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Full Gold Sovereign (fullgoldsovereign.com) & Copyright Theft
Full Gold Sovereign (fullgoldsovereign.com) Michael McHugh of Altrincham, Cheshire is yet another dishonest dealer who has used our copyright images without permission.

Copyright Theft is Dishonest - Can You Trust This Dealer?
Using other people's copyright images is illegal, it is dishonest, and it is unethical. Using the hard work of a fellow dealer to sell the same goods in competition with him demonstrates an extremely low standard of ethics. We would not recommend anybody to transact business with this person or company.

Full Gold Sovereign's Victoria Page

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Who would have thought such honest (although they do not claim this) respectable people would resort to stealing images from their competitors?

What's Wrong?
Using the work of other people to pass off as your own is dishonest. We can identify at least one of the coins on Full Gold Sovereign's Victoria page as using both our photographs (obverse and reverse). This is the 1845 sovereign.
According to the source code for this page, this pair of images were uploaded in March 2009.
We also think some of the other photographs look familiar, and suspect that more of them may be ours, but without investing considerable time and energy, we cannot positively identify which of our images they are (we do update and improve our photographs continually, and do not always retain copies of all our older images.
In addition, the images used on Full Gold Sovereign's site are quite small at about 100 x 99 pixels, making it more difficult to compare accurately.
There is little doubt that Full Gold Sovereign's have copied more of their images from other sources, without the permission of the copyright owners.
All the images have incorrect "Alt" tags. Those on the 1845 state 1837 front (for the reverse) which is the wrong way round, and 1837 back for the obverse.
There is a blank space for 1840 and 1867, so it may be that the page's author does not know that these dates do not exist.
The coin stated to be an "1849 full gold sovereign" is in fact a half sovereign, demonstating the ignorance and lack of expertise of the author.
From 1871 to 1887 inclusive, there is a mixture of shield and St George reverse types, with no explanation that for most dates, both types exist. Anybody hoping to gain knowledge by using this site would be badly let down in this regard, and would be in danger of going away badly informed.
In 1887, there were three design types of sovereign, but only one is shown.

Our Opinion
The entire website is almost completely useless, and contains little or no original content. We believe all the images are available elsewhere, the site is not compete, with a number of almost blank pages, and the information contained is wrong or misleading in numerous places.
It shows poor quality in other respects. It is tautological to say ~"full sovereign", and "full gold sovereign" is even worse. All sovereigns are made of gold, so this is triply tautological.
The image captions are all in lower case as though the author could not be bothered to format them. (We prefer capital letters for the first letter of each major word, other use all capitals, which is at least an improvement on all lower case). Perhaps the author is more used to texting, or maybe has the typing ability of a cockroach, and is called Archy.

Copyright - Innocent Infringement?
There is apparently such a thing as "innocent copyright infringement), however we believe that it is extremely rare. If people do not realise it is wrong, this is possibly because they prefer and choose to remain ignorant.
In any case, this particular infringer has a copyright notice on each page of his website stating "Copyright 2009 Full Gold Sovereign"!

Anonymous!
As often happens with this type of low quality website, there is no "About Us" page, and no clue as to the owner or author. We think sites like this should be avoided.
To find more, we performed a domain search:

Registrant:
Michael McHugh
13 Park Drive
Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 6QU
GB
Domain name: FULLGOLDSOVEREIGN.COM
Administrative Contact:
McHugh, Michael
mastermchugh@gmail.com
13 Park Drive
Altrincham, Cheshire WA15 6QU
GB
+44.07729468147
Technical Contact:
Ltd, Webfusion
5 Roundwood Avenue
Stockley Park
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1FF
GB
+44.8712309525 Fax: +44.8701650437
Registration Service Provider:
08712309525
08709126612 (fax
) http://www.123-reg.co.uk

Michael McHugh" owns about 81 other domains
Email Search: mastermchugh@gmail.com is associated with about 3 domains

Copyright Notice
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.

Copyright Infringements Remedies
Our suggested draft remedies for copyright abusers dependent on category - competitors, bloggers, pseudo-expert & advice sites acting as eBay & Google portals, eBay & other auction site sellers.

Other Copyright Abuse

Other Copyright Abuse

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Copyright Thieves on eBay
We already have a page naming and shaming dealers using our images without permission. It's time we did the same for eBay, although if we include them all, this could be a very long page.

Alphabetical Listing of Other Copyright Theft Sites

Other Scams

Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-

Full Gold Sovereign's Bullion Page
Full Gold Sovereign's Bullion Page

Our Images

Obverse of 1845 Sovereign
Obverse of 1845 Sovereign

Reverse of 1845 Sovereign
Reverse of 1845 Sovereign

Other Copyright Abuse

 


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