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.
Accent Rare Coins
Accent Rare Coins of USA, 1-800-928-6468, via their Yahoo shop, are just one of the many coin dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission. On their page http://store.yahoo.com/goldcoins/kruggerands.html, which we partially reproduce here, they are clearly using our 1974 Krugerrand obverse and reverse images.
Interestingly, nowhere on their site can we find any mention of their address, only a telephone number.
Same Phone Number as Austin Coins
The telephone number given for Accent is the same as that on Austin Coins' website, so we should probably not be surprised that if one of them steals our images, the other does too.
Another thing we noticed about Accent / Austin is that there appears to be a network of websites which all interlink, pretend to have different identities, but are probably all owned and operated by the same companies. On the Krugerrands page of Accent Rare Coins, for example is a list of "recommended sites".
RECOMMENDED SITES FOR GOLD COINS & RARE COINS
These links point to 15 different websites, but our guess is that they are different aliases used by the same company, but made to appear different, some intended to appear as impartial information and advice sites, each recommending as number of sources for buying and selling gold silver or platinum coins and bullion, the sources recommended, not surprisingly, being Austin, Accent, and others from the same stable.
Austin Rare Coins & Bullion | Free Gold Profit Report | Rare Coins dot Com | Rare Coin Museum | Live Gold Prices
Capitol Coin Collecting | American Eagles | US Mint Research | Gold Coins Specifications | Shipwreck Coins
Gold Bullion Coins Research | SilverInfo.net | Gold Prices | The Austin Report | Silver Dollars
Multiple Sites - Good or Bad
We do not wish to imply that merely by having more than one website, there is any ill intention. We ourselves have over 10 websites, the difference is that although most of our sites have a different layout and design, we clearly state that they are all connected, and our company name, address and full contact details are all clearly shown and easily accessible on every site. The reason for our multiple sites is that each deals in specific areas of specialisation. In the case of Accent / Austin it appears to be done to confuse the customers into thinking they have a choice of different companies.
We could not resist mentioning that in the URL we quote above, the word Krugerrands is mispelled as kruggerands!
United States Rare Coin & Bullion Reserve
A full page advert in the Daily Telegraph, from an almost familiar address, and some rather misleading claims.
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
We have shown our own images so that you can compare.
Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-
Accent Rare Coins Yahoo Shops Page
Accent Rare Coins Krugerrands Page
Obverse of 1974 Krugerrand
Reverse of 1974 Krugerrand