- URL: http://www.medianovak.com/
- FB: https://www.facebook.com/MediaNovak (currently down)
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/medianovak
This isn’t quite a photographer but since the company is run by a photographer FOR photographers I’m going to let it slide because in my world, it’s close enough. For those that don’t know Media Novak, it’s a marketing company that sells websites, branding and the like to photographers. However, many, if not all of those examples were actually stolen from other designers and photographers online.
This all came to me because they were stupid enough to steal from The Law Tog. When she contacted them to tell them to take her branding photos down, they told her they were promoting her business (mind you, no credit was given on the photos) and took the image down. A couple weeks later and it’s back up again and Rachel went public with it. When she went public with it other photographers saw their own work on their site and some even recognized their words.
This blog isn’t going to have the usual crazy extent of show and tell because by the time I was notified they had already taken down their blog and many images weren’t working. However I am showing what I have, if you have screen captures or anything you’d like to add to the story let me know. They’ve also taken down their Facebook page as well as their entire portfolio on their website (their website makes me motion sick so I’m trying not to spend too much time on it).
This is the original post showing Rachel’s own branding. The image was taken by Rachel, the design was by On the Spot Studio. Neither are affiliated with Media Novak.
The branding on Media Novak’s blog.
The branding on Media Novak’s Twitter (this has been posted dozens of times there).
It’s also on their other “Photo Websites” twitter as well.
Just for giggles, here’s what shows up when you search the image on Google. Normally I use the cache but they’ve disabled quite a lot so the cache isn’t showing images, just text at this point but the image is still searchable meaning it’s on their server still somewhere.
The original emails.
Not only are they stealing images and examples of their design work but they are also plagiarizing content.
While it doesn’t include Rachel’s logo, their Pinterest was full of the stolen images and content but they are quickly deleting the evidence.
What their Facebook looked like before taking it down.
The original cover photo which has a few images that do not appear to have started with them, no credit given (as they are all over Pinterest finding the source is difficult).
Apparently there is a blog they stole but I didn’t get to it before they deleted everything.