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Ticked off, maybe you guys would understand.

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This guy,, is selling stuff that he has stolen from online moto galleries of all type.

This one in particular pisses me off. I've been trying to find the original site that I saw this sweet picture at. The guy is selling a photoshopped version of it that has a duplicated image of the racer. Clearly, the blurring isn't just for effect, but to reduce the recognizability of the original. The original, FWIW, was put up on some Euro cafe-racer site that said that the guy who took it had taken it in the 70s when a guy would fly around every Sunday down his street.

This is another of the same 'chopping.

Does this bother anyone else? Stealing pics from and random sites, doing some Photoshopping and calling it your own to make money? It's like sampling music and not giving credit to the original (real) artists.

Or. . .am I just stupid?
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Thanks for the info LilBull. But just because there's a passion doesn't make it right if the original work is just lifted, mildly altered, and sold for any, even if small, profit.

I'm still not happy that its being done. I'm certain there is little credit given to the photographers who spent the money to get a pass into the gate, or went through rolls of film and hours getting a decent shot. Just a right-click, save-as and it's yours to sell. I'm glad my business isn't this unfulfilling.

Sorry if I'm just bitching. I think robertob can relate.

All that aside, that scene in NY looks awesome. Downtown Milwaukee has a little of that to offer. Lots of vintage bike enthusiasts since they can be used for city travel. Lots of old cafes going around. My GS450e has sat too long. I need to get that thing back on the road. I never enjoyed motorcycling so much like I did my first year on that beast!
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