Friday, March 14, 2008

Something Disturbing

Update: 7:15PM 3/14/08 - Never underestimate the power of The Cat Blogosphere. The offending site mentioned below has been taken down!!


MISTY


I just heard about something very disturbing! Max the Psychokitty knows that someone stole his picture, altered it, and is using it on a blog called The 6 Cats of Inverness.

Here is the real Max's picture on the left and the altered picture called "Mindy". You can clearly see they are the same cat...everyone's friend Max!!! Go to Max's page to learn more.












If you go to the site, you'll also see a cat that looks a lot like me. Here is the real me on the left and a cat called "Gidget" on the right. Normally we wouldn't question this at all. We'd think "Gosh, she looks like me!", but since it's obvious Max's picture was stolen, we don't know quite what to think about this. Was my picture stolen and altered, too?

We all know that being a member of the Cat Blogsphere has become the "in thing" these days for kitties and new kitties are joining every day. But with so many real kitties needing homes, why don't people adopt instead of stealing other cats pictures?


I want to thank Max and my dear Speedy for bringing this matter to our attention.

26 Comments:

At March 14, 2008 8:25 AM, Blogger Tiff said...

I know that all of us are cute enough to be cloned, but come on!
So NOT cool!

~Meg and Jack *The Guyzos*

 
At March 14, 2008 8:53 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We were very upset to see that. Do you know that by linking to them, you are potentially boosting their rankings in the search engines?

I think that as most of us have seen them that we should have the link only on one post and then point people to the post so they can go check out this place (that would help Max and probably hurt them).

I have suggested that Max do a whois search and contact their internet provider.

 
At March 14, 2008 9:07 AM, Blogger The Crew said...

Chey, you can be sure we WILL NOT link back to these people! We do not condone stealing cats pictures and claiming they're someone else!

Crew's Mom

 
At March 14, 2008 10:37 AM, Blogger PB & J said...

We thought that looked like you Misty! This is not right - there should be something we can do!

 
At March 14, 2008 10:57 AM, Blogger Max said...

I gotta wonder if they didn't just get my picture off Kitten War, without realizing it was me. Still...who does that? It's not like I don't allow anyone to use my picture, but my awesomeness deserves credit.

I hope that's not your picture, too, misty, but my gut says otherwise. Look through your photos and see if you have one of yourself in the pose, but mirrored the other way.

 
At March 14, 2008 11:23 AM, Blogger Ginger said...

THAT'S who the gray & white kitty on their site reminded me of -- it was making my Momma crazy cuz she kept thinking she's seen that picture before!

 
At March 14, 2008 12:06 PM, Blogger The O'Furry Kids said...

This is very, very terrible!

 
At March 14, 2008 12:25 PM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

I saw that picture and immediately though it was you Misty. I am very upset about this whole thing. Its just not right!

Latte

 
At March 14, 2008 4:04 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Oh Misty what a bad thing they did. I looked at the pictures yesterday and thought some of them look very familiar.

But I was just over there, all kittie pictures are now gone. Just a bunch of people pictures and the blog name changed to WE OTTA HERE!

Purrs to by furiends.

 
At March 14, 2008 4:44 PM, Blogger Princess said...

Yeah. I missed this. It says we outta here.
So... why would someone do this?
They better NEVER steal my picture, I will screeeem!

 
At March 14, 2008 4:46 PM, Blogger Princess said...

Misty, yes i think your picture was stolen too.. that picture looks like it was flipped!!!!

 
At March 14, 2008 5:18 PM, Blogger SophieKitty said...

I'm so ready to give those people the bitey!

 
At March 14, 2008 8:04 PM, Blogger Max said...

You tick off a bunch of kitties, they will poop in your email box... the Cat Blogoshpere is Teh Awesome!!11!!!

 
At March 15, 2008 6:07 AM, Blogger TT said...

We's looked at that site befores it was taken down and thought alots of the kitty pictures were stolens. YAY for all us that stick togethers!!

 
At March 15, 2008 6:33 AM, Blogger Tigmut'hep said...

Oh that's great news, they weren't only steeling over cats identities, but were bad mouthing good kitties! :(

 
At March 15, 2008 8:58 AM, Blogger Wrigley & Cobalt said...

This is just awful and so sad to hear about. :-(

 
At March 15, 2008 9:02 AM, Blogger Angus said...

Yep, I read all that on Max's site and went over to the offending site and there were no pictures! And now it's been taken down-Woot! We have all power!

 
At March 15, 2008 12:07 PM, Blogger Derby said...

They posted a few kittie pictures again today. I think we need to keep an eye on these guys.

 
At March 15, 2008 5:37 PM, Blogger Poppy Q said...

HOW RUDE OF DEM!!

 
At March 15, 2008 8:16 PM, Blogger Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Very evil Beins ta steal a kitty's picture an pretend it is some efer kitty! HISS!

 
At March 16, 2008 12:13 PM, Blogger meemsnyc said...

That is so strange that they would take Max's photo and claim it to be theirs! And to alter the photo too! How bizarre and rude.

 
At March 16, 2008 12:22 PM, Blogger Parker said...

Tsk.Tsk.Tsk.
It's not nice to steal our faces!

 
At March 16, 2008 2:54 PM, Blogger Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dis iz weird. What would deze yahooz gain by postin' pix of us dat dey stole??? Iz dey marketin' to us? Iz dis a new scam? I noticed sumpin' on dere bloggie bouts ebay. Mebbe dey iz tryin' to scam peoplez on ebay? & today, dere are more catz on dere wit some snotty captionz.
I yam teleportin' oevfur & peein' in dere big bean bedz.

 
At March 16, 2008 8:25 PM, Blogger Benjamin Fuzz said...

big raspberries to them for doing mean things!

 
At March 17, 2008 7:30 AM, Blogger Shilgiah the Cat said...

Parker is right, It's not right to steal our kitty faces! Thanks for the update. Glad the bad kitty face stealers got their blog closed down.

 
At March 19, 2008 10:58 AM, Blogger Sunny's Mommy said...

That is very disturbing. I don't understand why someone would do that, and what they get out of it. It is so wrong. I'm glad the pictures were took down.

 

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