Using Copied Krugerrand Obverse Image

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 n Stones Trading is just one of the many coin dealers, bloggers & websites worldwide who commit copyright theft by using our copyright images without our permission. On their website, a page of which we reproduce here, they are clearly using our Krugerrand Obverse photograph.

Sample Listing

In 1967 The South African Kruggerand – a gold coin, was minted and for decades has caused waves and controversy world-wide.

The aim of the Krugerrand was so that it could be converted into any currency globally so that it could promote South Africa’s mint.

It is interesting that by 1980, the Krugerrand formed 90% of the coin market internationally – this is regardless of the fact that there were certain countries that refused to have anything to do with Krugerrands due to the then apartheid policies of South Africa.

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. We can partially understand why they do it; it is quick and easy (but then so is robbing people).


Domain Name:

Riccardo Burgio

Tel: +27.214240040

Registrant’s Address:
118 St Georges Mall Cape Town
Cape Town

Hetzner (Pty) Ltd

Relevant Dates:
Registration Date: 2008-10-31
Renewal Date: 2015-10-31

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