Thursday, February 21, 2008

Updated list of photo stealing sites on teh internets

These sites steal photos from other websites without giving credit to the photographers. Then they spam social bookmarking sites such as digg, reddit and stumbleupon to drive traffic. The sites are usually laden with adsense. They steal other people's creativity for profit.


Today's removals:
pantherhouse.com

Today's additions:
bestpicsaround.com
browsei.com
englishrussia.com
fishki.net
freshome.com
funnytogo.com
lolwut.com
needfornews.com
newsonfire.com
panric.com
pileofphotos.com
tutztutz.com
torispics.com
wackyarchives.com
youneed2see.com

Alphabetical list:
funtasticus.com
pichaus.com
pizdaus.com
uaddit.com
yotid.com

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but pizdaus.com and pichaus.com are social websites, filled with user generated content. It's true that most user post stolen / uncredited images, but there can be the same problem with flickr or any other.

Also, I don't think they spam (check who posted the links to them, it's usually regular reddit users).

Anonymous said...

Pichaus also doesn't have any ads.

Anonymous said...

dude, get a life.
i hope that ppl are smart enough not to click on ads.
but hey since you made it to the reddit top 30 with a fake article maybe redditors are not that smart afterall...

Anonymous said...

Didn't know some of these nice sites. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

yoti.com isn't a pic site. Should visit it before post.

Anonymous said...

bestpicsaround.com
torispics.com
Their owned by the same scumbags.

Anonymous said...

bestpicever.com
Thieves

Anonymous said...

Man, there is now a single AdSense ad on those sites. Did you visit em or just heard somethere? -_-

Anonymous said...

YouNeed2See.com
PileOfPhotos.com

http://alexweidmann.com/portfolio.php

Anonymous said...

you.presscue.com
Asshole thieves = if Reddit wanted to they could ban these sites.

Anonymous said...

Pantherhouse credits the photos, what is the problem with them?

Anonymous said...

Hi - im the author of pichaus and I want to say that we never spam, nor do we have a profit motive to spam - in fact the more traffic we get the more it costs us in bandwidth fees.

There is a source feature to credit authors, many pictures saved are licensed under creative commons, and the service is not intended to compete with photographers, but rather to replace your hard drive as a place to save pictures you like.

Anonymous said...

1. Thanks for unlisting pantherhouse.com. They credit the photographers.

2. you.presscue.com users almost always credit the photographers and only use public domain or stuff under creative commons license. I oppose them being listed.

3. pichaus.com should stay on the list. They even stole an xkcd without giving credit, and that alone is enough for me to warrant its blacklisting.

Anonymous said...

Poll

Under no circumastances should pichaus.com be removed.

They don't have a TOS/AUP where they actively discourage people from submitting copyrighted content.

Anonymous said...

um xkcd is licensed under creative commons you moron

Anonymous said...

um xkcd is licensed under creative commons you moron

From the xkcd site:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Which means you have to give attribution.

So who's the moron now?

I saw how pichaus.com people launched a personal attack against ochen7 on reddit. They are trying to do the same here. For that reason alone, please keep them on the blacklist.

Anonymous said...

xkcd pictures have attribution, that's what the 'xkcd' in the description refers to...

shoolz said...

weird-web.com