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I was Googling my area and came upon a new site ( one of those everywhere sites). I clicked on it & to my surprise the picture that the Boss had taken, and used on our rack cards as well as the website, was on their splash page. In researching, I have found that about the only way of protecting your property is to "watermark" the pictures. Does anyone do this? Any comments?
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It's annoying. I once found one of my photos on a website I totally disagreed with. You can contact the owners of the site and tell them it is your work and you want it removed from their site. The other option, and I do not know how to do this, is a setting on the photos when you put them on your site that does not allow them to be saved. (I tried to copy a photo once and I couldn't so I asked around and you can do that. Block copying.)
 

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Watermark them if they are valuable photos you don't want reproduced anywhere, otherwise, they are out there in google images for anyone to copy. Photos that I have online are NOT HIGH REZ and for people to borrow and use them is ridiculous at best. I have one on a presidential blog of our porch, that someone lifted and posted. I asked them if they want to use it, by all means go ahead but give the photo credit TO THE INN and/or a link.
I have another photo that a car club used and people were right mousing and/or opening in a new window and reading where it was, I had hundreds of click thrus to our website (Cobra Car Club from near DC) I figured I would let them know we have off street paved parking, and they are more than welcome to cruise and stay here. :) Uber expensive cars all lined up at the inn would be a PHOTO OP for me for this B&B!
 

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It's annoying. I once found one of my photos on a website I totally disagreed with. You can contact the owners of the site and tell them it is your work and you want it removed from their site. The other option, and I do not know how to do this, is a setting on the photos when you put them on your site that does not allow them to be saved. (I tried to copy a photo once and I couldn't so I asked around and you can do that. Block copying.).
Disabling the right click to - save as - can be overidden fairly easily. One can also save the whole page, then edit the portion needed with minimal work. I agree it is annoying, at best!
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I would be delighted if people used any of my pictures as long as it was credited to my property, it does not mean that I endorse or don't endorse or agree or disagree with the site ....
 

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If you have the source, a higher resolution source, then you essentially can prove it was yours as they would not be able to produce the source file as evidence.
Send them a cease and desist and ask them to take it down.
 

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If you have the source, a higher resolution source, then you essentially can prove it was yours as they would not be able to produce the source file as evidence.
Send them a cease and desist and ask them to take it down..
I did send an e-mail asking for removal. No response. It would have been nice for credit & a link back.
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If you have the source, a higher resolution source, then you essentially can prove it was yours as they would not be able to produce the source file as evidence.
Send them a cease and desist and ask them to take it down..
I did send an e-mail asking for removal. No response. It would have been nice for credit & a link back.
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Send them a bill for $375.
If no response, contact their host.
 
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