Sunday, January 11, 2015

Re: [photoshop-beginners] watermark

I just paid a fine for using a copyright image on one of my websites. It was from several years ago and I"m not sure what I was thinking, or not thinking at the time. I know better than to use a copyright image..  There are companies out there who hire services to search the Internet for people using copyright images. They find you. I was told the same thing.. "Just pay it" as it could be a whole lot more if you fight it.

Anyway, what I'm really trying to do is design a ticket, for an event. It's just a local, low key event but we will need tickets and I figure I could design something in to the ticket that makes it hard to copy. You know how when you copy a prescription, secret words that don't appear on the original show up on the xerox.

On 1/11/2015 9:07 PM, Jay Levine jaylevinemedia@gmail.com [photoshop-beginners] wrote:

Pam - who stole your photo and how did they use it? Where did they steal it from?

On Jan 11, 2015, at 10:12 PM, 'Pam' pstryk24@gmail.com [photoshop-beginners] <photoshop-beginners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I guess I am an urban legend. I've had my photos stolen. A company was using them for their profit. I called and spoke to the owner. His response was "Prove it! Take me to court."

The lawyer told me it would cost me more in court and legal fees than the photos were worth to both prove it and to force them to stop using my photos. 

Yes, your photo is copyrighted the instant you press the shutter release but the expense of legal recourse often makes it not worth it to try.


Posted by: SueK <sue@kinzelman.com>

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