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Anyone having trouble with Instagram thieves?

Discussion in 'Tes Authors' Group' started by Facetious, Feb 21, 2019.

  1. Facetious

    Facetious New commenter

    Ironically, my An Inspector Calls resources are serving as a capitalist venture intended to allow me to reduce my working week. While I am a socialist at heart, it is doing my nut in seeing how many times my resources have been uploaded to Instagram for all and sundry to use. Does anybody else have this problem? Would it help if TES could reword their licence agreement so that it doesn’t state that the resource can be reproduced ‘in any format’ for their students’ private study?

    Should I just put up and shut up? Should I just be flattered? It’s not the students’ sharing them that bothers me - it is the fact that school departments are doing it... which is hilarious, given that out of thousands of sales only two have been a whole school licence rather than for a single user.

    Anyway, your thoughts would be much appreciated.
     
  2. shd132

    shd132 New commenter

    Hi Facetious, I didn't even realise that this was happening. How did you find out?
     
  3. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    I also didn't realize that this was a thing... How would they upload to Instagram? It's all pictures?
     
  4. Facetious

    Facetious New commenter

    One of my students told me someone was taking credit for my work, so I searched the tag ‘aninspectorcalls’ and just scrolled through. There were 11 of them the night I looked.
     
  5. Facetious

    Facetious New commenter

    My resources are posters with quotes for revision, so they were photographed and put on there for everyone
     
  6. shd132

    shd132 New commenter

    I did have a browse on 'the gram' earlier, and I recognised several AIC posters from TES. They were probably yours. :(You could challenge the person/s posting them - they may take them down.
     
  7. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    Oh I see :( this is happening more and more it is horrible!
     
  8. Facetious

    Facetious New commenter

    I’ve sent all the ones I’ve seen a polite request to remove their post. Instagram does allow reports of copyright infringement, but it’s a legal form that needs to be filled in for every case. I hope the people just take them down so I don’t have to do that. I just wondered whether people think I’m being petty.
     
  9. shd132

    shd132 New commenter

    What they think doesn't matter. You've done the right thing. It might make them think twice in future.
     
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