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This is one of those humorous "it can only happen on the Internet" stories. Our client, Robert Barab, was concerned about his images getting stolen when he first hired us to build his web site. We offered to slice his images so they would be two separate images that would be assembled in the HTML as they loaded. (example slicing page) In doing a search for his name on Google he came across this gallery web site that had stolen his entire web site. But being either incompetent or dumb, or both, they captured only one picture from each of Roberts pages - HALF OF EACH PICTURE ON HIS WEB SITE. The web site that has stolen his images is http://jamesbaird.com and is also offering postcards from his half images. Below are example pictures from two of the web pages on the jamesbaird.com web site. The top picture is the example page showing half of Robert's image. The middle image is the sliced two images as used on the page on Robert's web site. The bottom image is the page on the janesbaird.com web site that specifies how many of Robert's images are available.
Besides the clear copyright violation of hosting copies of Robert's images, they also made his photography look bad by only displaying half of each image. On 12/17/02, I contacted the webmaster of the James Baird web site and had Robert's pages removed. If your work is being presented without permission, I suggest you also e-mail them to delete the pages from their site.
Robert Barab's stolen image on the jamesbaird.com web site
Robert Barab's stolen image on the jamesbaird.com web site
Two part Bali Boats photo on Robert Barab's web site
I've left the space between the pictures for this example
The list of Robert Barab images available from the jamesbaird.com web site
The list of Robert Barab images available from the jamesbaird.com web site
Read about how you can slice your images to protect them
 
 

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