| 02-14-2009, 10:01 AM || #61 |
Join Date: Feb 2008
| | Re: BREAKING NEWS: WI Member Designs Contest Winning Room, Doesn't Win Prize
Unfortunately that didn't help Grandmai- she had a picture posted in the house section not in a contest thread and it was stolen. Should we not share any pictures of our webkinz houses just in case Gantz makes a contest about it? Or should we take down and pictures that could possibly be used for the contest the moment Gantz annouces it?
Originally Posted by harlequinn
I empathize with this member being cheated out of a prize, but I cannot believe someone would post a picture of their contest entry before the contest was over! >_<
For as much as people are blaming Ganz for this (and believe me, I'm not one to shy away from blaming Ganz for anything), there is a lesson to be learned from this.
People, do NOT reveal your entry to the world until AFTER you have been officially credited for it. As long as people continue to post their contest entries online, they will continue to be stolen. It is not so much Ganz's responsibility to protect people from intellectual property theft, as it is your personal responsibility to protect your own creations.
I'm sorry you did not get your prize, but, you live and learn.
I just hope others learn from your experience and this incident is not repeated.
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