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Secure Your Models

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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 10:22:26 AM by Thefinalmiracle
New article posted: Secure Your Models
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Chanevy
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 11:17:11 AM by Chanevy
Good article. I am surprised that none of the agencies would get involved. You would think that they would want to go after copyright infringers that stole AND misused images.

If you cannot find the owner of a website, you can send a DMCA take down notice to the isp.

Sample DMCA notice

I'm not sure what you do in a situation like blogspot. Maybe somebody else will know and comment here.
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 11:19:25 AM by Thefinalmiracle
@Chanevy - Like I mentioned above, DT has been the most prompt agencies I have come across. Yes its true that one of those ranking below 5 didn't help.
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Chanevy
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 11:24:21 AM by Chanevy
I did see that about DT. My understanding was that none of these issues involved work posted here. Reading that makes me feel even better that this is the agency I use most.

I found this resource on Amazon-it covers much of what one needs to know to stay on the right side of the law and protect IP rights:

Photographers Survival Manual
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 11:38:49 AM by Thefinalmiracle
You are right. I have been through all these sources. The problem is like DCMA notices have a long processing queue whereever they are processed. 2nd thing the concern here is about what the models should know when they are getting clicked and what we should know about the images that we put for sale.
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Bradcalkins
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 11:40:05 AM by Bradcalkins
I agree that using models on microstock has some risks. I have stopped doing shots of my kids with prominent faces once they reach a certain age (five?) unless it is hard to imagine the shot going wrong, as you say.
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/15/2012, 11:44:20 AM by Thefinalmiracle
@Brad
Like I mentioned, its not microstock. Since we are contributors here we are held responsible. Same can happen with RM agencies or any other way photos are sold except specific contract shoots.

More risky are photos that we post on social networking sites where any one of us or our friends might have posted them.
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Enigmacypher
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Message posted at 10/16/2012, 13:53:26 PM by Enigmacypher
What are your recommendations when we find a site that is using images for promotion of a controversial topic that are not our images?


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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/16/2012, 15:02:05 PM by Thefinalmiracle
@Enigmacypher - How can we take any action if we dont own those images?
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Enigmacypher
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Message posted at 10/16/2012, 15:17:26 PM by Enigmacypher
@Thefinalmiracle - Perhaps we can't or shouldn't. I ask only because just today I came across a site that is using a lot of DT images for promotion of an LGBT support group. Many of the images used had strong concepts as you suggest (such as an elderly man at the dentist), but they have been cropped to remove the concept (just the headshot of the elderly man is shown with a quote below about the helpfulness of the group -- implying the man is the one giving the quote).


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Egomezta
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Message posted at 10/16/2012, 17:06:10 PM by Egomezta
Thanks for sharing, this is almost incredible, I never though of that, we have to be real careful.
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/17/2012, 00:46:46 AM by Thefinalmiracle
@Enigmacypher - You better contact admin about the site and the issue. I am sure they will act swiftly.
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 10/17/2012, 00:47:16 AM by Thefinalmiracle
@Egomezta - U R Welcome. All the best! :)
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Calyx22
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Message posted at 11/03/2012, 06:23:32 AM by Calyx22
I use my daughters as models but haven't recently since I found one image being used for a rape survival page. Yikes! My parents would have a heart attack if they ever saw that! Bottom line is, we can't know what the images are being purchased for (when purchased) or how they will be used if they are just generic images. Or even images of certain concepts can be substituted for others. You should be prepared to be unpleasantly surprised at LEAST once in your stock career. :)
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Thefinalmiracle
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Message posted at 11/04/2012, 02:03:30 AM by Thefinalmiracle
@calyx22 - Yes every business possesses risks but RF stock is like a total risk into shaming ourselves our the models at sometime. The least we can do is keep hunting for our used images and check for problems, then report them if they are damaging.
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