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Old July 2nd, 2007, 10:17 AM   #101
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I sold my house with Landmark, But I have seen the same picture I took about 50 times in Gulf News, Advertising various different types of springs property.
I used to work for BHomes,, Quite happy to start a Skyscraper City Free Sales Web Page if someone here wants to try and kill off most of the agents..

News.. Tescos in the UK will be selling property for only 199 pounds..

It is crazy because I call agents with NO MARKET KNOWLEDGE...

I try to talk to them about Business Bay, The yhave problems naming more than anything other than Executive Towers
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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #102
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Just got to read this thread, it's sad that real estate agents who get shitloads of money resort to using our images for their own profit purposes... I don't know if anyone used my photos, but regardless, the fact that some people are willing to do such crap is depressing... In it for the quick buck, eh?
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:56 AM   #103
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what you guys doing tonight? anybody feel like storming the GOWEALTHY HQ?
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Old January 18th, 2008, 06:47 AM   #104
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http://www.bhomes.com/ui/S/1269702/Metroworkingdone.jpg
just found this
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #105
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Thats the only reason why i wanted to watermark the photos on burjdubaiskyscraper.com. I know its not so nice visually that there is this "thing" on it, but this is the only way to at least try to stop them. In the last few days i have written emails to about 10 companies and sites that were using the photos on their sites with the watermark on the photos without credit to the creator and backlink to us, or any permission whatsoever. Plus the worst ones are cutting off the watermark from the photos, i saw sites that had our photos where you could see a tiny part of the watermark and the rest was simply ripped.. If i had a good lawyer it would be fun to sue them one by one.. Maybe if i get very pissed.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #106
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MAke a convincing lawyer website. then send them some nice threatening letters.


Seriously this is just so cheap, especialy considering the money these companies make.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #107
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One of my former classmates works now for a real estate agent, and apparently they use it openly, according to what she said, her boss told her that why should they pay fees like 2,000+ dirhams per image when they can find it free on the web?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #108
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I think,you should put a watermark on your pics, at least we give them a small job,removing the watermark takes time

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Old January 19th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #109
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i dont understand why you guys dont want to put big fat unremovable watermarks in the middle of your pics.

yeah it sucks, but as a forumer id much rather prefer pics with these kinds of watermarks than reward people like Omaro's friend's boss



something conspicuous like
"Image not authorized for use by Real Estate Agencies - skyscrapercity.com"
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Old January 20th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #110
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Big fat watermarks look horrible.

Imre has the best method of putting his name and a small black watermark in the corner of the image.

If any of the sites use his work and he has the original image file and it is copyrighted then the simple answer is to take out a private litigation against the company concerned.

It is easily done in most counties as copyright laws are global.

The company will want to settle before it even gets to court 99% of the time and can be very profitable for the photographer as an extra source of income.

It will only take a couple of cases to stop a company doing it. They do it now cause they know they can get away with it.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #111
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Blatant Theft by BETTERHOMES!

http://www.bhomes.com/tool-Snap-test...ignto=&sector=

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9...solt023fb4.jpg


Even as recent photos of IMRE as 8th. of January, 2008 are freely being misused by this self glorified real estate agency of DUBAI.

BETTERHOMES not only erase Imre's watermark, but have the audacity of putting their own water mark before placing these photos on their website.

In this case, its in an advertisement (Ref AP76226) for a Studio in Lake Terrace offered in resale.

Better homes say "Betterhome....because no one understands property better" Hope they also understand their liability for their criminal act of plagiarism and theft!

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Old January 26th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #112
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Ok seriously, it's time to sue the bastards!
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Old January 26th, 2008, 02:51 PM   #113
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I would just walk in there with 2 print outs and demand to see the manager, and read them the riot act.
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Old January 26th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #114
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BETTERHOMES not only erase Imre's watermark, but have the audacity of putting their own water mark before placing these photos on their website.

so, they are checking the forum



I should give them more job like this:


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Old January 26th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #115
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Actualy changing the watermarks is probably the most illegal thing they have done.

maybe write them a letter charging 100D Dhs per photo, per week and make some money out of them!
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Old January 26th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #116
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Spotted 2 days ago at MOE's roof car park. My friend's pictionary pad came in handy !


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Old January 26th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #117
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http://www.bhomes.com/tool-Snap-test...ignto=&sector=

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9...solt023fb4.jpg


Even as recent photos of IMRE as 8th. of January, 2008 are freely being misused by this self glorified real estate agency of DUBAI.

BETTERHOMES not only erase Imre's watermark, but have the audacity of putting their own water mark before placing these photos on their website.

In this case, its in an advertisement (Ref AP76226) for a Studio in Lake Terrace offered in resale.

Better homes say "Betterhome....because no one understands property better" Hope they also understand their liability for their criminal act of plagiarism and theft!
That is being caught red handed. Maybe Imre you should write to RERA for starters giving them this proof
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Old January 26th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #118
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Old January 29th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #119
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Maybe NAZ UK could highlight this in one of his magazines.


... Unless he is taking Dirty advertising money from Better HOmes :runaway;
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #120
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I saw an add today from Ocean View Properties advertising a villa for sale. At one of the 2 covered parking of the villa, was parked a Betterhomes company car.

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