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kombizz
02-03-2007, 11:22 PM
Easy stealing during DIGITAL ERA

During the film era, there was not that many cases about stealing images compare to our new era of digital photography.

These days the crooked people under the good name of Pro-Photographer could steal any images thru internet very easily. Then they could change them little bit and present them as their own hard work to few fools.

I DO have a proof.

I managed to caught a thief during my daily critic/comment writing among images. [(K=37501) on 3/3/2006]

Then I managed the spot this.

http://www.usefilm.com/Photo_Forum/11/1012217/ (http://www.usefilm.com/Photo_Forum/11/1012217/)

Now examine those images for yourself and judge if I am right in my reason.

Good luck.

Fred
02-05-2007, 03:50 PM
It pretty much is a fact of life that any image you put on the internet can be stolen. This is one reason why it is recommended to post only low resolution images, which do make it harder for someone to use for their own purposes. But no matter what, someone will always figure out a way to get at and appropriate an image in public domain.

Norm in Fujino
02-05-2007, 04:34 PM
. . . someone will always figure out a way to get at and appropriate an image in public domain.


Fred, images are not in the public domain merely because they're located in a public place.

Fred
02-06-2007, 11:56 AM
You're right, of course, Norm. Poor choice of words on my part. I meant that images that appear on public sites are prone to piracy, even though they belong to the original photographer..

mattdm
02-09-2007, 06:45 AM
It's easier to "steal" (technically, not stealing but copyright infringement, but I know what you mean) digital cameras, but it's actually also technically easier to prove such theft, because the distinct pattern of noise from every camera's sensor is a unique fingerprint-- something you don't have with film. Check this out. (http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/16446/).

LR Max
02-09-2007, 12:24 PM
A lot of photographers use a certain copywrite that allows other people to modify their images for non-profit. A sub-section of this copywrite sometimes specifies that the original artist must recieve credit.

Check and see if thats the case but most of the time it isn't.

mattdm
02-09-2007, 12:30 PM
A lot of photographers use a certain copywrite that allows other people to modify their images for non-profit. A sub-section of this copywrite sometimes specifies that the original artist must recieve credit.

Check and see if thats the case but most of the time it isn't.

Nitpick -- that'd be a copyright license, not copywrite.

Anyway, yeah, this is really cool. See
http://creativecommons.org/ for more information.

Tom_N
02-27-2007, 10:07 PM
It's easier to "steal" (technically, not stealing but copyright infringement, but I know what you mean) digital cameras ...

Actually, if someone took your digital camera, that would be stealing, since it would be the removal of something that is naturally scarce, something that can be (and is) property.

It's certain types of copying and distribution of images (within the copyright period) that would be infringement.

mattdm
02-28-2007, 03:48 AM
Ha, yes. The word "with" is clearly missing there. :)