Thursday, January 29, 2015

CALL TO ACTION: Fake Facebook Group rips off Cousin Russ' Blog

UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. THE MATTER HAS BEEN RESOLVED

DearREADERS,
There is a new Facebook Group set up by Billy Huffman here https://www.facebook.com/groups/612548515558308/ that is a rip off of Cousin Russ Worthington's work. Administrator Billy Huffman has gone so far as to use for his banner (Facebook calls it a Group Photo) Russ' screen shot directly from his FTMUser blog post located here: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/…/ftm2014-plan-workspace-overvi…

This isn't about competition, it's about unauthorized use of another person's work. Competent genealogists just don't do this sort of thing.

IMAGE: Screen shot of rip off Facebook Group located here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/612548515558308



COMPARE THIS WITH THE  ORIGINAL WORK by +Cousin Russ' original work on his Family Tree Maker Blog post titled FTM2014 - Plan Workspace - Overview


IMAGE: +Russ Worthington's screen capture image with arrows and markups
published in his blog located here: http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2013/09/ftm2014-plan-workspace-overview.html

CALL FOR ACTION
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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4 comments:

  1. Has this been resolved? I don't see it at the page. Figured I might have to join to see the offending object, so I have a pending join. But since you brought this up publicly, I suspect he may not be accepting many pendings at the moment....

    And facebook seems to make it *very* difficult for someone to report *someone else's* stolen intellectual property... Any good workarounds?

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  2. By the time I saw your call to action, the offending banner had been pulled (1945 hrs EST). Is there still a problem? I assume anyone can start their own FTM 2014 users FB page as long as they aren't using others material without permission. Without joining the closed group, I have no idea other material may be inappropriately used. Glad to complain to FB if still needed. This could happen to my FB surname page next.

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  3. Wish I'd seen this earlier! Sorry I couldn't help but really glad it's resolved...

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