Who is Jake? (RolexMagazine) and why did he steal my picture?

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Who is Jake? (RolexMagazine) and why did he steal my picture?

Joined: November 29th, 2007, 6:14 am

March 8th, 2012, 3:30 am #1

He stole my picture and then had the audacity to question their authenticity! Talk about nerve! (and you can all ad a few words that I'm trying to hold back...)...

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/v ... icane.html
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Joined: May 7th, 2006, 5:02 pm

March 8th, 2012, 4:19 am #2

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Joined: October 30th, 2005, 10:28 pm

March 8th, 2012, 5:05 am #3

He stole my picture and then had the audacity to question their authenticity! Talk about nerve! (and you can all ad a few words that I'm trying to hold back...)...

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/v ... icane.html
These watches are all 100% authentic .
Have owned them all
He did not due proper research.....
DMM
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Joined: August 18th, 2003, 8:42 am

March 8th, 2012, 7:29 am #4

Is what I call blogs like this. People with way too much time on their hands who does readers digest styled blogs with none or very little original content.

Personally, I'd rather read VRF or thepurists any day of the week

M

http://www.tudorcollector.com
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Joined: August 2nd, 2007, 1:28 pm

March 8th, 2012, 7:46 am #5

read his demented opinions on the USA presidents, and LBJ in particular. he practically has him convicted of killing JFK merely by interpreting some facial expressions in historical photos!

great entertainment
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Joined: October 15th, 2007, 8:14 am

March 8th, 2012, 10:24 am #6

He stole my picture and then had the audacity to question their authenticity! Talk about nerve! (and you can all ad a few words that I'm trying to hold back...)...

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/v ... icane.html
As he does not distingue a Date 1530 from an Oysterquartz 17000???
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Joined: November 2nd, 2005, 8:46 pm

March 8th, 2012, 12:37 pm #7

He stole my picture and then had the audacity to question their authenticity! Talk about nerve! (and you can all ad a few words that I'm trying to hold back...)...

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/v ... icane.html
while calling the mail nasty chaqnged his wiew to that they are genuine

im surprised he put up my coment

cheers
christian
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Joined: October 13th, 2003, 5:24 pm

March 8th, 2012, 1:15 pm #8

He stole my picture and then had the audacity to question their authenticity! Talk about nerve! (and you can all ad a few words that I'm trying to hold back...)...

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/v ... icane.html
I also have my own blog too, but on my blog it is my own picture of watches I had or still own. I hate when bloggers jack other peoples pictures.. What is up with that? He stole my scan from one of the Rolex fourms I belong too..NOT COOL Jake..who ever he is..GET YOUR PICS BRO! Take my picture OFF your site..

Arthur

Scroll down to his post of:
This photo of Yellow Gold Rolex GMT bezels reminds me of onion rings...
http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html


Last edited by aakviper on March 8th, 2012, 1:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: July 31st, 2008, 8:16 am

March 8th, 2012, 1:34 pm #9

while calling the mail nasty chaqnged his wiew to that they are genuine

im surprised he put up my coment

cheers
christian
Hi Christian & Morgan,

-------------Christian------------

I don't know why you are surprised

The truth is that I originally published the image with a story saying how cool the watches were. I was mesmerized by them and I tried to do research on them, but could not find any background.

So I put up a story and mentioned how cool I thought they were. I also mentioned that if anyone knew more about the models, to please email me so I could add more information.

At the time, in 2008, I had a friend who proclaimed to be a Rolex "Expert." He was much, much older than I and had been wearing Rolex watches since before I was born. I talked to him on the phone, and asked "Did you see the story I wrote on The Rolex Corvette!?!?!" I remember staring at that photo for hours in awe of how cool those watches were, and I genuinely wanted to learn more.

My Rolex "Expert" friend responded by chastising me and saying something like "Those are fake. Don't embarrass yourself. You must delete that post" I asked him how he knew they were fake. We argued about it for about a half-hour. I finally said, "I am not going to take the photo down, because they look real to me. I will put up a "Questionable Authenticity" label on the image, and hopefully one day somebody will write in to prove you wrong." He laughed at me.

The funny thing is that day came yesterday, four years later, when I got your snarky comment as well as the email from the person who took the image.

The supreme irony in this is that all I do on Jake's Rolex World is genuinely try to showcase true Rolex history, while destroying all the false myths.


---------------Morgan-----------------

Morgan, I also find it to be extremely ironic that you called my work product "Google Journalism"

You said:

"Google Journalism March 8 2012, 1:29 AM

Is what I call blogs like this. People with way too much time on their hands who does readers digest styled blogs with none or very little original content.

Personally, I'd rather read VRF or thepurists any day of the week

M

http://www.tudorcollector.com"

So just out of curiosity Morgan, you realize that as a fellow blogger, you are a complete hypocrite? I would never refers to www.TudorCollector.com as Google Journalism!?!?!?

And, you suggested that Jake's Rolex World is a "readers digest styled blog with none or very little content."

My question is how would you know if you don't read my work? Did you read the story I did a few weeks ago on the founder of COMEX? Henri-Geramin Dealuze was a friend of mine, and I got him to even take photos for my readers of him wearing his COMEX Rolex SEA-DWELLER:

http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/r ... under.html

And by the way, in my COMEX story I busted the false myth that said that COMEX co-developed the SEA-DWELLER with Rolex, when in reality Rolex developed the SEA-DWELLER with the U.S. Navy SEA-LAB.

It is just fascinating to me that I have single-handedly researched, discovered and published more real Rolex history than any other human being on earth, and the best you can do is insult me by referring to my research and work-product the way you have...

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Joined: July 31st, 2008, 8:16 am

March 8th, 2012, 1:47 pm #10

I also have my own blog too, but on my blog it is my own picture of watches I had or still own. I hate when bloggers jack other peoples pictures.. What is up with that? He stole my scan from one of the Rolex fourms I belong too..NOT COOL Jake..who ever he is..GET YOUR PICS BRO! Take my picture OFF your site..

Arthur

Scroll down to his post of:
This photo of Yellow Gold Rolex GMT bezels reminds me of onion rings...
http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008_06_01_archive.html


Hi Arthur,

I stole nothing from you or anybody else. RolexMagazine.com and Jake's Rolex World are an editorial publication, and as such have the legal right, under the Fair Use Doctrine to publish copyrighted images without the permission of the copyright holder.

"Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test. The term fair use originated in the United States. A similar principle, fair dealing, exists in some other common law jurisdictions. Civil law jurisdictions have other limitations and exceptions to copyright."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

Arthur, I can't seriously believe you are so self-aggrandizing. I shared your image with my readers so they could enjoy it in the same spirit in which you published them. By the way, putting ugly water-marks or graphics on top of your images, with a copyright designation is just about as self-aggrandizing as it gets. Doing so is basically like getting a tattoo. The only person who things their tattoo looks good, is the person who got it.

Jake
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