Sure by now you have heard about the potential risk of losing control over your images once you upload them on the Internet (on your blog, Facebook/Twitter/G+ page or even by selling them). Here's an older article here that explains how minor changes in layout can generate a huge mass of copyright infringements, in most cases without people even knowing it.The content we generate as professionals or amateurs, for commercial means or just for fun should remain ours, at least for the next 72 years.... continue reading
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How to report copyright infringement on social media websitesBy now, you must know about our reporting copyright infringement tool and perhaps you're already familiar with how to spot your images used without license.You should also know that our DMCA tool can be used only if you are able to provide some standard info such as link to the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed and information sufficient to permit Dreamstime to contact the infringing party (email or physical... continue reading
So... I was informed yesterday by a dear friend that my husband's image is posted on Facebook:ArtPics ImageIt came complete with a "Wow! Please share this photo" description!It was credited to someone else, not to Georges Kyrillos.This was enough to make me panic. Then I saw the number of shares and how things were getting out of control very quickly. I did comment, I did sent the page a message to please remove the image, & I did file a Facebook complaint for copyrights infringement.... continue reading
I have today carried out a search of my images using Google's image search.Found lots being used with watermarks and subsequently used DT's "report misuse" tab in the management area, you should do the same if you find infringements.One blogger responded me today, apparently she's an author...here's her response:"I pull all my photos from the photosite Dreamstime. On each photo there is an option, "click for comp image." I apologize if this is upsetting but your issue should be with... continue reading
using the google image finder one can find tons of watermarked images....I hate it because many sites that use watermarked images are in hyroglyphic (non-arabic) fonts like Korean or Greek, have no contact adress, and if they have something like this they do not provide any document of correct image licensing, if one asks for.Some examples:Greek page with Euro-BombMany watermarked DT imagesAnother Euro-BombWhat I hate the most: even if you use a DMCA Takedown Request nothing... continue reading
Following our new feature for contributors (Report misusage - DMCA notification) we'd like to explain some simple steps in spotting image misuse, or what we officially call copyright infringement.Ok, if you didn't follow the link above, please stop, click on it, read it carefully and come back here when you're done.Now that you've read it, let's see how can we spot those images being used without our consent/appropriate license using the Google image search engine.... continue reading
If I asked for a show of hands, how many of us would admit to having ever dobbed somebody in? Told the person in charge of an others misdemeanour? Any of us with a sibling, I imagine, but how many of us would still do that today?I know that I am the kind of person who hesitates. I don’t like to get involved. It is much easier to tell myself that it is None Of My Business, or to use that other great excuse, Somebody Else Will Report It.When I saw a Dreamstime image being used with the watermark... continue reading
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