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Re: PC: Pirated PC / NYC / PRR Photos

I wonder if "Blue Flame Productions" also raided my ABPR archive for images. I
also host George's site along with many others and this unauthorized
reproduction issue comes up here and there.

Please keep me in the loop on any info related to this incident.


J. Henry Priebe Jr.    Blue Moon Internet Corp Network Administrator
www.bluemoon.net       Internet Access & Web Hosting
www.railfan.net        Railfan Network Services

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Gerhard A. Stuebben wrote:

> An unscrupulous person (operating under the name of "Blue Flame
> Productions") downloaded the PC / NYC / PRR images from George Elwood's
> Fallen Flags web site (www.rr-fallenflags.org) and is selling them on CD.
> As George says:
> "It has come to my attention that a company named Blue Flame Productions
> Company has downloaded many of the images from my site and is distributing
> them on CD. Many of the CDs are being sold on eBay without permission from
> me or the owners of the images. Checking the Ebay site of items being sold,
> I was able to identify most of the images shown as sample as ones from my
> site. Also available on these CD are the operator manuals which I scanned
> and made available on my site. I don't have time to surf the net and don't
> belong to eBay so this whole thing caught me by surprise. I have already
> heard from several submitters to my site who are considering legal action."
> Since over 80% of the PC photos and over half of the NYC photos on that site
> are from my personal collection, I am more than a little upset -- as are
> contributors for other railroads.  The eBay seller, who was apparently
> unaware of the copyright violation, has agreed to remove them from sale:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=130&item=2152174635
> My initial attempt to identify who is behind "Blue Flame Productions" has
> been unsuccessful.  If you have any leads, or should see these disks for
> sale at train meets, please contact me (stuebben -AT- flash.net) or George Elwood
> (gelwood -AT- dnaco.net) off-line with the name of the seller.  I am not
> interested in taking action against innocent purchasers or dealers; I'm just
> trying to get the illegal duplication stopped.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Gary Stuebben
> Dayton, OH

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