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I think you are right but there is a difference to the palms as well. Parts of them line up and parts don't. It is like the flipped part of the tree's crown but not all of it and the trunk does not line up. The parts that do line up though are dead on which makes me think that the palm fronds are actually brushes

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I three times sent letters to support, but have not received any answer.

 

I find many thefts. Here still examples:

 

User s4de used my flowers in his illustrations:

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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-3621227-brown-blue-background-with-floral-design-vector-eps-format.html

He have many illustrations with my flowers.

 

My flowers:

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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-1988224-vector-grunge-floral-background.html

 

User Handy Widiyanto used my flowers in his illustrations:

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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-3229731-plant-illustration.html

 

My flowers:

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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-2152482-vector-grunge-floral-background.html

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that's awful! i hope those people don't get a payout for this

 

Well, if you see the images IDs you can see they have been around some time...and if they are in the top50, i am quite sure every single one of them has generated a few payouts..

 

Misha, i hope you get compensation for that

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http://www.shutterstock.com/contactus.mhtml

Have you ever talked to them? I have. It wasn't a pretty conversation.

 

ETA further explanation: The number on the contactus page (above link) if the buyers. It is sales support. They will do absolutely nothing to help the photographers/illustrators who contribute to this site. Email is our only option.

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Do you have the number?

 

http://www.shutterstock.com/contactus.mhtml

Have you ever talked to them? I have. It wasn't a pretty conversation.

 

ETA further explanation: The number on the contactus page (above link) if the buyers. It is sales support. They will do absolutely nothing to help the photographers/illustrators who contribute to this site. Email is our only option.

 

Nope I haven't, never needed,

 

Well, Misha, PM Setho always works fast

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Call Shutterstock!
Do you have the number?

 

http://www.shutterstock.com/contactus.mhtml

Have you ever talked to them? I have. It wasn't a pretty conversation.

 

ETA further explanation: The number on the contactus page (above link) if the buyers. It is sales support. They will do absolutely nothing to help the photographers/illustrators who contribute to this site. Email is our only option.

 

Nope I haven't, never needed,

 

Well, Misha, PM Setho always works fast

Yes, contact Seth. He's my SS hero. :D
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Honestly I'm not surprised by this. I'm not surprised that people steal stuff, and unfortunately I'm not surprised that these images slip through the review process and generate profits for thieves. Misha is pretty well-known by artists, but perhaps not so much among reviewers. We have to keep up with this stuff to make sure that our images aren't being sold by other people.

 

One thing I will say should be easier to spot by reviewers and raise some suspicions are the images like the first one Misha posted with multiple elements in different styles. Images that look like they were composed by clipping various elements from various artists should stand out and prompt a reviewer to check the top 50 for any similarities.

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