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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stolen...or not?

It is with sadness that I write this post.
I have a question for you. Should an artist charge for their work?
I share my images and if I am asked I allow people to use my images in blogs etc as long as they credit the work to me and put a link back to one of my sites.
You can now see where your images are on the Internet using a reverse image search. I did one on just one of me images and found 4 pages of illegal use.
If someone stole from a shop it is shoplifting, yet they say if it is on the Internet you should expect to get it stolen. What a sad world we live in.
All I can hope is that their readers gain the benefit of Healing Art. What do you my readers think, should I try to get them taken down or credit given or should I just ignore it?
I will post the image here so at least you guys can enjoy it:)
Yes I have now added a watermark:( 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful image, but stealing is theft, whether it be goods from a store, or photos/art off the internet. I have had the same thing happen to me, and always insist on either payment, or removal. I now always put my watermark right across the part of my photo most difficult to clone out. You may ask if that detracts from peoples enjoyment of my photos, and the answer has to be "yes....a little", but other photographers surely understand why it is there, and see beyond the watermark and still enjoy the image. My short answer has to be, yes, firmly insist on it being removed.
Bob

Anji said...

It does seem sad that people need to copy without giving credit to the artist/writer.

One of my friends left a comment on a blog where one of her posts was copied saying how pleased she was that they liked the post so much that had copied it, but could they please give her credit the next time. They didn't do it again.