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Where to report license misuse/theft by someone else

Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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I found a website that is taking a large portion of Adobe Stock images and is selling them outright, as-is, which is against the TOS here. The website is: https://www.cncfiles.us/  They are also posting them all over Facebook under various accounts. This is their main FB page: https://www.facebook.com/cncfilesus

Is there a way to report this?
As a designer myself it really irks me that people like this get away with this kind of thing.

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Community Expert , Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

Adobe does have partner relationships with other sites with an API to promote Adobe Stock on their websites. In such cases, you would still receive payment for your images. It's not possible to know whether the site you linked above is one of those API partners. The procedure to report possibly stolen images is shown on this page:

Report suspected misuse of your IP (adobe.com)

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Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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Adobe does have partner relationships with other sites with an API to promote Adobe Stock on their websites. In such cases, you would still receive payment for your images. It's not possible to know whether the site you linked above is one of those API partners. The procedure to report possibly stolen images is shown on this page:

Report suspected misuse of your IP (adobe.com)

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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They are not promoting Adobe stock in any way shape or form - they are taking the images off adobe, putting their own copyright watermarks on them and selling them as SVG, CNC, and other files for engraving - saying they are their own creations. This is from a multitude of different creators on Adobe.

 

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Community Expert ,
Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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Then it's probably a good idea to report it. How do you know that the images they're repackaging are from Adobe? 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2023 Aug 09, 2023

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Because I've literally gone thru everything they sell and looked it all up.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 10, 2023 Aug 10, 2023

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Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please file a complaint via Report suspected misuse of your IP (adobe.com)

This will route the issue to the appropriate team.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 10, 2023 Aug 10, 2023

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Can I still use that feature to report even tho it is not my IP? There are a plethora of artist that this person has stolen from. If I were to hazzard a guess I would say at least 50 different artists at minimum.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 10, 2023 Aug 10, 2023

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Yes, you can.

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Thank you! I will do that!

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They are not promoting Adobe stock in any way shape or form - they are taking the images off adobe, putting their own copyright watermarks on them and selling them as SVG, CNC, and other files for engraving - saying they are their own creations. This is from a multitude of different creators on Adobe.

 


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That may still be part of the API use. But reporting them does not make them harm if they are licensed to do that. There is no other method to find out.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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