People are stealing our content.

 
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We've learnt that some individuals are taking content and photos from MiriResortCity.com, and then pasting their own watermarks over the original watermarks and credits, reporting the source and credits as "Google". *Not* cool. Some of these photos that we had explicit permission from the rightful owners, and other photos we provide links and credits to the source. Some of these photos were first posted since as far back as 2004. By pasting their own watermark over the originals, this amounts to stealing.

To show just a few of the inappropriately watermarked photos (we've blanked out the links):

Photo of the old Miri Airport Terminal, taken by Simon all the way back in 1993, scanned from preserved film. Large watermark could still be seen. However, one particular individual inappropriately pasted his own watermark over the original credits and sharing them around as his own. Original photo is from this page.

Photo of the old Mile Long Jetty taken by Dougal, posted with explicit permission from Dougal, and retouched from original film scan. However, one particular individual inappropriately pasted his own watermark over the original credits and sharing them around as his own. Original photo is from this page.

Photo of the old Lutong wooden riverside shophouses, taken by Ian, and posted with explicit permission for MiriResortCity.com. However, one particular individual inappropriately pasted his own watermark over the original credits and sharing them around as his own. Original photo is from this page.

These are just three examples. There were many more photos stolen this way not only from this site but other sites as well.

While it is true that these photos are meant to be shared, they should be credited to the appropriate parties, rather than just simply giving credit to "google" and then pasting their own watermark graphics over the original watermark.

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