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  1. the black fox

    the black fox

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    around a year or so ago i was alerted to a firm called pixys.com who would seek out cases of image theft for you ,yes you can do it yourself if you have the time knowledge and inclination ,but once you have a match on there system and its being used on a commercial source site ,they will take action on your behalf .initially i was very sceptical that it would work .

    but i signed up anyway and let them go ahead they take 50% of any payout but half of something is better than half of the nothing that i would have got on my own .

    so far this year they have done 5 cases for me the latest against a international travel company .my cleared payments this year have amounted to nearly 2 grand .so if you have looked and hesitated don't think about it its not a scam it really does work :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
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  2. StewartR

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    Wow. Nearly £2000? Great result. Well done.
     
  3. npinks

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    excellent result, i was invited to join Pixsy too, logged in joined and they found one, but it was a small picture mine, used with in a internal memo, which a copy was posted online

    Pixsy didn't wish to persue, (i assume not enough money in it) and i popped the company a quick email and they emailed back, apologising that and offered a little bit of compensation, which was better than nothing, and they didn't try get out of it so i was happy enough

    Some of the matches on Pixsy makes me laugh a photo of a Rally Car going full tilt came back with a match to a car on a for sale ad in America:thinking:
     
  4. the black fox

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    so far still more going through as well , but as nick says some of the matches are ludicrous .but its fairly easy to just discard them .yes there is work needed at my /our end to work out whats worth pursuing but after a while it does fall into place .got me the 1D4 i have long wanted anyway ,and the last payment is for another holiday
     
  5. mattd85

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    Currently got a case going at the moment with them. :)
     
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  6. ecoleman

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    Cool, I just signed up.
    Had a few matches but they were all from Flickr feeds with attribution and links back to my Flickr :pompous:

    No camera upgrade for me :banghead:
     
  7. gramps

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    How does it work, do you have to suggest images or do they have some way of finding yours?
     
  8. stupar

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    You can link it to flickr, 500px and other photo sharing sites.
    You can also use google drive and web pages too
     
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  9. Archie747

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    Was it high res images they stole or is the resolution irrelevant?
     
  10. gramps

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    pixys.com goes to a software company :thinking:
     
  11. stupar

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    Pixsy.com......typo in OP
     
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    (y)
     
  13. gramps

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    Seems like a good idea but 500 pic max unless you pay a subscription seems a bit limiting bearing in mind they take 50% ... matches show legitimate images from Twitter feeds etc.
     
  14. Box Brownie

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    Though I doubt mine might lead to unlicensed usage & meaningfull monies..........but heh might be worth seeing what shows up :)

    I have Flickr and 500px as a starting point?
     
  15. the black fox

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    Couple of relevant questions here ,first it's ANY images on your photo streams I.e Flickr etc .and at any resolution the latest one of mine was paid out on a j.peg image taken in Greece at the turn of the century ,yep sixteen years ago on a Fuji bridge camera .

    And my payouts have only been from the basic 500 photos free account ,I am pondering going for a larger subscription but it's a gamble whether there's any more stolen ones or not ,and as I said 50% of the settlement is better than nothing from doing nothing .no brainer really .

    If you have signed up and doing matches there is a slider to eliminate non commercial sites . What has surprised me is the fact that I major around wildlife but the payout ones have been general purpose photos and views
     
  16. gramps

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    Ah that's useful.
     
  17. the black fox

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    Leave it to them to work out the price ,they don't go for cheap settlements three of mine have been around £500
     
  18. gramps

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    Just got excited as I saw one of my images of a female Black-winged Stilt supposedly being used by Amazon + iTunes ... the actual image was of a sketch of a sock!

    capture1.jpg

    Looks like it needs a tweak! :D
     
  19. OldCarlos

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    Yeah, but the Stilt may have been wearing one of those socks. :LOL:
     
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  20. markgodley

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    Nice to hear a good result.

    I've used it for about a month but no matches yet. Always wondered if they were any good, i assume its in their best interest to chase for you as they get paid too.

    Would be great to hear other results too.
     
  21. Ploddles

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    How long does it take them to send your 'invitation' once you have entered your name and email address?
     
  22. the black fox

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    Fairly quickly ,a few days I think
     
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  23. Ploddles

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    Cheers. Doubt anyone would want to use any of mine, but who knows. 'Owt for free is worth it - must be the Yorkshireman side talking. :)
     
  24. gramps

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    Mine was instant for the free account, haven't had any email.
     
  25. Ploddles

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    Once I filled out my name and email address it said to keep an eye open for the invitation that will be sent to my email address.
     
  26. gramps

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    Weird. :thinking:
     
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  27. ecoleman

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    I didn't need an invite. Just go to the pricing page and sign up.
     
  28. OldCarlos

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    How do they actually pay you? Do you have to sign up with card details?
     
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    Same for me.
     
  30. the black fox

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    Direct to your PayPal account ,
     
  31. OldCarlos

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  32. Ploddles

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    As Ecoleman says, just go to the pricing page and it bypasses the invitation.

    However, what form do you fill in on the Tax page? You can't get past it unless you fill one in. :confused:
     
  33. markgodley

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    242 'matches' for a 1990 image of Eilean Donan - none of them mine :police:
     
  35. OldCarlos

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    It was across @ my neighbours garden.

    [​IMG]Buddleja explosion. by Carl B, on Flickr
     
  36. OldCarlos

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    I have hundreds of matches to `The moon` :rolleyes: :LOL:
     
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  37. markgodley

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    Ha, they went to the bother of adding extra ones in? Definitely the same image tho.

    Can you make a claim?

    Does it vary on the amount they claim? I.e each image is £XXX amount?
     
  38. Box Brownie

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    Right, I have started the process and according to their site I should receive my invitation code soon. :)
     
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  39. OldCarlos

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    Ha, yep they can't dispute my neighbours house. :LOL:

    I looks like a Dutch plant seller using it for advertising, rather than an image/photo seller, so don't imagine it'll be worth anything. :rolleyes:


    Got to say though, it's impressive how Pixy works. :cool:
     
  40. markgodley

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    Still worth a shot. You might get something.

    I'd imagine they use google image APi

    Not sure if i should count myself lucky no one is using images... not sure whether i'm happy or offended :D
     
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