(Closed) Warning!! Who Is Stealing Your Photos Online?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
8120 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 5
Member
327 posts
Helper bee

you should put a watermark across the picture to copyright it

Post # 6
Member
857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
Member
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@quelee:  

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
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9826 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I found out some company in China was using my engagement ring photos in ring advertisements. It’s freaky.

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