Online theft: The Negative Effect
The rise of images across the Internet has opened up new questions in the ever-going issues of copyright, in reference to the still world of images. With over 13 billion WordPress pages viewed each month, the question is something that all photographers should view as a major concern. This is not taking into account all the other daily content that hits the web ever single day. With all of this, how can you control your images?
You can expect that a simple copyright placed on your photograph might be a way to slow down the theft of quality images, but then it takes away from your amazing image. I think one of the best ways is to just search for your images online after they have been compromised. It’s become pretty easy to search 5 billion images on the Internet. It’s up to you how you want to move forward after that, legal or just ask that they be removed. It’s your time and money, so I would think about the process before moving forward.
If you want to check your images to see if your images are being used someplace else on the web, then check out these sites. Google Images will search the web for your images in a couple of different ways. I like the easy use of drag and drop that Tineye uses. It is an image search service that will check your images like a fingerprint.
Good luck and Keep Clicking!