got sick of updating it, 'tis all...

I live a very happy life. Still waiting for the karma, oh wait, don't believe in karma!! Guess I'll never "get" what I give

Gah--that was so long ago too, *still waiting*
you will never get ANCIC. :kiss:

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:25 AM
Basic Tennis...yeah maybe i should...yeah your right...i mean at least i wont be wasting my time arguing like YOU tramps
Customers are always right. :lick: now serve me my dinnah. :kiss:

go hingis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:26 AM
lol, I just wanted to point out that not everyone can make a web page as quick as you, and yes that includes me.

But we also should respect the work that goes into others webpages.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:28 AM
you will never get ANCIC. :kiss:

Repeat after me, "You will never have Guga. :kiss:"

It will hurt me more

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:29 AM
lol, I just wanted to point out that not everyone can make a web page as quick as you, and yes that includes me.

But we also should respect the work that goes into others webpages.

Yes, I agree, I quasi feel bad. But I'm 3 years late in caring. If that kid hasn't moved on by now, then WOW!

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:30 AM
Repeat after me, "You will never have Guga. :kiss:"

It will hurt me more
no way I'm getting a skeleton in my closet.:o

Trish101
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:49 AM
Mrs Guga:" you will NEVER have Guga"

MRS GUGA YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!! ...give me a HIGHFIVE GIRL! hahaha... BT i think you got served!


and Basic baby a lil reminder for you as well... you will NEVER...and i mean NEVER have TRISH STRATUS! ..and yeah i want cheese with my white wine Basic tennis...and ill have it in bed!

Trish101
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:51 AM
this girl is HANDS OFF!

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:51 AM
and Basic baby a lil reminder for you as well... you will NEVER...and i mean NEVER have TRISH STRATUS! ..and yeah i want cheese with my white wine Basic tennis...and ill have it in bed!
you could only dream about moi.;) that's the nearest thing you could achieve. :lick:

decemberlove
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:00 AM
You guys, I gotta agree with TennisManu if this poster is telling the truth. Put your bias aside. I don't understand why you guys are giving TM a hard time. Personally, I think the owners of this site, if they took the photos, should simply take them down if they refuse to ask for permission like it cleary states on the website. I know, with my websites, if I have personal pics, it pisses me off sooooooo much when someone takes them without even asking and doesn't even credit me. Like this one kid, had this site and took my pics and when I e-mailed him to simply credit me or else take 'em off, he ignored me. So I seriously figured out his password (it was very obvious), and I deleted his site (I really don't regret it, it was a crappy site that I could do in two days). I was THAT mad. He deserved it. Don't mess with pics!!

i feel you on this.

i had this nice b&w picture of me in a lace top and i went to post it in my webshots community as a pic of myself. well, a day later i got an email from webshots saying that they have deleted my pic cos someone complained it was a picture of a model or something, claiming the picture as their own! well i wrote webshots a very nasty letter back saying i had the original picture, asking them to please tell me who it was that claimed it as their own, etc. they responded, apologized, put the pic back up, but gave me the excuse that they didnt know who it was that claimed it [the reason: too much mail, it was prolly deleted already]. i was so fucking pissed, i just terminated my account with them.

BadBoyDGF
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:48 AM
Hmmmmmm Miss Trish is hands off now?? That aint what u said last night now is it LOL... Luv ya and all but I had to get ya on here haha.

and BTW i missed u on the PPV :(

wtn_amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:00 AM
Dear TennisManu,

A lot of the avatars in use on this message board have been stolen and are being used illegally by the owners of this board.

We have sent emails to them which have been ignored.

Unless they respond and remove the stolen photographs,we will post a list of the stolen photographs and any user who uses them from that day will also be liable for copyright infringmenent.

To avoid legal consequences, you are advised not to use avatars.

To avoid promoting the interests of thieves, you are advised to seek an alternative message board.

There is not a single message from you in our email system. Please email us at admin@wtaworld.com and we will work with you to resolve this matter promptly.

The avatars on this site were designed and shared by actual members, not directly stolen by us. We do not delibrately infringe the copyrighted works of any individual, site, or company. When an issue arises, we always work to resolve the matter quickly and to the complete satisfaction of the copyright holder.

If your work really has been stolen, send me details of the images and we will delete them from the site. Again, our email address is admin@wtaworld.com.

wtn_amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:05 AM
Email sent to TennisManu @ Mon, 16 Jun 2003 09:04:02.

BasicTennis
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:13 AM
Truth prevails.:angel:

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:13 AM
ok good deal

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:23 AM
Quote: "To avoid promoting the interests of thieves, you are advised to seek an alternative message board." see my sig :D

Also I have to agree with the person who started this thread. If you have actually do a website and it gets copied or ripped then your hard work gets stolen. I think it's not fair. Especially since if you do a website you pay for stuff like webshosting, and you may even buy some of your pics so people should not take them for free.

On the other hand a watermark or something of that nature might be a good idea but that ruins the pics for the most part.

I also have to agree with the "ignore" part. I sent an admin of this board a complaint which was ignored and then somebody else sent a complaint which was promply replied to :rolleyes:

Also thanks for the tennis.info website. I saw some great pics and have bookmarked it.

