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Sportslogos.net 'Phantom' items not actually theirs.

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I have been a long fan of sportslogos.net, I have used it since 2004 and honestly love the easiness and quick access of it.

However I am very disappointing in what has been going on with there 'phantom' things lately.

As you know, they have been posting phantom merchandise every time its available and claim its theirs and they even put sportslogos.net watermarks on it!

The truth is, it is NOT there image, nor is it from sportslogos.net

The truth is they just rip the images off of fansedge.com and upload them here with a sportslogos.net watermark and claim its theirs.

Don't believe me?

Lets look at the most recent one they posted:

(Link to article: http://news.sportslo...nference-champs)

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As you see it has the watermark and everything, and even put their own logo own something they don't own.

Think im lying? Here is the fansedge link to this same EXACT item. The only thing different between these 2 images? The fansedge (Original one) does NOT have a watermark

Link to fansedge version: http://www.fansedge....6921317_PD.html

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Coincidence? I think not and I know not. Why? Because this is not the only time they did this.

Lets go back a few months to Super Bowl XLVII:

(Link: http://news.sportslo...om-champs-gear/)

As you can see more items, and lets look at this hat.

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Now lets go to fansedge and see what they show for the unlisted 49ers champions hat.

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IT'S A MATCH! As you can see, again, sportslogos.net has been putting watermarks on images that are not theirs and claiming it is theirs!

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To prove this a bit more, here are some yet to be phantom items. These will be here so when sportslogos adds there watermark to the images again, you can see that these original ones really are the originals.

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LINK: http://www.fansedge.com/San-Antonio-Spurs-adidas-2013-NBA-Finals-Champions-Official-Locker-Room-T-Shirt-_79622665_PD.html?searchType=1&search=24-09247

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LINK: http://www.fansedge.com/Miami-Heat-adidas-2013-NBA-Finals-Champions-Official-Locker-Room-T-Shirt-_79622668_PD.html?searchType=1&search=24-09244

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LINK: http://www.fansedge.com/Miami-Heat-adidas-2013-NBA-Finals-Champions-Offical-Locker-Room-Snapback-Hat-_-1889745788_PD.html?searchType=1&search=24-09208

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LINK: http://www.fansedge.com/San-Antonio-Spurs-adidas-2013-NBA-Finals-Champions-Offical-Locker-Room-Snapback-Hat-_839137558_PD.html?searchType=1&search=24-09211

Now wait for the NBA Finals to be played, and these exact pictures will be in chris creamers 'Phantom' merchandise article! And you will know he is taking credit for photos and putting watermarks on them even though they are NOT his!

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It's nothing against you, but I've known this for a while. Most if not all of the photos on this site's news page has the watermark for cohesiveness.

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Did you honestly think that Chris took this picture?

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The watermark is to show where people got it. If they're resourceful like you are, and are willing to search out the original version, they can post an unwatermarked version. If they decide to just let Chris do all the work, then they'll have to deal with a watermark. Smart move on the news team's part, actually.

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Yeah, I'm not sure what the problem is here. It's like when you are with a girl who lied about having Ds but still has Cs. You are still going to have fun. Just like you are still getting your info.

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It's news reporting based on product photos I'm almost certain come from the manufacturer and not Fansedge.

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Why do you have a problem with this? Chris pays to have the images hosted, which he mentioned in a comment on the latest phantom page. Chris may have very well gotten the images elsewhere, but so what? He does the work of getting the images for you, and it isn't like he is using the images for personal gain or profit.

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I would guess that one reason for adding watermarks is to try and discourage folk on other sites from hotlinking to the images?

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What? The photos aren't actually exclusive to the site?

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Everyone else pretty much summed up everything quite accurately, thank you guys. No need for me to comment any further.

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