| 11:19 am on Mar 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
For anyone watching this I have nothing further to report as yet.
| 11:20 am on Mar 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
A friend was also contacted by them so I'm watching this thread closely for him.
Please keep us updated :-)
| 11:33 am on Mar 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
There is another thread running in the UK FSB website if he is interested.
| 3:37 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Another two weeks gone by and still no action to report.
| 8:05 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I anticipate that they'll have long forgotten about you by now, BDW, and moved on to more obliging pickings ;-)
| 9:20 pm on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Well I hope so and it looks that way. I am just so annoyed that I let this upset me so much over the Xmas period.
| 9:27 pm on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Lawyers are notoriously heavy-handed in their threats. They are designed precisely to scare the living daylights out of you.
Some of these firms may have image tracking software based on invisible (read: embedded) watermarks. So they simply put their bot to work scouring the net; next there's a comparison with client records; then the (automated) threats go out.
| 5:47 am on Apr 13, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Actually a company called Picscout does their dirty work for them. Apparently their disobey the Robots tag and spend an inordinate amount of time and bandwidht on your site scanniong for images.
| 4:40 pm on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)|
You may find this [webmasterworld.com] thread interesting.
I think that bandwidth theft by sniffer robots may be a big problem as well.
In my case, I'm a graphic artist, and I do all my own artwork. When I do it, I keep all the original files around.
When I use a CMS, I never use their artwork in my public (non-admin) spaces; preferring to design my own themes.
When I do a site for someone else, I insist that they set up a policy to enforce provenance discovery for all images, including rendered fonts.
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