Stealing other’s photos for sale or creating fake profiles are, unfortunately, not uncommon problems in a modern society. This is why Facebook is testing out a new feature to protect their users from having their profile picture stolen. Profile Picture Guard allows anyone to protect their profile photo and gain more control over it. According to Facebook Safety, the feature will make your profile photo more secure, and consequently – you will be more secure as well.
From people who download someone else’s photo for the desktop background, to those who steal photos from others and represent them as their own – photo theft is a pretty common occurrence. Many people don’t take the credits, but don’t give them to the author either (just remember the Tyra Banks case). In this episode of Burst Mode, Rick Boost talks about the image theft. He gives some examples of most memorable copyright infringement cases in recent years and discusses how we can fight this issue. Can we fight it at all?
I’ve had hard drives crash, and chances are, so will you. But it wasn’t a hard drive crash that left Montreal photojournalist Jacques Nadeau depleted of his life’s work.
Earlier this week, a thief (or thieves) broke into Nadeau’s home and stole five hard drives with an estimated total of 30,000 to 50,000 images captured over Nadeau’s 35-year career.
It’s a sad reality for small business photographers that there will be times where their work is stolen by others. Most of the time they’ll barely be able to fight it, either, and they’ll drop charges just because they can’t go on with them.
But its not everyday that you hear about that work being stolen by other artists.
That’s what happened to Rohan Anderson, a photographer from Australia whose work was just recently posted on the Facebook page of a band called The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Featuring one of the band’s guitarists, the photo was cropped, filtered, and put up on the page with nothing other than the caption “SHREDDER.” [Read more…]
This story exploded over the photography blogosphere and I am not really sure if this is a sad or a funny story anymore.
Apparently, photographer jwarstyle tried to get an easy pass into the wedding photography industry. He did so by picking up a few awesome wedding photos from Terralogical, Daniel Kudish and a few winners of Fearless Awards and displaying them as his own in a gallery that he took down.