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.
Gold Investments of London run by Mike Temple are just one of the many dishonest gold & coin dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
On their "Purchase" or "Shop" page http://www.goldinvestments.co.uk/shop/, which we reproduce here, they are clearly using our krugerrand, Canadian gold maple leaf, Australian gold nugget, and gold sovereigns images, and we are still checking the remainder.
Gold Investments About Us Page
Gold Investments is a family-owned business, which has been trading gold since 1981 and is listed in the directory of recognised suppliers on the World Gold Council website.
Headed up by Mike Temple, who has over 50 years experience and knowledge in the investment markets, the business prides itself in offering a personal service to all it's (sic) clients.
Moving forward with the Internet era, Gold Investments is the only bullion house who now offer the ability to buy gold online with live prices via their website backed up with the same personal service.
After investment into eligible gold bullion bars and coins became officially free of VAT throughout the EU, Gold investments offered a friendly and professional face to investment, and continues to do so to this day.
We always hold a wide range of coins and bars in our bank vaults for immediate delivery and all coins and bars quoted are in stock.We offer several ways of buying gold bullion.
Click on the purchase tab above to buy at live prices with one click. All your purchases will be posted by special delivery within two days. We now also offer a free service of Gold Alerts, where we will send you an automated email notifying you when your preferred purchase price on a coin or bar you want to purchase has been reached. Please call the office or email our sales team on email@example.com to find out more
We also deal on the phone, so please call xxxx for a price and, if you are happy, you can decide to deal and the price is then fixed. You must then arrange a time and day to come in to collect with either cash, a bankers draft or with your debit card as we hold all gold at our bank vaults and hold no gold in our office. Alternatively you can send a cheque or transfer the money via CHAPS and we can post the gold by special delivery or hold it for you to collect.
If you decide not to take delivery of the gold and would prefer for us to store it for you we set aside and hold your metal at our vaults at HSBC. We charge £2 plus VAT per ounce annually and send you a certificate of ownership. You can take delivery of your gold at any time.
If you wish to purchase unallocated gold, Gold Investments will act as agents on your behalf. Normally the minimum purchase is 100oz of gold and 10000 oz of silver but we will negotiate. You would have a general entitlement to the gold but no specific gold is put aside. Normally no storage or insurance charges are made and a Certificate of Ownership is issued.
If you have any questions please call the office on xxxx for a completely informal chat. For institutional clients, please ask for Mike Temple.
John Clark: John was a bullion trader with Sharps Pixley for 28 years before joining Gold Investments as a trader in 1993.
Jan Price: Jan provides admin support and general management to Gold Investments, as well as being one of the senior traders, and has been with us for 27 years.
Carol Temple: Carol has been working with the company for 20 years, helping with the secretarial work.
First, and most obvious. Gold Investments have taken and used our copyright images without our consent or prior knowledge. This is a clear breach of our Intellectual Property Rights. We call it image theft, and it is dishonest. It is also unprofessional.
If the company is an important well established bullion dealer, then surely it could afford to take its own photographs, buy them from an image library, or commission them from a professional photographer. Instead it appear to have chosen to steal our pictures. Apart from exposing them as cheapskates, it is unfair competition.
- "Gold Investments is the only bullion house who now offer the ability to buy gold online with live prices..." This is untrue, we have this facility, and so do a number of other coin and bullion dealers.
- Gold Investments expect their customers to trust them with the storage of high value assets, yet they cannot be trusted not to steal images.
- "The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is the one of the purest gold coins of regular issue in the world, with a gold content of .9999 millesimal fineness (24 carats). It was introduced in 1979." This is inaccurate. The first gold maples, from 1979 to 1982 were only .999 fine gold; from 1983 onwards they were indeed .9999 fine, but strangely GI show a photograph of one of the new .99999 (5x9s) maples. Don't they know any of this?
- ©2008 Gold Investments. Gold Investments have not only used our copyright images, but are claiming ownership of the copyright of them.
- We suspect they may try to pass off the copyright infringements as the fault of 3wise Internet Solutions( 3wise-solutions.com). but GI should be responsible for the actions of their agents.
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
Copyright Infringements Remedies
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Other Copyright Abuse
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Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-
Gold Investments Krugerrands Page
Reverse of 1974 Krugerrand
Reverse of 5x9s Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin
Reverse of 1990 Australian Gold Nugget Coin with Red Kangaroo
Reverse of British Gold Sovereign