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Sara Beth Photography aka Sara’s Photography in Indianapolis, IN

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saras-Photography-1496430623930585/timeline/?hc_location=ufi

Please resist the urge to comment on her Facebook page.  Keep your comments here.  Thank you!

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  • U Really That Dumb?

    No Sarah Beth Photography out of Indianapolis, IN, that’s not how this works.

    Please talk to your attorney and figure out a plan on repaying all of the people you stole from. Then learn the laws.

    Sara Beth Photography “First off is my name or logo on it no.. I used it for promotions. My pictures I took have my logo on them”

    • Photo Stealers

      Well the logo isn’t ON the images here but it is on the ad with her name.

      Also, again, please keep comments here and off of Facebook.

      • Wowfactor

        Does she say anywhere on here those photos are hers.. that’s she took them? I don’t think so

        • You can’t fix stupid

          You are advertising as a photographer. A professional photographer will never use somebody else’s images to sell their business.

        • Phoxy_Photog

          Yes Sara, YOU implied you took them by using them to advertise YOUR photography business. How difficult is this to grasp? Clearly we can’t fix stupid.

        • Photo Stealers

          You have them in an ad with your business name and phone number.

          You had them on your Facebook Page representing your business name.

        • Georganne Hurt-Hampton

          Yes by loading them to her Facebook page she IS saying that they are hers. Read Facebook’s Terms of Service.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Hi Sara!
          That would be Sara Beth Photography out of Indianapolis, IN that is pretending to be an impartial poster on this thread. Nope, sorry, you’ve been caught! AGAIN! When will you stop with the lies and start acting like an adult?
          Are you insured?
          Do you have a business license?
          Pay your taxes?
          Have an attorney on retainer for situations like this? No, oops, that would have been a good idea.

        • Me, Myself and I

          You REALLY have no idea about copyright law and false advertising laws do you …

          COPYRIGHT

          § 106 . Exclusive rights in copyrighted works

          Subject to sections 107 through 122, the owner of copyright under this title has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following:

          (1) to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords;

          (2) to prepare derivative works based upon the copyrighted work;

          (3) to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;

          (4) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works, to perform the copyrighted work publicly;

          (5) in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, to display the copyrighted work publicly; and

          (6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform the copyrighted work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

          False Advertising Laws


          15 U.S. Code § 52 – Dissemination of false advertisements

          (a) UnlawfulnessIt shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, or corporation to disseminate, or cause to be disseminated, any false advertisement—
          (1) By United States mails, or in or having an effect upon commerce, by any means, for the purpose of inducing, or which is likely to induce, directly or indirectly the purchase of food, drugs, devices, services, or cosmetics; or
          (2) By any means, for the purpose of inducing, or which is likely to induce, directly or indirectly, the purchase in or having an effect upon commerce, of food, drugs, devices, services, or cosmetics.
          (b) Unfair or deceptive act or practice
          The dissemination or the causing to be disseminated of any false advertisement within the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice in or affecting commerce within the meaning of section 45 of this title.

          15 U.S. Code § 54 – False advertisements; penalties

          Any person, partnership, or corporation who violates any provision of section 52(a) of this title shall, if the use of the commodity advertised may be injurious to health because of results from such use under the conditions prescribed in the advertisement thereof, or under such conditions as are customary or usual, or if such violation is with intent to defraud or mislead, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment; except that if the conviction is for a violation committed after a first conviction of such person, partnership, or corporation, for any violation of such section, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment:

  • Sharon Oakey

    Sharon Oakey Stealing others work is NOT acceptable. Consider how it feels as an artist, to work hard at your art, take the time to create and perfect it then to have someone like you take it and put their own name to it. That is very very low. Not how photographers should run their business, because obviously you are not able to reproduce that quality of work to your clients, and that is false advertising.

    Like · Reply · 20 mins
    Sara Beth Photography First off is my name or logo on it no.. I used it for promotions. My pictures I took have my logo on them

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Please keep the comments on here and off of Facebook.

      • Sharon Oakey

        Deleted, as was requested.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Sorry, I was repeating what was posted below by PS. It was referencing not posting on their FB page, but DO post here. Sorry again for the confusion!

          • Sharon Oakey

            No worries at all!

        • U Really That Dumb?

          BINGO!

