By chance in approving comments, one of our interns noticed that a lot of them were coming from the same ip.
It appears all the comments defending iStockphoto came from the same ip address…. and that address is also used by an iStockphoto employee.
Here is a screenshot from my comments (click to see full size):
When I asked “tyler” why he keeps posting from the same ip under different names, he responded with:
I promise you I’m only posting as myself. Though you’ve got me curious and I’m going to ask around.
Right, I mean ’cause that makes sense… It’s the same ip, same browser, hell, same toolbar, operating system and everything..
But it’s for sure not you. I mean, really? The company that sells stolen images? Why would you do something like that?