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jgodbee says

So, a few weeks ago I wanted to order some food from one of the local places in my town. I went to their website to notice that all of their images had the iStockphoto watermark over them. This place has been around about a year now with a website. So today I go back to check out the menu again and still nothing has changed. The site in question is http://www.jambone.net/index.htm

Not only does this look absurd, I just don’t see it fair to the photographers of the work they are displaying as their food. Just wondering what you all think. Worth mentioning the next time I order some food or what?

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vasilios says

Wow. Just wow.

I probably would mention something the next time you stop in, but not to the waiter or host. I would go to the manager and let him know what could happen to the company. You never know, you might get something from them. ;)

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Solidbeats Envato team says

haha.. so tacky! You should definitely report them :)

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contempoinc says

I would understand if it was a mockup, but that’s definitely live and public. Makes the company look a bit unprofessional.

You would think they could afford the few bucks for the images lol

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jonathan01 says

I would talk to the owner and explain that if the copyright holders find this they can and will be sued for infringement – offer to alter these images for them at a nominal charge and explain that whoever created the website had no regard for the legalities of this and that they placed their client (this restaurant) in a very dangerous position and that you would never do this to one of your many clients you have ;)

Then pitch for their website maintenance and fresh update to their site – otherwise if you receive a hostile reception – contact istockphoto.com – they will do the rest :)

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blabus says

If they’re not gonna pay for them then they’re not gonna pay for them, but even then, it takes only rudimentary Photoshop skill to remove them. :) How tacky.

DISCLAIMER : THE ABOVE WAS A JOKE . I AM NOT ENCOURAGING THEFT .

^ It’s sad that I have to put that.

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contempoinc says
Then pitch for their website maintenance and fresh update to their site

A company that doesn’t pay $5 for a few images, surely isn’t a company that would want to work with. They would be one of those clients that wants everything for nothing.

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jonathan01 says

You would be surprised how dumb clients (I don’t mean stupid I just mean ignorant) can be – the chances are they are not even aware of what is on their website – it’s worth contacting and explaining – when a company hires a “professional” they expect that person will guide them – it’s our job as service providers to make sure they get what they should have – some people don’t do that and take the money and run.

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webdesigndeluxe says

I’m disgusted :( That looks like really good food lol. Report them!

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MDNW says

Funny – Epic Fail if they printed the watermarks onto their menu’s as well :)

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