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Complaint Review: Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins And Currency

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  • Submitted: Fri, February 01, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, July 19, 2009

  • Reported By:Orangeburg South Carolina
Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins And Currency
435 County Rd Box 757 Monument Beach, Massachusetts U.S.A.

Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins And Currency Shameless theft of scanned images Monument Beach Massachusetts

*Author of original report: Violation is still ongoing

*Author of original report: Violation is still ongoing

*Author of original report: Violation is still ongoing

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Situation Resolved

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Mr. Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency (kmmcoinsandcurrency.com) has been stealing scanned photos from banknotes.com for years. He's been using them for his own business. In addition to that (this one is not an offense) he's been selling those items for less. We are not here to compete with him, we welcome his business, but the fact that he's using our scans without our permission is not nice. So he not only stole our images without saying even thanks nor asking for our permission, but he's been using them even after we asked him to stop. He has been contacted before requesting to remove all the stolen property of ours from his website and his Ebay auctions containing our stolen scans were shut down. Unfortunately Mr. Kevin Marshall is still shamelessly using our scans. If you are a customer of his, please note that you are supporting theft of our property by buying from this man's company website. It sure is useful for you to pay less for some of the banknotes, and we understand that, but please ask him to remove all the stolen scans from his website first. If this post does not help we may take more serious measures available to us in the United States.

Mr. Kevin Marshall wrote to us that he has the right to use our scans for his own business (our comment: ???) since as he noted it is a public property once we post it on the internet. Make your own judgement and decision.

Please note the following information as well: banknotes.com/copyrite.htm
Mr. Kevin Marshall does not respect it. Do you?

Please also note that we posted Mr. Kevin Marshall's phone number (555-555-5555) exactly as it appears in his domain's WHOIS information at: http://whois.domaintools.com/kmmcoinsandcurrency.com
We believe his phone number is not correct, but you may attempt to contact him by mail or via email.

Andrew
Orangeburg, South Carolina
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/01/2008 12:39 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kevin-Marshall-KMM-Enterprises-KMM-Coins-And-Currency/Monument-Beach-Massachusetts-02553/Kevin-Marshall-KMM-Enterprises-KMM-Coins-And-Currency-Shameless-theft-of-scanned-image-305252. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Violation is still ongoing

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

In response to Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency 's rebuttal let me post some links and pictures to show that Kevin Marshall is still using many stolen images from our website. I will post links to SCREEN SHOTS (made today) of Kevin Marshall's website:

1. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/GR118.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9561/kmmcoins2.jpg

2. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/BR211.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6808/kmmcoins3.jpg

3. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/BG83.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4397/kmmcoins4.jpg

These are just 3 out of many examples still on Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency 's website.

Kevin Marshall's response to us was different than his post here. He noted that he is entitled to our images since it is as he said is a public property. He never told us he will remove them from his site. Instead he ignored our further correspondence and continues using many of our images.

As we mentioned before, we welcome everyone and we are not here to compete pricewise. Instead, we are happy that there are dealers who sell for a bargain, because many colectors can afford those notes that way. Yet theft of individual intellectual property is immoral, impudent and is punishable by law.
The pricing of Kevin Marshall's business alone had no influence to our decision to post about this violation in public.

There will always be those looking for a bargain, who will buy goods no matter who is selling them. It's just a matter of respect for intellectual property laws and self-respect. And as far as I know USA and many other countries are known for it's respect to intellectual laws.
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#2 Author of original report

Violation is still ongoing

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

In response to Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency 's rebuttal let me post some links and pictures to show that Kevin Marshall is still using many stolen images from our website. I will post links to SCREEN SHOTS (made today) of Kevin Marshall's website:

1. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/GR118.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9561/kmmcoins2.jpg

2. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/BR211.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6808/kmmcoins3.jpg

3. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/BG83.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4397/kmmcoins4.jpg

These are just 3 out of many examples still on Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency 's website.

Kevin Marshall's response to us was different than his post here. He noted that he is entitled to our images since it is as he said is a public property. He never told us he will remove them from his site. Instead he ignored our further correspondence and continues using many of our images.

As we mentioned before, we welcome everyone and we are not here to compete pricewise. Instead, we are happy that there are dealers who sell for a bargain, because many colectors can afford those notes that way. Yet theft of individual intellectual property is immoral, impudent and is punishable by law.
The pricing of Kevin Marshall's business alone had no influence to our decision to post about this violation in public.

There will always be those looking for a bargain, who will buy goods no matter who is selling them. It's just a matter of respect for intellectual property laws and self-respect. And as far as I know USA and many other countries are known for it's respect to intellectual laws.
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#3 Author of original report

Violation is still ongoing

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

In response to Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency 's rebuttal let me post some links and pictures to show that Kevin Marshall is still using many stolen images from our website. I will post links to SCREEN SHOTS (made today) of Kevin Marshall's website:

1. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/GR118.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9561/kmmcoins2.jpg

2. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/BR211.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6808/kmmcoins3.jpg

3. Original source and scanned by: http://www.banknotes.com/BG83.JPG

Used by Kevin Marshall: http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4397/kmmcoins4.jpg

These are just 3 out of many examples still on Kevin Marshall - KMM Enterprises - KMM Coins and Currency 's website.

Kevin Marshall's response to us was different than his post here. He noted that he is entitled to our images since it is as he said is a public property. He never told us he will remove them from his site. Instead he ignored our further correspondence and continues using many of our images.

As we mentioned before, we welcome everyone and we are not here to compete pricewise. Instead, we are happy that there are dealers who sell for a bargain, because many colectors can afford those notes that way. Yet theft of individual intellectual property is immoral, impudent and is punishable by law.
The pricing of Kevin Marshall's business alone had no influence to our decision to post about this violation in public.

There will always be those looking for a bargain, who will buy goods no matter who is selling them. It's just a matter of respect for intellectual property laws and self-respect. And as far as I know USA and many other countries are known for it's respect to intellectual laws.
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#4 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Situation Resolved

AUTHOR: Kevin - (U.S.A.)

We were contacted by John and I as the owner of the company terminated the employee who posted the images it took some time but all images were removed and replaced with our own images.

I understand John's frustration and did act in a timely manner although it seems it was not fast enough for John.

We are a honest company that has over 3500 positive feedbacks on ebay and we over a great product at discounted prices.

For John to think we intentionally used his images is totally false and I would suspect he is not happy due to the fact our pricing is significantly lower than his.

You as the consumer can make your own judgement in this matter and consider my response as an end to this mistake on our part.

The buck stops at my desk as the owner and I did take drastic measures in terminating the employment of the person responsible for this mistake

Thank you for reading and please consider us in your future collecting purchases

Sincerely

Kevin Marshall
President/CEO
Kmm Coins and Currency
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