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Raichlen Strikes Again!!

GriffinGriffin Posts: 8,075
@Dyal_SC spotted this one for me. I know that in this day of the internet, it's so easy for people just to grab a picture, but its so wrong for somebody to steal a picture and use it to promote their own brand and not give some credit where credit is due. This is at least the 4th time this guy has done this to me, not to mention doing it to Dyal. Who knows who else he has stolen pitures from? The funny thing is the ham I cooked was a naked ham following tips from Mickey not some maple syrup brown sugar crusted smoked ham. His page http://barbecuebible.com/recipe/maple-syrup-brown-sugar-crusted-smoked-ham/ My page https://griffinsgrub.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/smoked-spiral-sliced-ham/ Other than sending him messages, I'm not sure what else to do. Not like I'm gonna spend the money on a lawyer trying to defend it or anything. I've thought about writing up a blog post and putting it up on my site letting everybody know what he is doing, but not sure if I want to waste the time or energy. It just still irks me a bit. What a douche! Ok. Just wanted to get that off my chest. Rant off.

Rowlett, Texas

Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

 

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,503
    I would get a lawyer to at least send them a letter requesting either payment or that they remove the image...

    This is outright theft... Steve probably isn't even aware of it, it's probably someone on his staff.


  • Cookbook_ChipCookbook_Chip Posts: 1,287
    Oh, you now have recourse!  My site http://www.FamilyCookbookProject.com has a recipe search on it.  It's recipes people have added to their cookbooks.  I have received notice from Google itself about a copyright complaint from a lady (and some others directly).  The Google one sent shivers down my spine, 'cuz I sure don't need to get blacklisted.  So we removed the offending image/recipe and all is good.

    So... I will look to find where you can report the copyright infringement at Google - that will get his attention.
    Lovin' my Large Egg since May 2012 (Richmond, VA) ... and makin' cookbooks at https://FamilyCookbookProject.com
    Stoker II wifi, Thermapen, and a Fork for plating photo purposes
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,446
    Wow that is tacky!  Considering you have called him on it I can't believe he (or his web mistress) is still doing this.  

    I guess you could start watermarking your pics but that is kind of a PITA. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 757
    @Griffin .. I strongly recommend you watermark your pictures with a Copyright notice. Even if someone else is putting topgether the web page for Raichlen, he should definitely be made aware of this situation and take down the picturtes immediately.
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 34,503
    Griffin, you should start watermaking your pictures.  They'll pass right over them if they're marked.  You can watermark and repost any that currently exist.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 34,503
    @SmokeyPitt Sorry, didn't see your post.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 8,075
    I used to put Griffin's Grub on all my pictures, but I quit doing it years ago as it was another step and a PITA. Maybe I need to again. I guess I could talk to my Father IN Law or a friend of mine that is a lawyer and see if they could draft up something for free or for some drinks and some BBQ...

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    edited March 2015
    If his blog or site allows for incoming viewable commentary I would comment with something like... "Excellent job but, I liked it better when I first posted this and shared it and list your reference. And if you want to plagiarize at least throw some originality in and not repost my pic.  Thanks for solidifying that you Sir are a hack". If this post made it to see the light of day I'm certain it would be soon deleted. 
    Lawyer up. 

    Edit: vanilla dropped the last part of my dialog. Lawyer up if you want recognition or payment for the pics he stole/borrowed without your consent or authorization. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Even when I use somebody's recipe or technique I give credit. I'm working on my originality. That said even if I'm original it may have been done before (w/out my direct or blatant knowledge) and that would be understandable. But, my pics are never ever anybody's but my own. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,411
    I wouldn't worry to much about a lawyer unless you want to get payment for the photos. Just file a DMCA takedown notice with the webhost.

    Also, watermark your pictures. 

    The only sure-fire way to prevent this is don't put pictures on the internet.
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,764
    The fact he doesn't have pics of his own cooks is disturbing...

    Anyway, @Eggcelsior is spot on, here's some getting started info re:DMCA:
    https://nppa.org/page/5617

    When a webhost receives a notice, they typically remove the content and the publisher needs to prove to them they own the content before they will put it back.
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,023
    @griffin. ..maybe watermark your photos?  =)
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,132
    How about a simple watermark like "Steven Raichlen did NOT cook this"
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 8,075
    I was just reading up on that @DMW

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 34,503
    I wouldn't worry to much about a lawyer unless you want to get payment for the photos. Just file a DMCA takedown notice with the webhost.

    Also, watermark your pictures. 

    The only sure-fire way to prevent this is don't put pictures on the internet.
    Yeah, I don't see any reason to involve lawyers.  That's a door that has no benefit, given the circumstances, to open.  You have the DMCA and social media as a tool.  His brand is important to him, you're not competitors, there are no tangible damages since you're not selling a product. 

    My inflammatory post suggestion, followed by the links to your site and his, would get the attention of the person that maintains his site, and he/she would probably delete your post and switch out the pictures with some other stolen interwebz cooks.  Actually you don't need to drop the f-bomb, you just need to post it on his forum.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,411
    Also, what kind of editing software do you use? Many just have a tab you select that places a watermark automatically(Lightroom, Aperture). If you post directly from your phone, there are apps that do the same thing.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,132
    agree with Nola - post on his site, in fact, I'd ask him for a job
  • blind99blind99 Posts: 4,723
    Send him an email. If he has no publicly available address, send him a private message on Twitter. If neither works, I'm sure that a public Twitter message with links to both will get his attention. 
    Chicago, IL - Large and Small BGE - Weber Gasser and Kettle
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,412
    On a plus note, his ham looks good. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,851
    People may see offence when I post, but I always place my logo/watermark on my photos.  Now, that doesn't mean they cannot crop it or remove it if they wanted in PS, but it would be a PITA, and frankly, if they want it that bad, they can have it.  

    I can understand your frustrations.  Had a lady enter my photo in a contest and won the contest.  She denied it, but whatever, I was over it.  
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,503
    Fairly easy to create a watermark brush in Photoshop... once you have it, you can used it in about 2 steps for any pic
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Too true @Jeremiah to bad it's not really his to display. Sadly I'm sure this swarmy behavior is not uncommon. 

    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,851
    Threaten to post to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about their ways, I promise it will stop.  
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    @johnkitchens that's good stuff :rofl: 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 5,310
    Steve Raichlen is a 

    *Stole the pictures from google image search
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,851
    hapster said:
    Fairly easy to create a watermark brush in Photoshop... once you have it, you can used it in about 2 steps for any pic
    I think most post from mobile.  There are some mobile apps that will add a watermark to them.  
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,953
    I get an email once in a while. I guess I signed up a the BBQ Bible, next one ill make a point of responding to it.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 16,023
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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