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Hi there. My son was searchng the 'net, and came across one of my shots on a website. It is credited to me, and states it is from ePhotozine. Maybe I missed the point somewhere, but I thought I had read that ePhotozine had our copyright covered? Perhaps I just don't understand how this works. Could someone enlighten me please?
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You've got this wrong. ePz make it a little harder for people to steal images uploaded but not impossible. Nobody can make it impossible.
Quote: Nobody can make it impossible
Post ANY image on the internet - and it's 'fair game'.
Yes - you own the © but...
Fair enough. I don't really have a problem with it, I just wondered if this was normal. Thanks for the feedback!
More than normal... it seems to be standard practice and works like this:
Mrs G trawls the internet looking for the nicest images of a genre she can find.
She then collects them all together and posts them on her own website which, by definition, now contains a huge number of very attractive photographs.
She then signs up for a few dozen affiliate programmes that pay her so much per click-through and so much % on sales.
Punters are attracted to her website by the nice photos (including yours) and 0.005% of those punters click through to her client sites, thereby generating her income for her. It's the old internet story. Generate gazillions of hits of which a tiny percentage actually click through or buy anything and 0.00001% of £gazzilion is enough to buy an ice cream for the kids on Saturday.
It shouldn't be used with out your permission send a report in to us with a link to the site and image and we'll take a look.
Just to close this off, I contacted the site and they explained they are run by kids courteesy of a council grant. Setting up & running has been part of a learning curve, and they will make the appropriate changes to prevent such issues in the future. Matter closed.
Thanks for all the cooments & assistance!
Does show that sometimes images can be used in error, not everyone has even a basic knowledge of copyright. So might have used to imaging thinking it's ok. Nice to know is now closed.
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