Read this carefully – try one of your own (most popular is always a start) image urls – and see what happens. The results may be surprising and disheartening or you’ll breathe a sigh of relief. Let us both know the outcome…
Last year I wrote a few posts about copyright infringement. In most of the posts it was about legal action being taken by someone over the use of their image being used in a slightly high profile manner. There has continued to be articles about copyright infringement because it isn’t going away. More shocking has been the amount of photographers stealing images and then using them as their own. A Tumblr blog has been set up called photo stealers, where the blogger outs and shames “photographers” that steal images and say that they are their own creation.
Last night I was reading “Photo Stealers” and I wondered,
“No one would steal my images.”
Why not, I do have some talent (I believe). So I began a reverse image search on google.
Google Reverse Image Search
What is a reverse image search? This is a way you can actually search for…
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thank you for this.. when my connection gets faster, i’ll continue.. the page isn’t opening right now!
You are very welcome – this kind of info MUST be shared! Plus Ben has a really cool and informative blog…
i left the page on the screen, and it finally opened! i was able to send a comment – and subscribe! thanks for sharing this – more people need to know – we have , at times, a pollyanna innocence and are not prepared for encounters with the thieves of the world!
i’ll be where the internet is faster this weekend, and soon i’d like to do a followup and will include his post.
That’s fabulous, thank you – the more people know the more change we can start to make in the way our property is being handled!
thank you again for sharing this! yes, we need some paul reveres to warn us! z
I’ve got my horse saddled up…
that made me laugh!