It’s old news that photographer’s rights are under assault and have been for many years. Most of the problem has to do with the advent of the web and the world’s mindset that what is online is free.
There is outright image theft, there is pinning on Pinterest without permission, there is duplication of blog posts, and often under the guide of “gee I didn’t know” or “I thought I could use them for free.”
I have found exact copies of Pro Nature posts running on Russian websites and one Pro Nature contributor found images from her guest posts pinned on Pinterest and from there images copied and posted on another website.
Then as if struggling photographers don’t have enough challenges, Facebook and Instagram’s new Terms of Service are no help to photographers. So is there anything you can do about it? … Continue Reading