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It has been quite some time since I have completed the Fundy National Park map project meant only for portfolio purposes.  In 2012 as the computer broke down, all project files were lost, and then an old unfinished copy of "MY PROJECT" has been listed on: mobilemaplets.com.  

 

The Listing: Fundy National Park

 

I am the author of this piece, it was my hard work, permission has and never was agreed to to who ever posted that map on that site especially an unfinished product.  


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Well, you could start off by sending them an email asking them to take it down, seeing as how it was posted there without your permission. Thing is, I can't really find any contact for or other details on the website. The tiny footer claims it's a project by "Zaia Design", who are located in Hong Kong (in other words: good luck with that...)

 

I just had a quick look in the App Store. They charge for the app: $2.99 for the standard version, and then there's $1 versions that are apparently limited in the scope of maps that are offered, e.g. one with just subway maps, one with just Australian maps and so on. The screenshot in the app store show maps by the National Park Service, Transport for London, City of Vancouver etc.

 

The website offers a search function, I have found some other maps done by Cartotalk contributors:

http://mobilemaplets.../showplace/7964 (Kevin Paul Scarrot's Stavanger map)

http://mobilemaplets.../showplace/6342 (Matthew's "Bike There" map)

 

There may be more. I wonder whether or not the people running this got permission from the copyright holders...


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The Support link has an email address and a link to a "report an issue" page.



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Now that my thoughts have gathered into a rational mind set, and the emotional centre for the moment is under control after my daily meditation, communication can now commence in the stabilization of the erratic mind that I have.  This is a violation of the utilization of work designed to give credit to an individual or company by making profit off our projects where there was no agreement in principle.  This is "Self Serving" and if we do not take action no matter how small the action even if we can only serve the public through the notification of the violation of infringement.  This in doubt would be considered self serving, though that would be the violators perception of the issue, and in reality notification to others of infringement would be a service to the whole, for if this company and/or individual is capable of this action to service itself by stealing profit that we are owed since it is our creation, and in these tough times we need.  For if the violator of our "Freewill" to freely use our work as we please to make profit is capable of this activity then what else would it be willing to do to violate in other methods to psychotically and selfishly dominate the hard working man/woman already in suffrage of a bleak world gone mad.

 

I was able to find the facebook page, and communicated a harsh "Cease and Dessist" order, as well a well as the others who have been violated should do to protect your work and your clients.   Fortunately for the Fundy National Park it was not a client related project and if the map remains then any download that has been made ought to be payed to me.  This is the only course to be taken at this moment if the map is continued to be in use, what I made is mine, therefore I am owed for my work and will not accept nothing in return.  Communication via e-mail, (thanks Melita), legal advice, to a youtube video discrediting this company who has violated my freewill and shamelessly sells "my product without my permission."  All of this happens at a time when a decision has been made to reenter the field out of both necessity and of a passionate love of art, poetry, and geography, that is taking a lot of time to setup.  A needless stress indeed, and because of the violation it is my legal right to aid to ruin that company by spreading what is the truth even if it is only a small token where it could lose customers because of this.


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Send them a DMCA takedown request:

 

http://www.wikihow.c...ke-Down-Request


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This may be useful too: http://www.apple.com...esstorenotices/


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Right, sending a takedown request directly to the app stores is probably the best way.


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Those Bastards!  

 

I wonder of we need to add watermarks to all uploaded images to Cartotalk - of if that could added by default?  Then again - they could've scraped them form else where on the inter-webs.  If justice does not prevail via an Appstore take-down I can share with our legal team.  


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Is it weird that I feel rejected because they didn't steal any of my maps? ; )


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"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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So what happened?


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