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    While we are at this topic, please support the founder of http://stopstealingphotos.com/

    She had exposed some guy stealing photos and that guy is now trying to sue her.
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    Massive Damage Control in operation......

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Massive Damage Control in operation......
    who? the ones from stop stealing photos website?

    or these jokers?

    anyway, i think if they had/have clients, the pissed off people will likely come out and expose their real identities
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    Quote Originally Posted by pettypoh View Post
    who? the stop stealing photos website? or these *bling bling* photo--copiers? =)
    I refer to post #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    I refer to post #39
    ohh .. yeap, already down since this afternoon, social media pages went down followed by website

    if they have already sold packages to clients, duno how they going to answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Strange it seem different from what is extract from Google Cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...hotography.com

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    Link's reply:

    "Maintenance mode is on
    Website will be available soon"
    Think it's all stemming from this company a web designer / SEO specialist......

    http://www.sharkweb.com.sg

    However that office is a virtual office location.

    http://www.voffice.com.sg/contact-us/

    The plot thickens.....
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    Dear all,

    This is Shimmery.

    We have noticed your feedback about the photographs on shimmeryphotography.com.

    We sincerely apologize for Shimmery's mis-actions and we're deeply sorry for it. We didn't know it will be such a big issue. We take all feedback seriously, and have immediately closed our business/website, taken down ALL photos from our website and social media sites and as a public apology, we have decided to take a hiatus from this industry, and publicly promise to never do anything vaguely similar to what Shimmery has done ever again.

    We wish no harm to anybody, and that accordingly, no evil feelings to be harbored against Shimmery also. We have also spoken to the owner of Koro Studio, and being naive photographers in this industry, apologized to Mr Sarit, and we are extremely thankful for him to be so magnanimous. Apart from Mr Sarit, we would also like to extend our apology to the other photographers/photography studios highlighted, as well as all other photographers.

    We will start from zero in this industry, slowly building up our portfolio, and contribute back to the community. Today, we learnt a lesson we will never forget. We realized we also do not want the same things to happen to us. Hence, this incident will not happen again.

    Once again, we are truly sorry for this incident.
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    With all these witch hunt going on, I just remembered a teacher who once said, "Let he who has no sins, cast the first stone."
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    Saying that you are 'naive photographers' isn't really going to help as the actions show a deliberate attempt to showcase other's works as one's which is akin to cheating.

    Such is compounded as such actions were for the sake of sales , aka - customers may (I'm just being nice by not saying Are) being cheated.

    With the apology being done . I hope that the persons will follow through with their promises , after all - this is a very small industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Strange it seem different from what is extract from Google Cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...hotography.com

    Contact Info

    +65 6281 9284
    contact@shimmeryphotography.com
    www.shimmeryphotography.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Link's reply:

    "Maintenance mode is on
    Website will be available soon"
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    Dear all,

    This is Shimmery.

    We have noticed your feedback about the photographs on shimmeryphotography.com.

    We sincerely apologize for Shimmery's mis-actions and we're deeply sorry for it. We didn't know it will be such a big issue. We take all feedback seriously, and have immediately closed our business/website, taken down ALL photos from our website and social media sites and as a public apology, we have decided to take a hiatus from this industry, and publicly promise to never do anything vaguely similar to what Shimmery has done ever again.

    We wish no harm to anybody, and that accordingly, no evil feelings to be harbored against Shimmery also. We have also spoken to the owner of Koro Studio, and being naive photographers in this industry, apologized to Mr Sarit, and we are extremely thankful for him to be so magnanimous. Apart from Mr Sarit, we would also like to extend our apology to the other photographers/photography studios highlighted, as well as all other photographers.

    We will start from zero in this industry, slowly building up our portfolio, and contribute back to the community. Today, we learnt a lesson we will never forget. We realized we also do not want the same things to happen to us. Hence, this incident will not happen again.

    Once again, we are truly sorry for this incident.
    You should open up your Facebook page and others and this should be on the first page, shame on you for THEFT of others works for your own gains, if you had taken any photos from USA based photographers you could be up for a USD $15,000 fine PER PHOTO for your infringement !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimm View Post
    Dear all,

    This is Shimmery.

    We have noticed your feedback about the photographs on shimmeryphotography.com.

    We sincerely apologize for Shimmery's mis-actions and we're deeply sorry for it. We didn't know it will be such a big issue. We take all feedback seriously, and have immediately closed our business/website, taken down ALL photos from our website and social media sites and as a public apology, we have decided to take a hiatus from this industry, and publicly promise to never do anything vaguely similar to what Shimmery has done ever again.

