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    Default And You Wonder Why Some Of Us Choose NOT To Post Our Images On The Net...

    A cautionary tale for those that blithely post pictures of themselves and family members on the internet. I've actually had one imbecile around here chastise me for not being brave enough to do so. Bravery has nothing to do with it, but piece of mind certainly does. And no, I did not include the family's image in the article.

    Missouri family Christmas photo turns up in Czech ad

    ST. LOUIS – It's an international mystery: How did a Missouri family's Christmas card photo end up in the Czech Republic, splashed across a huge storefront advertisement? Danielle Smith said Wednesday that the photo taken of her family last year got sent to family and friends, and was posted on her blog and a few social networking sites. The photo showed her and her husband Jeff holding their two young children.

    About 10 days ago, one of Smith's college friends was driving through Prague when he spotted their huge smiling faces in the window of a store specializing in Europeann food. He snapped a few pictures and sent them to a flabbergasted Smith.

    "It's a life-size picture in a grocery store window in Prague — my Christmas card photo!" said Smith, 36, who lives in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon.

    Mario Bertuccio, who owns the Grazie store in Prague, said the photo was from the Internet. Details were sparse, but he said he thought it was computer-generated. When told it was a real photo — of a real family — he said he started taking steps to remove it.

    "We'll be happy to write an e-mail with our apology," said Bertuccio, who said he would send the Smiths a bottle of good wine if they lived in his eastern European country.

    The Smiths and photographer Gina Kelly hadn't authorized anyone to use the pictures. Kelly said she has asked a professional photographers' organization to help figure out how her image wound up in Prague.

    Smith has gotten 180,000 hits to her Web site since she recently posted the story about the well-traveled snapshot. She said the photo wasn't used in an unseemly manner, it was just used to tell potential shoppers about the store's delivery service.

    Smith said next time she posts a photo on the Internet, she's going to lower the resolution or add an electronic watermark to make it hard to reproduce.

    "This story doesn't frighten me, but the potential frightens me," Smith said.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090611/...d_photo_prague
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    I don't know what is more astonishing...that someone just thought it was ok to pull an image off the internet and use it


    or that her college friend were driving through Prague and saw their friends pictures up there larger than life.


    just proves what I tried to tell my cousin years ago, once you put something out there on the internet it takes on a life of it's own and you'll never regain control of it

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    well, at least her nipple wasn't showing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    well, at least her nipple wasn't showing...
    Yeah, that episode was on last nite.
    Dealing with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    I don't know what is more astonishing...that someone just thought it was ok to pull an image off the internet and use it


    or that her college friend were driving through Prague and saw their friends pictures up there larger than life.


    just proves what I tried to tell my cousin years ago, once you put something out there on the internet it takes on a life of it's own and you'll never regain control of it
    that's what I found most astonishing. Doesn't surprise me that someone would yank a photo and use it. Honestly, I thought the people using it were going to end up running some sort of sex trade business.

    But the fact that these people's college chum was rolling around half across the world and saw their photo...now THAT is crazy!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rchop84 View Post
    Yeah, that episode was on last nite.
    eerie...

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    Well, I guess this means my pic will end up on some self help website.....as the before picture.
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    I don't see this as a big deal. Creapy invasion of privacy and misuse of someones "privacy"...yeah but the net is open to all..so only post what you don't mind being seen by anyone. Some people post a ton of personal high res pics of ton of things online. Thats where the trouble could start. Posting a small pic on a site to show people you chat with what you look like is totally different. lol at the comparison. hehe
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    This reminds me of European Vacation where Clarks wife's pic shows up on that billboard or bus or whatever it was.
    Dealing with it.

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    The sad part is some people don't give a shit and do as they please regardless of who else is effected.
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    >>>"This story doesn't frighten me, but the potential frightens me," Smith said.


    Bitch please...

    Time to cut her head off and put photochop it on some naked chicks...
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