RENNTECH fails Copyright Infringement 101

In this digital age of the internets, there's no way to lock down the content you produce and then publish for all to see. Your words, photos and videos can be stolen from right under your nose and you'll likely never find out about it. Unless whoever stole your stuff emails it right back to you. That's the position in which we found ourselves today after reading a press release emailed to us by RENNTECH. Seems the famous Mercedes-Benz tuner is getting into the business of modifying Bentleys. Its first product is an ECU module that'll bump the power output of Crewe's twin-turbo W12 from 552 horsepower 625.

We were confused, however, when browsing the high-res photos that RENNTECH sent along in the press kit. Perhaps that's because three of them are ours. I should know, I'm the one who reviewed the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur back in August, 2006. I'm also the one who photographed it in a mall parking lot, so I knew right away that my babies had been stolen despite RENNTECH's pitiful attempt at photoshopping away the evidence (I meant for the parking lot stripes to reflect off the sheetmetal, thank you very much!). We're not the type to get too worked up over a thing like this, though stealing someone else's work will at least make you look stupid (ding, ding, ding) and might just get you sued (Did I mention those photos are owned by our parent company, AOL?).

BONUS: This gave us occasion to update our old review of the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur and add our precious pics to a new gallery. We also made sure to slap a copyright notice on the review this time.

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