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User_Removed 11 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 2:19PM
That's a bit like smashing up your car to deter thieves - like you say, not ideal

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Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.2k 6 England
30 Jan 2013 6:43PM

Quote:That's a bit like smashing up your car to deter thieves - like you say, not ideal

Would be easier to set a hidden water mark, no fancy software needed.
Broken 4 21 England
27 Feb 2013 7:24AM
Chris_L, I suppose it depends on how much you want to protect your work. There are people out there who will poach it unless you aren't too bothered about that. It's a shame, but it does happen. I know some sites make it hard to copy images unless they are the tiny thumbnails and with poor resolution, and certainly not when they are enlarged.
cats_123 Plus
11 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
27 Feb 2013 7:42AM
you may be interested in the outcome of this story about " stolen " images too..

Quote:I am a street photographer in New York City. Several months ago, I was approached by a representative of DKNY who asked to purchase 300 of my photos to hang in their store windows "around the world." They offered me $15,000. A friend in the industry told me that $50 per photo was not nearly enough to receive from a company with hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue. So I asked for more money. They said "no."

Today, a fan sent me a photo from a DKNY store in Bangkok. The window is full of my photos. These photos were used without my knowledge, and without compensation.

I don't want any money. But please SHARE this post if you think that DKNY should donate $100,000 on my behalf to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. That donation would sure help a lot of deserving kids go to summer camp. I'll let you guys know if it happens.



Since its founding in 1989, DKNY has been inspired by and incorporated authentic New York into its imagery. For our Spring 2013 store window visuals we decided to celebrate the city that is in our name by showcasing "Only in NYC" images. We have immense respect for Brandon Stanton aka Humans of New York and approached him to work with us on this visual program. He declined to participate in the project.

For the Spring 2013 windows program, we licensed and paid for photos from established photography service providers. However, it appears that inadvertently the store in Bangkok used an internal mock up containing some of Mr. Stanton's images that was intended to merely show the direction of the spring visual program. We apologize for this error and are working to ensure that only the approved artwork is used.

DKNY has always supported the arts and we deeply regret this mistake. Accordingly, we are making a charitable donation of $25,000 to the YMCA in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn in Mr. Stanton's name.

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