Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.
Spinelli International Company, Federico Spinelli, (fspinelli.en.ec21.com)
Spinelli International Company, Federico Spinelli, (fspinelli.en.ec21.com) of Marina Chieti, Italia are just one of the many coin dealers & jewellers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
One of their pages on ec21.com which we reproduce here, is clearly using our Johnson Matthey 100 Gram Gold Bar photograph.
Copyright Abuse is Dishonest
There is a copyright notice at the bottom of all the pages of ec21.com, but it obviously relates to ec21.com rather than its individual members or advertisers.
We have not had time to check but most sites of this type have some rules about respecting copyright, and their members normally have to agree not to infringe copyright as part of signing up.
Spinelli on the other hand seems not to care about copyright. Any established company of any size would be aware of copyright, and be careful about committing copyright abuse.
Who Are Or Is Spinelli?
It is grandly titled, but our guess is that it consists of one person in a grotty apartment living a kind of Walter Mitty existence whereby he deludes himsefl into believing he is a real bigshot businessman doing vast international import export deals.
Whooever Fedorico Spinelli is, he appears to not have the money or intelligence to create a company website.
The wording for this gold bar offers is hugely hilarious, like the script of some long forgotten gangster B-movie.
The very mention of "Swiss Procedure" make us almost die laughing. (Perhaps he is trying to impress a girl into a date, or a rich widow into marrying him).
For your delight entertainment and information, we will quote the text of his advert. We know he is Italian, but he could have checked his spelling of English words using a spell-checker (they are available free online):
Spinelli International Company
Buy Gold Bars
[ Updated: 2008/09/16 ]
We are Looking for Product/Commodity Gold Bars GLD
Fineness 999.9/1000 or better , Halmarks (sic) Status Internationally Accepted
(Good London Delivery GLD Specifications and Standars (sic) Weight 12KG (sic) br>
or 1KG, Current Location Switzerland or Europe. Swiss Procedure Bank to Bank only .
Valid Until 2008/09/16
[ Contact Info ]
Company Spinelli International Company
Address Via Nazionale 65 Fossacesia Marina Chieti 66022 Italy
Contact Federico Spinelli
Company Name Spinelli International Company
Contact Person Mr Federico Spinelli
Company Address Piana La Fara 126, Atessa, Chieti, Italy
Postal/Zip Code 66041
Telephone Number 39 0872 888082
Mobile Number 0039 3482498294
Fax Number 39 0872 888082
Website Spinelli International Company, http://www.bizearch.com/company/Spinelli_International_Company_136828.htm
We have invested considerable time, effort, money, and other resources into creating some of the best photographs of coins and gold bars on the internet. We employ a number of specialist photographers, currently two of them with three photography degrees between them. Even then, we have a perpetual backlog of items waiting to be photographed, processed, and added to our websites. It is therefore extremely annoying and frustrating to find competitors stealing our images to use in direct competition with us.
It's strange that considering Spinelli International Company only seems to trade in 1 kilo and 12 kilo gold bars, that he could only afford to steal our photo of a measly 100 gram bar. We would have thought he could have afforded to nick a picture of a bigger bar.
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
Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-
Spinelli International Company's Buy Gold Bars Page
Johnson Matthey 100 Grammes Cast Gold Bar