    • Wowfactor

      Yes people use stuff for marketing everywhere..

      • You can’t fix stupid

        Uh no, not when they are advertising as a photographer. They use their own images. Think BMW uses images of VW’s for their marketing? Nada you use what you have and what you can do. You stole images and used them to market your business. Sarah Beth Photography, you stole the images because yours weren’t good enough. You can see by what is left on your page, false advertising.

        • Phoxy_Photog

          It looks like she used a point and shoot. All that time spent stealing could have been spent learning photography.

      • Phoxy_Photog

        I use my own work for my marketing.

        • Its funny how you can lie with the evidence plasted for all to see … Dam koolaid drinkers freak me out.

        • Christopher C.

          Imagine that. Your own work is the best representation of, you know, your own work. That’s the way it should be.

          Using the artistic work of others to represent yourself is misleading, and borderline fraudulent.

        • Marc W.

          WOOO. You’re blowing my mind!

      • Me, Myself and I

        Yes and they pay for the images they use and don;t use images that falsely represent their product or service.

        Since she didn;t take those photos and is using them to represent her business she is LYING to her potential customers about the quality of the service they will receive.

        You … are an idiot.

      • Celine (peaceetc)

        Sure. But they don’t use others’ images illegally. If they do, then they are committing a crime and can be sued.

        I strongly suggest you learn the laws, Sara. Apologize to those from whom you stole, stop stealing, and for goodness sake, just stop pretending to be someone else in order to defend your illegal behavior.

      • Adrian Patrick

        Yes and they pay for it. Are your really this ignorant or is it an act?

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Sara Beth Photography out of Indianapolis, IN,

    Once again, it’s that you STOLE images and claimed them as your own! Offending has NOTHING to do with it!

    Sara Beth Photography I hadn’t taken in fall photos and was just showing fall foliage. Not anywhere did I claim I took those..

    Like · Reply · 5 minutes ago

    Sara Beth Photography I apologize if I a fended anyone.. I was only using them for marketing..

    Like · Reply · 4 minutes ago

    Sara Beth Photography Well I never used the pit bull stuff. That was from someone who is using me for a rescue.

    Like · Reply · 5 minutes ago

    Sara Beth Photography For everyone to understand I have removed all photos I used for marketing. I am sorry who I a fended. I wasnt trying to.

    Like · Reply · 3 minutes ago

    • U Really That Dumb?

      She’s deleted the posts to page and any and all references to her theft. Sorry Sara, it stays here forever. The web never forgets.

      • Wowfactor

        Yeah and so is pintrest where you get everything..

        • Phoxy_Photog

          Who is stealing from Pinterest? (and that is the correct spelling, by the way Sara.)

        • U Really That Dumb?

          So you’re admitting you stole the images from Pinterest Sara? Have you read their TOS? You can start paying them now as well.

          • Marc W.

            Pinterst isn’t a image source site. Neither is Google.

        • Me, Myself and I

          Sara … stop arguing. You did wrong. The only way this might not get worse is to pull all the content off your various web properties and contact the photographers you have wronged.

          You should also contact your clients and inform them the images they saw on your site were not yours and that you misslead them in terms of your own abilities as a photographer … cause if they are not happy with your images and find this page … they can and should sue you for false advertising.

          15 U.S. Code § 54 – False advertisements; penalties
          … upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment;

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      She just used them for promotions? She used others’ work without permission or authorization in an effort to make money? That’s her excuse? Does she not understand why that’s illegal, immoral, and flat out misleading? I don’t care if she claimed she took them. Wrong is wrong is wrong, and she gave potential clients the impression she did take those, and that she is capable of taking the same quality images.

      That’s not even addressing the copyright infringement issues, hence the illegal part of the equation. I hope she makes it a priority to educate herself now, and to apologize to everyone from whom she stole.

      • Wowfactor

        I feel she did no wrong. She admitted she made a mistake and you all tear her to shreds for what? Because it feels good.

        • Photo Stealers

          Well of course you don’t feel “she” did anything wrong Sara.

          • Adrian Patrick

            Haha, did she think she could get away with a fake profile? There’s dumb and there’s dumber!

          • Marc W.