Will you link to LTMN.com? thanks! :wavey:

wtn_amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:36 AM
Also I have to agree with the person who started this thread. If you have actually do a website and it gets copied or ripped then your hard work gets stolen. I think it's not fair. Especially since if you do a website you pay for stuff like webshosting, and you may even buy some of your pics so people should not take them for free.



It's ironic you should be posting this since your splash page is a direct rip of our old ATPworld index page, right down to the code and colours used. :D I don't recall you asking us permission. :devil:


I also have to agree with the "ignore" part. I sent an admin of this board a complaint which was ignored and then somebody else sent a complaint which was promply replied to :rolleyes:


We don't ignore emails, we read them all... but we cannot reply to every single message. For some reason the admin@wtaworld.com address has been removed from the site, I'll have to ask poe why.

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:42 AM
It's ironic you should be posting this since your splash page is a direct rip of our old ATPworld index page, right down to the code and colours used. :D I don't recall you asking us permission. :devil:



We don't ignore emails, we read them all... but we cannot reply to every single message. For some reason the admin@wtaworld.com address has been removed from the site, I'll have to ask poe why.


Well now I'm a V. I. P. :bounce: wtaamanda replies... :p

Actually I was to lazy to make my own start page when LTMN.com would not go to LTMN.com/forums so I "found" one :cool:

I think overall the admins do a semi-good job so I will leave it at that. Certain ones like griffin and hurley deserve a bigger cut of the pop-up ad revenue... :o :wavey:

wtn_amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:54 AM
Well now I'm a V. I. P. :bounce: wtaamanda replies... :p

Actually I was to lazy to make my own start page when LTMN.com would not go to LTMN.com/forums so I "found" one :cool:



Well I'm lazy too so that's a fair excuse. :bounce: But you're still a dirty thief who should be hanged for his crimes.


I think overall the admins do a semi-good job so I will leave it at that. Certain ones like griffin and hurley deserve a bigger cut of the pop-up ad revenue... :o :wavey:

I personally think all the admins are pretty useless around here, myself excluded of course.

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:57 AM
It was good code so why should it go to waste? :o

this is off-topic but do you know what happened to Leena?

miss her :sad: :sad:

wtn_amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:15 AM
Of course it was good code I wrote it. :) You should put a big "thank you WTA_Amanda for letting me use your work" notice on the page so more of the world can know how brilliant I am. :D

I don't know where Leena is. I'll send for a search party immediately. :eek:

Car Key Boi
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:30 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :D

anton has been exposed as a hipp0crit and a C0DE F33TH!

anton=0\/\/NZeD by wta amanda

- Car Key Boi :cool:

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:30 AM
will think about it...

ckb, that code is the orange and white and it is not a huge deal. it is just about 10 lines of code...

Nobody has ever asked us to remove it. We plan to remove it soon... :sad:

Car Key Boi
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:37 AM
will think about it...

ckb, that code is the orange and white and it is not a huge deal. it is just about 10 lines of code...

Nobody has ever asked us to remove it. We plan to remove it soon... :sad:

i think it's more than 10 lines, but nonetheless yuo've been owned and not because yuo lifted some code, hell everyone does it, including myself

nope, yuo got ownzed coz yuo posted THIS: "If you have actually do a website and it gets copied or ripped then your hard work gets stolen. I think it's not fair."

- Car Key Boi :D

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 10:17 AM
have you seen the code that was lifted? it is nonething special too much. as i said before it was due to laizness. it will be off soon...

go to LTMN.com and look at the orange and white. it is not part of the main site...

but thanks wta amanda!!

Car Key Boi
Jun 16th, 2003, 10:30 AM
yuo say "nothing special", well someone took the time to code it (in this case wta amanda) and YUO lifted it and then YUO preached to the board about how "unfair" it is to lift code

those are the facts of the case

H TO THE IZZZOWNED!!!

that is all

- Car Key Boi :cool:

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 10:36 AM
car key, lifting some code that is not being used and using pics that have been asked to be removed are too diff stories...

talk to you later...

moby
Jun 16th, 2003, 01:15 PM
well, i think its the same thing because you never gave credit.
and now you're taking it off so you never have to give credit

wow

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:01 PM
ok... can I just die @ H TO THE IZZZOWNED!!! oh good lord... CKB= :hearts:

MarcusRock
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:10 PM
hey, look everybody........it's TM's bitch......:rolleyes:Oooooh!! Dang. Mrs. Guga, are you gonna take that?

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:17 PM
TennisManu = Manuela Davies (a woman)

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:46 PM
well, i think its the same thing because you never gave credit.
and now you're taking it off so you never have to give credit

wow

well, what a surpise hingis fans on the attack... :rolleyes:

too bad your defense is softer than a hingis second serve.

Amanda
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:04 PM
File a lawsuit---shut up the the a-holes taking jabs at you.. If you can prove your work is beng stolen, there is something you can do about it. If not, Oh well!

Frank_Rulez
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:07 PM
why is everyone bumping this thread????
*bump*.....

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:08 PM
baby turn around and let me see that sexy body go bump bump bump... oh wait, wrong bump... :o

anton
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:08 PM
*bump* :D

Cariaoke
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:48 PM
ROFL! thank you, Joy! :wavey:

Jordan.
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:49 PM
Yay.

Now we dont have avatars.