    We wish no harm to anybody, and that accordingly, no evil feelings to be harbored against Shimmery also. We have also spoken to the owner of Koro Studio, and being naive photographers in this industry, apologized to Mr Sarit, and we are extremely thankful for him to be so magnanimous. Apart from Mr Sarit, we would also like to extend our apology to the other photographers/photography studios highlighted, as well as all other photographers.

    We will start from zero in this industry, slowly building up our portfolio, and contribute back to the community. Today, we learnt a lesson we will never forget. We realized we also do not want the same things to happen to us. Hence, this incident will not happen again.

    Once again, we are truly sorry for this incident.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    You should open up your Facebook page and others and this should be on the first page, shame on you for THEFT of others works for your own gains, if you had taken any photos from USA based photographers you could be up for a USD $15,000 fine PER PHOTO for your infringement !
    agreed with DFive, you should open up your FB page and make a public apology and take down whatever works is not yours.

    but then again, this is futile cos u can always use another brand name to start again with your nonsense. Why i said this is cos since young we are taught not to plagiarise and this is like common sense to us already. Especially in this case you are very dumb, taking other photographer's works passing off as yours, you think you can fool end consumers but you probably didn't realise that you cannot fool the photography community especially when you tried very hard spamming your services around. but i give you the benefit of doubt that you have learn your lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimm View Post
    Dear all,

    This is Shimmery.

    We have noticed your feedback about the photographs on shimmeryphotography.com.

    We sincerely apologize for Shimmery's mis-actions and we're deeply sorry for it. We didn't know it will be such a big issue. We take all feedback seriously, and have immediately closed our business/website, taken down ALL photos from our website and social media sites and as a public apology, we have decided to take a hiatus from this industry, and publicly promise to never do anything vaguely similar to what Shimmery has done ever again.

    We wish no harm to anybody, and that accordingly, no evil feelings to be harbored against Shimmery also. We have also spoken to the owner of Koro Studio, and being naive photographers in this industry, apologized to Mr Sarit, and we are extremely thankful for him to be so magnanimous. Apart from Mr Sarit, we would also like to extend our apology to the other photographers/photography studios highlighted, as well as all other photographers.

    We will start from zero in this industry, slowly building up our portfolio, and contribute back to the community. Today, we learnt a lesson we will never forget. We realized we also do not want the same things to happen to us. Hence, this incident will not happen again.

    Once again, we are truly sorry for this incident.
    "Naive photographers"?

    You think this is primary school? Or you think people stupid?

    The correct word for you is THIEF aka INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CRIMINAL.

    Please, don't "start from zero, slowly build portfolio" and that type of BS, STAY OFF the industry totally.

    You are frauding women's hard earned money meant to spend on one of their most important day in their life. So pphhuck off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimm View Post
    Dear all,
    This is Shimmery.
    We have noticed your feedback about the photographs on shimmeryphotography.com.
    We sincerely apologize for Shimmery's mis-actions and we're deeply sorry for it. We didn't know it will be such a big issue. We take all feedback seriously, and have immediately closed our business/website, taken down ALL photos from our website and social media sites and as a public apology, we have decided to take a hiatus from this industry, and publicly promise to never do anything vaguely similar to what Shimmery has done ever again.
    We wish no harm to anybody, and that accordingly, no evil feelings to be harbored against Shimmery also. We have also spoken to the owner of Koro Studio, and being naive photographers in this industry, apologized to Mr Sarit, and we are extremely thankful for him to be so magnanimous. Apart from Mr Sarit, we would also like to extend our apology to the other photographers/photography studios highlighted, as well as all other photographers.
    We will start from zero in this industry, slowly building up our portfolio, and contribute back to the community. Today, we learnt a lesson we will never forget. We realized we also do not want the same things to happen to us. Hence, this incident will not happen again.
    Once again, we are truly sorry for this incident.
    It's not only me who has a hard time seeing this as an 'incident' of 'naive photographers' if on the other hand you claimed to be the the best in customer service, something that requires a lot of experience in the respective industry. While your apology here is noted you will have to live with the fact that these lines do not go down easily with many here in CS and out there in Singapore. These lines look well crafted and I hope you haven't used the same approach as with the pictures on your website.
    A new start is not about a new business name or location. (Something that is a bit pointless given the close-knit community in Singapore and the never-forgetting Internet.) A new start starts in your mind, recognizing Intellectual Property and legal responsibility. The meaning of the word 'integrity' is also worth pondering about. Without this, any of your future endeavors will fail again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    agreed with DFive, you should open up your FB page and make a public apology and take down whatever works is not yours.

    but then again, this is futile cos u can always use another brand name to start again with your nonsense. Why i said this is cos since young we are taught not to plagiarise and this is like common sense to us already. Especially in this case you are very dumb, taking other photographer's works passing off as yours, you think you can fool end consumers but you probably didn't realise that you cannot fool the photography community especially when you tried very hard spamming your services around. but i give you the benefit of doubt that you have learn your lesson.
    We took down all related photographs immediately when we learnt about the incident, and are currently revamping and updating our website.