            Yeah, that’s s first. /s

          • Bob23325

            That little screen shot is priceless! Reminds me of past sock puppets…

        • Georganne Hurt-Hampton

          The pictures are still on her page. It doesn’t really matter what you “feel”. This isn’t about “feelings”. It’s about copyright infringement.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Oh Sara, you think you’re the first thief to think of this?
          You’ve been caught red handed.
          Call your attorney and start paying the bills for the commercial rights use of every image you stole!

        • Celine (peaceetc)

          Nice try, but seriously, Sara, take responsibility, do the right thing, and move on. You are making things worse by pretending, lying, and trying to distract from the real issue of the theft.

          You don’t seem to understand that what you did was illegal. You do not have the legal right to use others’ images without permission, especially when your intent is to make money, either directly or indirectly, from that usage. It is illegal from a reason, and you can be sued for each stolen image for thousands of dollars.

          It doesn’t feel good, not for anyone involved. But it’s a necessary thing, because if people like you aren’t held accountable, it just lets the thieves do whatever they want and romp all over the photographers whose work was stolen.

        • Me, Myself and I

          The law disagrees … read up on copyright and false advertising laws Sarah.

        • Christopher C.

          You can really stop with the “she” stuff. We know who you are.

        • Marc W.

          Do you think it’l be right if I used one of your kid’s photos for “marketing”? Maybe I should try that.

        • Erik

          In my opinion stealing someone else’s photographs and passing them off as your own and or using them without giving proper credit to the original owner or photographer is photographic plagiarism. In the literature world when you are branded as a plagiarist your writing days are over. If you are in college and you commit plagiarism and are caught, you are expelled and that plagiarism “charge” will go on your college record and will be made known to any college(s) you apply to.

        • Me, Myself and I

          “She admitted she made a mistake and you all tear her to shreds for what?”

          What? Where?

          You CONSTANTLY claim (and yes, we know it’s you Sara hidding behind a fake profile) that you didn’t do anything wrong even when faced with the actual laws stating that what you did IS wrong.

          You’re not sorry you did it, you are sorry you got caught. There is the difference.

          and we aren’t tearing you/her to shreds, we’re exposing your fraudulent behaviour.

  • azmerm

    Sara Beth… just using them for marketing? That’s like stealing photos from Rolling Stone Mag and marketing yourself as a rock concert photographer! What the heck has happened to ethics these days? I would never think of stealing someone else’s photos to help me market my wedding business.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Sara, we see that’s you’ve already rebranded. While you’re there, change it from a Community Page to your business. Since you ARE claiming it as a legal business.

    Sara’s Photography out of Indianapolis, IN
    https://www.facebook.com/Saras-Photography-1496430623930585/timeline/

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Thumbnail Redacted because it’s her child per her own post.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Sara, You say that you are licensed. Could you please show us where that is?

    http://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/in/indianapolis/sara-beth-photography-reviews-8569546.htm

    • Marc W.

      And use proper grammar/spelling, PLEASE!

  • You can’t fix stupid

    Sara Beth Photography or Sara’s Photography (since you have re-branded – wow that was lightning fast) Do you realize that you can receive up to a year in jail per image that you stole? Do you actually realize how serious this is? You can pay up to $150 000 PER image that you stole. So glad you have the funds to cover that.

    https://asmp.org/tutorials/enforcing-your-rights.html#.VhX6s053nVM

  • Helena

    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1496430623930585&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fphoto.php&refid=9&_rdr#!/1496430623930585/photos/a.1496517743921873.1073741828.1496430623930585/1503483116558669/?type=3&source=48

    Still has stolen photos up. Seems I missed most of the hilarity last night. It did make me think though, I wonder if these people are Facebook only because it is so easy to rebrand when they get caught being dodgy as fuck.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      As far as she is concerned they aren’t stolen. She is just using them for marking. Really – you just can’t make this shit up.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Sara,

    You’re NOT a professional? Really?

  • Michael Goolsby

    I keep telling myself that this trend of young moms with their first DSLR becoming overnight family portrait and wedding photographers will find a merciful conclusion soon. I have no objection to anyone wanting to pursue a new career (we all were in that spot at one time or another), but girls like this are so much the cliche’ now. And on this sight, these are just the ones we see. How many more are out there, mining Pinterest for photos for their Wix sites because, as ignorant of photography they might be, they are at least smart enough to know their own photography is much to poor to actually market with?