Thursday, January 31, 2019

STOP THIEF!

If you've been following me for a while, you know I post most of my photographs to Flickr Photos (recently acquired by SmugMug, but that's another story). Almost all my photos are tagged All Rights Reserved so I have control over how they are used.

Imagine my surprise when I found people posting my photos on Facebook attempting to pass them off as their own. It appears Google has somehow linked to my photos and marks them as Public Domain. For that matter, I have also caught a couple people on the AARoads Forum posting my photos without giving me credit. I have pointed this out on Facebook and AARoads but wind up treated like the bad guy for reporting what is basically theft of my work. At least ask, dammit! But they don't, and no one seems to give a damn.

But the minute I do it to someone else, it's MY neck in the noose. 

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