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Gold Measures (, & Copyright Theft
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 Measures (, & Copyright Theft
Gold Measures ( are just one of the many coin & bullion dealers worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
At least three of the pages of their website use numerous of our high quality copyright gold bar photographs without our permission.
Their "Bullion Hallmarks" (shown) page uses our photos.

Copyright Theft is Dishonest - Can You Trust This Dealer or Website?
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 reputable company would resort to stealing images from their competitors?
There is a copyright notice at the bottom of every page on Gold Measures's website, so they can't claim innocent infringement or ignorance. Copyright infringement is theft.

About Us Page
Typically for this type of shite site, there is no "About Us" page.

Bullion Hallmarks Page

Bullion Hallmarks
| author: NZ_Andy
Itís important to know where your bullion comes from unless you want to have each bar individually assayed (Costly)
Below are hallmarks you may come across with pictures to help identify them.
Please make comments on this post if you have information to add and I will keep it updated.
January 22, 2009
Australian Bullion Company (ABC) A well known buyer and supplier of precious metals based in Sydney
Academy Corporation Located in Albuquerque, NM.
Academy bullion products have become quite popular with the new CNC machined silver bar! (Top)
Engelhard A known and trusted US brand of bullion
Engelhard stopped turning out silver bars in the mid-1980s,
Credit Suisse PAMP
a major refinery, produces Credit Suisse bullion bars. Credit Suisse is a major Swiss bank, which has a long history of selling precious metal bars with the Credit Suisse name stamped on them.
Johnson Matthey Global well known refiner of precious metals
Pan american A large silver mining company.
Bars with the Pan American logo are not produced by Pan American but by the Northwest Territorial Mint.
Perth Mint The Perth mint refines basically all of the silver and gold produced in Australia and New Zealand, a globally well known product.
PWB - Precious Metal Services, established in 1976, Peter W Beck is a privately owned and operated company located in Adelaide, South Australia. They are less well know but an acknowledged / accepted refiner and producer of bullion products.
Rand Refinery Limited
Based in South Africa , they claim to be the world's largest GOLD refinery. They are the only mint to produce the world famous Krugerrands
Wall Street Mint
100-oz silver bars, were first produced in 2002, they are produced by an extrusion process so they are exactly the same dimensions, which make them well suited for stacking.

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"Domains by Proxy, Inc." owns about 631 other domains

Domains by Proxy, Inc
Domains by Proxy, Inc claims to exist to help individuals from having their names and addresses made public, which we believe is probably fair. Nominet in the UK allow private non-trading individuals to withhold their address details. However, it is obvious that there must be many individuals who wish to avoid publication of their details for other reasons.
There are many reasons we could imagine which would make it desirable for individuals to conceal their identity and whereabouts, including being criminals, terrorists, copyright abusers, child pornographers.
Domains by Proxy appear to be equally happy to protect these undesirable elements of our society. They do publish a "Subpoena Policies" page on their website, which states that they charge the enquirer or complainant for "compliance costs", which we believe could be an attempt to obstruct anybody with legal reasons for wishing to know the identity of domain registrants.

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 Gold Measures could not be bothered to take the time and trouble of photographing any gold coins for themselves, or paying a professional photographer to do it for them, 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 Gold Measures 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, your precious metal or your money?

The Photos

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

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 Copyright Abuse

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

Gold Measures Sell Your Gold Coins Page
Gold Measures Sell Your Gold Coins Page

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Our Johnson Matthey 50 Gram Cast Square Gold Bullion Bar Photograph
Our Johnson Matthey 50 Gram Cast Square Gold Bullion Bar Photograph

Our 1915 Austrian Gold 100 Coronas Reverse Photograph
Our 1915 Austrian Gold 100 Coronas Reverse Photograph


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