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Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:12 pm
by WalnutCrest
An odd way to end the day ...

I just found an advertisement (in Russian and on a Russian website) of someone living somewhere in central Europe advertising the sale of Aubrac genetics and beef into Russia ... using a picture of one of my bulls (at least they picked a good picture of a really (!) good bull)!

I've sent them a cease and desist letter (in English, not Russian); any other suggestions?

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 pm
by greybeard
I've seen this happen on other boards, where they use a picture of someone else's animal to advertise either live animals or semen. Saw it on a goat board a few months ago, so I guess it isn't all that uncommon but it's still wrong.
Evidently, their own stock isn't good enough, so they just nab a pic off the internet.

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:07 am
by Son of Butch
Check with Bright Raven on his mail order Russian bride bait and switch photo experiences. :)

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:13 am
by WalnutCrest
Son of Butch wrote:Check with Bright Raven on his mail order Russian bride bait and switch photo experiences. :)


Excellent idea!

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:39 am
by Rafter S
It may be a complete scam, and they don't have anything to sell. In any case, I'd be astonished if your letter has any effect.

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:57 am
by Turkeybird
Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:18 am
by wbvs58
Turkeybird wrote:Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman


I'm pretty sure Donald could put you in touch with him.

Ken

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:44 am
by greybeard
Turkeybird wrote:Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman

Nuke em.

(right behind the ear of course)

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:52 am
by Bright Raven
Son of Butch wrote:Check with Bright Raven on his mail order Russian bride bait and switch photo experiences. :)


Leave me outta this. :D. I can't keep up with the local ladies.

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:10 am
by WalnutCrest
Rafter S wrote:It may be a complete scam, and they don't have anything to sell. In any case, I'd be astonished if your letter has any effect.


Me too.

I felt better for sending it ... but don't expect it to change what is going on.

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:15 am
by callmefence
greybeard wrote:I've seen this happen on other boards, where they use a picture of someone else's animal to advertise either live animals or semen. Saw it on a goat board a few months ago, so I guess it isn't all that uncommon but it's still wrong.
Evidently, their own stock isn't good enough, so they just nab a pic off the internet.


You looking into some goats?

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:22 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
wbvs58 wrote:
Turkeybird wrote:Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman


I'm pretty sure Donald could put you in touch with him.

Ken


Without a doubt!

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:35 am
by dun
Unless the picture is copy righted you have even less chance of getting satisfaction.

Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:44 am
by slick4591
There's a lot to be said for using watermarks. One of my Facebook pics ended up a guys blog from Bulgaria. I simply thanked him for thinking enough of my picture to use it on his blog. Checked 30 minutes later and the picture and comments had gone poof.