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Piracy: the real victims - freelance photographers?

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How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer...
4 years ago, November 21st 2014 No: 1 Msg: #186964  
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How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer

Here is a true story about how copyright infringement costs my small photography business thousands of dollars every year... or, maybe it isn’t. It could also be a true story of how copyright infringement earns me thousands of dollars every year. I can’t be sure. Either way, this is definitely the story of how copyright infringement takes up more of my time than I wish to devote to it.



The issue is complex and this article really does it justice. Anyone here tried to make a go of it as a professional photographer? Reply to this

6 days 17 hours ago, August 13th 2019 No: 2 Msg: #207392  
Interesting article. I have often wondered about the issue of copyright of ones photos.

I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered one of my Faces of Tibet photos was been used by a travel company.

Quite chuffed when the flyer for a blues music gig we booked had a pic of mine as its flyer image!

Yet I am fortunate I do not rely on any income from my photos...can thus enjoy when someone steals one of my images...at least I then know I am not the only one enjoying them !!! Reply to this

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