Post # 1
I was just curious if anyone has ever reported someone for stealing their photos I looked up all the dresses I HAVE POSTED and people have stolen them and put them on there web site and brides who are selling there dress steal the photo oh my goodness not cool..
Post # 3
Unfortunately there is very little you can do about this other than not post images/artwork on the worldwide web.
Here is a great article talking about this and some simple solutions to minimise (repeat minimise not stop) the chances of someone reusing your images.
Post # 4
j_jaye thank you so much for this information .
Post # 5
you should put a watermark across the picture to copyright it
Post # 6
@quelee: The watermark will not copyright a photo, it will just give credit where credit is due. Your safest bet is just to not post pictures you don’t want people to reuse.
Post # 7
Actually, you don’t have to do anything to copyright your pictures. Copyright is automatically endowed upon creation. (You can file to officially register your copyright, but it’s not necessary.)
OP, if it bothers you, contact these people and ask them to please not use your pictures. It doesn’t have to be confrontational, like “Hey you picture stealing beeyotch, take down my photos or imma cut you!!!” Just send a polite request like, “It’s come to my attention that your using my photo in your advertisement here (include a link) and I’m writing to request that you remove my photo from your ad. This photo is protected by copyright.”
If you want to be snarky, just send them a bill and tack on an “unauthorized use” fee. ;D
Post # 8
I found out some company in China was using my engagement ring photos in ring advertisements. It’s freaky.