    We have published an apology on our official Facebook Page. We assure everyone that all our photographs posted on our website in the future will be all our work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimm View Post
    Dear all,

    This is Shimmery.

    We have noticed your feedback about the photographs on shimmeryphotography.com.

    We sincerely apologize for Shimmery's mis-actions and we're deeply sorry for it. We didn't know it will be such a big issue. We take all feedback seriously, and have immediately closed our business/website, taken down ALL photos from our website and social media sites and as a public apology, we have decided to take a hiatus from this industry, and publicly promise to never do anything vaguely similar to what Shimmery has done ever again.

    We wish no harm to anybody, and that accordingly, no evil feelings to be harbored against Shimmery also. We have also spoken to the owner of Koro Studio, and being naive photographers in this industry, apologized to Mr Sarit, and we are extremely thankful for him to be so magnanimous. Apart from Mr Sarit, we would also like to extend our apology to the other photographers/photography studios highlighted, as well as all other photographers.

    We will start from zero in this industry, slowly building up our portfolio, and contribute back to the community. Today, we learnt a lesson we will never forget. We realized we also do not want the same things to happen to us. Hence, this incident will not happen again.

    Once again, we are truly sorry for this incident.
    Hmm...somethings very wrong with Shimmery's business model and how the website is setup in the first place.

    1) Private registration on web hosting provider without owner's info
    2) No mentioning of their photographers' details/portfolio in website
    3) No full contact address stated in website (only building address, no unit number)
    4) Swift action by Shimmery to shutdown fb/website, etc after being discovered of IP theft (they know it's wrong in the first place, just waiting for their luck to run dry).
    5) Usage of "We" in the "apology letter"...

    My guess is that Shimmery photography is some sort of "agency" company. The owners are not photographers themselves but some sort of middleman to link clients to freelance photographers, etc.
    Hmm...the plot thickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by icceman View Post
    Hmm...somethings very wrong with Shimmery's business model and how the website is setup in the first place.

    1) Private registration on web hosting provider without owner's info
    2) No mentioning of their photographers' details/portfolio in website
    3) No full contact address stated in website (only building address, no unit number)
    4) Swift action by Shimmery to shutdown fb/website, etc after being discovered of IP theft (they know it's wrong in the first place, just waiting for their luck to run dry).
    5) Usage of "We" in the "apology letter"...

    My guess is that Shimmery photography is some sort of "agency" company. The owners are not photographers themselves but some sort of middleman to link clients to freelance photographers, etc.
    Hmm...the plot thickens
    nothing on ACRA either. not even a 'CANCELLED'. it was never open to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB View Post
    "Naive photographers"?

    You think this is primary school? Or you think people stupid?

    The correct word for you is THIEF aka INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CRIMINAL.

    Please, don't "start from zero, slowly build portfolio" and that type of BS, STAY OFF the industry totally.

    You are frauding women's hard earned money meant to spend on one of their most important day in their life. So pphhuck off!
    Totally agree...

    Everyone has a chance to start from 0 but when your zero point is based on stealing, I am not sure what these people is capable of.

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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    Quote Originally Posted by icceman View Post
    Hmm...somethings very wrong with Shimmery's business model and how the website is setup in the first place.

    1) Private registration on web hosting provider without owner's info
    2) No mentioning of their photographers' details/portfolio in website
    3) No full contact address stated in website (only building address, no unit number)
    4) Swift action by Shimmery to shutdown fb/website, etc after being discovered of IP theft (they know it's wrong in the first place, just waiting for their luck to run dry).
    5) Usage of "We" in the "apology letter"...

    My guess is that Shimmery photography is some sort of "agency" company. The owners are not photographers themselves but some sort of middleman to link clients to freelance photographers, etc.
    Hmm...the plot thickens
    Agree... see my post #36.... Its all too linked....
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    Their FB page is back up.... apology same as above is online also.
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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