THIS IS SOOOO WRONG!!!!
Image by dieselbug2007
A Flickr friend of mine (as well as other parents on Flickr) has had several pics of her kids stolen and used on this site called Orkut. This photo is one of those images that has been edited for that Orkut site.
This has got to be stopped!
*The following is copied from Sarah’s original posting of this horrifying development*
I THINK NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS [Sarah’s] DAUGHTER and It makes me sick … THIS IMAGE WAS TAKEN BY [Sarah] ON SEPT 24 TO HELP BRING ATTENTION TO THIS SITUATION… THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT DON"T SEE THIS AS AN ISSUE…. I AM TRYING TO SHOW HOW BIG OF AN ISSUE IT REALLY IS!
~Right now there are hundreds of "fake" profiles on Orkut using stolen images of children found on flickr.
These profiles are using the exact words that are on the sign Sarah’s daughter is holding.
There are profiles of Sarah’s daughter under the name chocolate on there right now…
so I will replace with this one another profile featuring Sarah’s daughter
I am not the only one.
There are at least 50 flickr members that have confirmed that their childrens images are being used for this sick practice.
OBVIOUSLY THEY DO NOT HAVE OUR PERMISSION TO BE USING IMAGES OF OUR KIDS…
BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP THEM! MAKE ALL OF YOUR IMAGES OF CHILDREN F & F ONLY!
It doesnt matter how you have your " permission settings" …
they use "screen captures’ to obtain images!
Orkut, is an Internet social network service run by Google and named after its creator,
Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten
They have a "no fake profile" policy yet approx 80% of the profiles on there site are fake. Half of those are profiles set up to look like little kids. THE SITE CLEARLY STATES THAT YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO CREATE A PROFILE…
This is a game for them.
These images were stolen from flickr, edited and uploaded to orkut so that these freaks can pretend they are our children.
They use them as their icon picture and then have albums full of our children…
Some of them have up to 500 contacts that are pretending to be our children too. and they have contacts and they have contacts and so on.
THIS IS AN ALARMING SITUATION!
The red tape involved in getting these images removed is pathetic.
Orkut will tell you to ask the user politely to remove the images. (yeah right!)
These "fake" profile user’s just laugh saying things like…
(these are actual quotes…)
"We are many …you are so small"
"calm down.. this is game for us"
" Your photos on flickr say "public" so we no do wrong"
"why problem? we think your baby is cute"
"The world fake is one of the methods of fun for us in the orkut"
"if you dont want people using your pictures put
it on private and only friends and your family can see"
"your child deserves an ugly mother"
You get the idea… these are morons we are dealing with and google and Orkut could care less..
These children need a voice… a voice that can be heard LOUD AND CLEAR.
Some of these parents have been trying to get their children removed from this site for almost a year and they are still on there..
Some flickr parents have found 10 -20 (if not more) different profiles featuring images of their children.
They think that because an image is marked public that they are free to do whatever they want to do with them. they see no wrong with exploiting these children. They see no wrong in assuming the identity of our innocent children.
Some of them admit to stealing hundreds of child photos from flickr and think it’s a game to create new profiles and just rotate the pictures to keep pissing us off.
THIS NEEDS TO STOP AND ORKUT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN!!!!
CONSIDER THIS POST A PETITION AND FEEL FREE TO SPEAK YOUR MIND ON THIS SUBJECT …
EVEN IF YOU DON"T SPEAK YOUR MIND PLEASE MAKE A COMMENT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT …
ORKUT USERS THINK FLICKR USERS ARE A JOKE… I THINK THEY ARE MESSING WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE… WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT????
WE NEED TO UNITE AS A COMMUNITY TO HELP PROTECT THE CHILDREN OF FLICKR…
PLEASE HELP US GIVE THESE CHILDREN A VOICE THAT CAN BE HEARD!
PLEASE REPOST THIS IMAGE OR CREATE YOUR OWN THAT SAY’S "SHUT ORKUT DOWN!" BE SURE TO INCLUDE A LINK TO THIS POST … THE MORE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ABOUT THIS THE BETTER!!!
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND FAVE THIS IMAGE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR FLICKR CHILDREN!!!
If you would like more information about this or would like info about the group for parents who have found their children on orkut or would like to know what you can do to help …feel free to send me a flickr mail.
WE CAN DO THIS…
FLICKR IS NOT A JOKE… LET"S SHOW THEM THAT WE MEAN BUSINESS!!!
HOW TO HELP??? click here
GO HERE NOW AND TELL ORKUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THEM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND EFFORT….
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!