Today, I discovered an amazing thing about the misuse of pictures downloaded illegally on Dreamstime.By a sudden curiosity, I installed a plugin on my internet explorer to search my photos on the internet. After some research, I came across a site called ELSA, an association of lawyers based in London. I left them a message to remind them that one of their pages is using one of my photos illegally with the Dreamstime watermark without the bottom right credit informations.What do you think... continue reading
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Ever since I started stock photography in 2006, I started researching on various ways of dealing with sources like models and equipments. Stock photography itself was and is still a very unknown concept to many people outside advertising and publishing field.For equipment I could find rentals and also people who personally rented out their equipment.Though renting equipment seemed cheap it was actually costlier and also risky. There is always a burden of using someone else's equipment which can... continue reading
Recently and by curiosity, I searched some of my picture via Google Image. I found a community site which publish articles from its contributors. In this site, there is a freelancer who used my photo as illustration of her article. Of course I reported to DT but in the mean time, I asked that person to remove the picture or get the license. After three emails exchanges, she replied "fait" which means "done".Later on, I was still curious about her others articles. I browse a little bit further... continue reading
While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This mistake ended up costing the company $4000. According to their story (which you can read here), most of their images come from stock photography sites, but this one slipped through the cracks.The company is now trying to educate others about image copyright... continue reading
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