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Shacks Gold & Copyright Theft
Shacks Gold, actually David Shackleton of Locust Grove, VA, USA is yet another dishonest website owner / 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.

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

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david.shackleton @usmc.mil David Shackleton

Domain Name Record
According to Whois Search:

MAGTF Planners
Shackleton, David
PO Box 405
Locust Grove, VA 22508
US
Domain name: shacksgold.com
Administrative Contact:
MAGTF Planners david.shackleton @usmc.mil
Shackleton, David
PO Box 405
Locust Grove, VA 22508
US
352-684-7889 Fax:
Technical Contact:
Netfirms Inc.
Manager, Domains
5160 Yonge St., 1800
Toronto, ON M2N6L9
CA
416661 2100 Fax: 4166610700
Registrar of Record: Netfirms Inc.
Record expires on 2010-04-17.
Record created on 2007-04-17.
Database last updated on 2010-03-30 11:56:21.

"MAGTF Planners" owns about 5 other domains
Email Search: david.shackleton @usmc.mil is associated with about 6 domains

What's Wrong?
It is dishonest and unethical to pirate and steal other people's work by using high quality copyright photographs without the owner's consent. To do so in competition with them is doubly devious. We can partially understand why they do it; it is quick and easy (but then so is robbing people).
In this case David Shackleton, owner of "Shacks Gold" could not be bothered to take the time and trouble of photographing a gold coins, himself, or paying a professional photographer to do it for him, so decided it was quicker and easier to steal ours instead. They probably also thought we would not notice.
For these reasons, we conclude that David Shackleton, and Shacks Gold are dishonest and unethical, and we recommend anybody to avoid doing business with them. If they will cheat us by stealing our photographs, what would they do to you for your gold coins or stamps, or your money?

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

Buying Gold Coins & Bars on eBay

Selling Gold Coins & Bars on eBay

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:-

Shacks Gold's Gold Coins Page
Shacks Gold's Gold Coins Page

Other Copyright Abuse

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