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

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

Postby WalnutCrest » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:12 pm

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?
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Postby greybeard » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 pm

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.
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Postby Son of Butch » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:07 am

Check with Bright Raven on his mail order Russian bride bait and switch photo experiences. :)
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Postby WalnutCrest » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:13 am

Son of Butch wrote:Check with Bright Raven on his mail order Russian bride bait and switch photo experiences. :)


Excellent idea!
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Postby Rafter S » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:39 am

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

Postby Turkeybird » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:57 am

Putin is the largest beef producer in Russia,maybe you should try and sell semen to him and cut out the middleman
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Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:18 am

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.

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

Postby greybeard » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:44 am

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

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:52 am

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

Postby WalnutCrest » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:10 am

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

Postby callmefence » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:15 am

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?
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:22 am

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


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

Postby dun » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:35 am

Unless the picture is copy righted you have even less chance of getting satisfaction.
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Re: Someone is using my bull without my permission to sell their genetics

Postby slick4591 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:44 am

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.
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