In these days it is not a bad idea it seems to have all images on one place like being exclusive. Of course it will not solve the problem but it helps. I will take part of the survey for sure as soon i am home.
So sad that legislation keeps getting put out there that would allow people to use artwork for free and without the consent of the artist. It makes absolutely no sense and, to me, it is stealing. Plain and simple. The only way to fight this type of legislation is to band together as the art community and make our voices heard every way possible. So please, fill out the survey in the link in this article. And please post any other links to petitions and surveys that will make it clear to our legislators, WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE AWAY OUR ARTWORK!
Aren't gov. legislators great. Tighten the laws for corporate rights but loosen them for the general public's rights. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer, like it's always been. He who has the most $$$ wins!
I don't understand this. I don't understand how the "Collecting Societies" get hold of the images, or how image creators become "members" of the societies, or how images that society members haven't permitted use of can be sold by the societies, or whether opting out just means that you don't want to be paid, or if you have to join all the societies in order to be able to agree or disagree on any licensing scheme.
And I have tried reading the link to the Govt consultation paper.
I am very interested in this subject and thank you for spreading the word. I enjoy sharing my photos with friends and family. Since I became Dreamstime contributor, I am concerned about possible coping of images of my photo-sharing website that is open to the public. I am looking forward to see some development in this area to prevent unauthorized coping and still allow sharing the world of photography for pure enjoyment.
If I'm uploading a photo to any social media (not for stock) I always add a copyright big and unmistakable, and I make the photo less than 1000 px at 72 dpi. This way I not only keep my image from being used, I also add a little advertising. If they like it enough to grab it and share it, my business name gets shared as well.
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