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Numista Xavier Rogé Roubaix, France ( & 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.

Numista Xavier Rogé & Copyright Theft
Numista Xavier Roubaix, France (, are just one of the many coin & bullion websites worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission.
Many pages of their website use our high quality copyright coin photographs without our permission, and without any credit or link in contravention of our copyright license terms.

More About Numista Page

More about Numista
Numista is based on a world coin catalogue which grows thanks to visitor contribution. It offers many services for numismatist such as an online collection managing system, tools to easily exchange with other collectors and a forum.
Created in March 2007, the website is still administered by its founder Xavier ( He is now helped by a team to verify and improve the catalogue: 7475laurent, b2933, gef, Ginger, M@verick, madatet, Makake77, Myszu2, PatGav, SmartOneKg, sylvied, TONY28 and vince13. Most coin images was given by Numista visitors. Some come from websites which have kindly given the authorization to use their pictures:
Ingemars Myntsida
Mis Monedas
World Coin Gallery
Legal information:
This personnal website is hosted by SARL O.V.H. - 140, quai du sartel - 59100 Roubaix - France.

Copyright Theft is Dishonest - Can You Trust This Website?
Using other people's copyright images is illegal, it is dishonest, and it is unethical.
Although Numista purports to be a member "forum", the "collections" of coins in it are not identified as belonging to any particular member. Because of this, we are unable to tell whether the site actually is some kind of coin cummunity forum, or is simply a marketing tool for its owner to sell or buy coins on his own account.
There are a number of links to websites which are stated to have given their authorisation to use their images, but we have checked all these sites, and none appear, at least on a quick search, to use any of our images.
There is no easy way for us to identify which "member" has uploasd our images, short of trying to make a purchase or sale enquiry, whcih may still not reveal this information.
We conclude that either Zavier, or one of more of his helper team have copied our images.
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, website, company, or its members.
Copyright infringement is theft.

Test Searches
A search for "sovereign" gave 49 results, of which 34 were ours!
3 on page 1, 4 on page 2, 8 on page 3, 8 on page 4, 9 on page 5
We tried another search for "Churchill", and found 4 out of 7 results were ours.
A third search, this time a browse for United Kingdom coins, showed 2 of our 10 on the first page. We did not continue to check all 602 UK coins.
An "Alderney" search contained 16 of our coins out of 22 examples.
An advanced search for Australia gold found 28 coins out of 30 were ours!

Out of 15,494 coins shown on the website, it would be difficult for us to ascertain without a considerable amount of detective work, but it could be more than half, judging by the quick statistical survey we have made so far.

Domain Search

Domain name:
Rogé Xavier, office #294125
c/o OwO, BP80157
59053, Roubaix Cedex 1
Administrative Contact:
Rogé Xavier, office #294125
c/o OwO, BP80157
59053, Roubaix Cedex 1
Technical Contact:
Rogé Xavier, office #294125
c/o OwO, BP80157
59053, Roubaix Cedex 1
Billing Contact:
Rogé Xavier, office #294125
c/o OwO, BP80157
59053, Roubaix Cedex 1
Registrar of Record: OVH.
Record last updated on 2010-01-27.
Record expires on 2011-01-27.
Record created on 2008-01-27.

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).

Update - January 2011
Our images which are used on the Numista website now contain a copyright notice that link to our homepage.

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 Copyright Abuse

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

Numista Xavier Rogé of California Sovereign Page
Numista Xavier Rogé of California Sovereign Page

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