Naturally Nicole Steals Copyrighted Image, Complains About Her Images Being Stolen

Sometimes irony bites you so hard in the ass you can’t sit down for a week. Here’s a post from snake oil peddler “Naturally Nicole”, claiming another web site has stolen copyrighted material from her:

Nicole claims about copyright violations.

Nicole complains about copyright violations.  Bless her heart!

My arguments with Nicole are over her poor science and terribly dangerous health advice regarding vaccines, cancer cures, and medications.  But if copyrighted material was taken from her page, I fully support her in her battle.

However, we’ve got a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black here. Let’s look at a recent Nicole post where she misled readers on fish farming:

Naturally Nicole fish farming

Nicole used this image in her article on fish farming, with no credit or attribution.  Wonder where the photo came from?

See that fish farm photo in Nicole’s post?  The one without any credit/attribution?  What’s the source of this image?

Nicole, let me introduce you to Google reverse image search:

Google's reverse image search

Google’s reverse image search.  I simply input “Nicole’s” fish farm image and… voila!  (click/enlarge)

It’s pretty easy.  You feed “Nicole’s” uncredited fish farm image into the Google  search and seconds later… we find out she used a copyrighted image, without permission or attribution, from Shutterstock.com.

Nicole swiped her image

Nicole used a copyrighted image without permission.

 

Nicole, if people are using your content without permission, then you have a legitimate complaint  As dangerous as you are with your horrific misinformation on vaccines, I thought I found one small thing I could support you on.

But now?  Remember that old saying… when you’re pointing one finger at someone, you’ve got three pointing right back at you.

 

 

Image Credits
Naturally Nicole screen snapshots are used in strict compliance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of United States copyright law (commonly known as “fair use law”). This material is distributed without profit with the intent to provide commentary, review, education, parody, and increase public health knowledge.

Kids’ Encyclopedia Britannica screen snapshot (with Shutterstock section) are used in strict compliance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of United States copyright law (commonly known as “fair use law”). This material is distributed without profit with the intent to provide commentary, review, education, parody, and increase public health knowledge.

References
(1) Naturally Nicole Facebook Post
https://www.facebook.com/naturallynicolexo/posts/822171444547313

(2) Kids’ Encyclopedia Britannica
http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-124486/Fish-are-farmed-at-a-seaside-village-on-Hainan-Island

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