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Tomgrad( & Copyright Theft
Tomgrad Tomaž Frumen s.p. ( of Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenia is yet another dishonest website owner who has used our copyright images without permission.

Copyright Theft is Dishonest - Can You Trust This Dealer?
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.

Tomgrad's "Home or Index" Page

Who would have thought such honest (although they do not claim this) respectable people would resort to stealing images from their competitors?

What's Wrong?
Using the work of other people to pass off as your own is dishonest.
Tomgrad appears to be a Construction and Design company, but we can identify at least one of the photos on Tomgrad's "CANADA MAPLE LEAF GOLD COIN" (April 23, 2010) page as using our photograph. This is the Canadian One Ounce Gold Maple Coin Reverse.

Our Opinion
We found this through an extremely dodgy looking link on the Gold Alert website. Whether there is any connection between the two, we do not know, but the Gold Alert site appears to host malware (viruses, trojans, etc.)

Copyright - Innocent Infringement?
There is apparently such a thing as "innocent copyright infringement), however we believe that it is extremely rare. If people do not realise it is wrong, this is possibly because they prefer and choose to remain ignorant.
In any case, this particular infringer has a copyright notice on each page of his website stating "Copyright © 2009 Tomgrad"!

Domain Lookup

Registration Service Provided By: HITROST.COM d.o.o.
Domain name:
Registrant Contact:
Gordana Svensek s.p.
Silvo Moi ()
Janeva gora 56
Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenija 2352
Administrative Contact:
Gordana Svensek s.p.
Silvo Moi
Fax: +386.41419526
Janeva gora 56
Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenija 2352
Technical Contact:
Gordana Svensek s.p.
Silvo Moi
Fax: +386.41419526 Janeva gora 56
Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenija 2352
Status: Locked
Name Servers:
Creation date: 25 Nov 2009 12:39:48
Expiration date: 25 Nov 2010 12:39:48

Malware Virus
When we tried to access one page on which was showing a copy of our gold maple leaf coin, we saw a Malware Alert.
We are still trying to investigate this further, but are being cautious because of the nature of any potential threat to our computer security.
According to Google Image Search, the copy of our images was actually hosted at:
Although right-clicking and looking at "Properties" shows it to be at:
Clearly there is something very fishy about one or both of these sites, we have yet to figure out what.

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

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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

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

Tomgrad's Bullion Page
Tomgrad's Bullion Page

Our Images

Reverse of 2008 Canadian One Ounce Gold Maple Leaf Coin
Reverse of 2008 Canadian One Ounce Gold Maple Leaf Coin

Other Copyright Abuse


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