Typically photo sharing sites like Zenfolio, Smugmug and Flickr allow you to set copyright and limit what resolutions to display. That said, there is nothing that can stop someone from downloading your file or doing a screen capture. if I have an image that I really wanted to protect I wouldn't put it on any photo sharing sites.Does oneI keep copyright of her/his uploaded images to sites like:
My issue becomes how do we as photographers have the ability to share and discuss specific pieces or a body of work by another contemporary photographer who is not dead and in the public domain and learn if you cannot post an image? How does the photographer become known?NB.........PLEASE do NOT use my images on websites, blogs or other media WITHOUT my explicit permission....© All rights reserved.
Why can't you just post a link to her web site or images? You don't need to take her images.My issue becomes how do we as photographers have the ability to share and discuss specific pieces or a body of work by another contemporary photographer who is not dead and in the public domain and learn if you cannot post an image? How does the photographer become known?-
An image and a link are not the same. You put a link to her Flickr account. The link is not a violation of copyright. A link is not an image.Hey All,
Would that not violate the statement in quotes? It says do not use an image - isn't a link even for discussion usage?
Embedding someone else's photo from their site so that you can see the photo on yours and not simply refer and add a link to their site is pirating their bandwidth, as well, so while you have not physically downloaded their photo and uploaded it to your site, while a viewer can even click on it and get to that site [IF you provide the link option] you are still violating their rights. It is better to ask if you intend to have a discussion about the work. Most artists that publish work on their sites do so in a manner that doesn't compromise themselves, they don't post high resolution printable material though admittedly resolution is getting so good with the newer cameras/sensors that it's getting hard to publish low-res files without devastating an image. Anyway.. most of them expect linking and even thumbnail linking but it's good to ask because if your discussion is actually worthwhile and they have an interactive/and active site, they might link back to you.Hey All,
I think the point is being completely missed here. When I say link I mean a link that reproduces the photo on this site.
Righto.. I've had a few people contact me so they could feature my work on art blogs and I let them, even gave them a low res to use and told them where to link and while my site that was linked to is no longer active, I was given full credit. There was no money making on either side, just exposure.I assert copyright on my images online and request that people contact me if they want to use them but I don't think that isolates me at all. In fact, if the person who wants to use my images contacts me then it creates contact and establishes communication. Is it about money? No. Most people who use an image without permission aren't going to pay up if you call them out on it because they are not using your image to make money. But if someone wants to use an image of mine for commercial purposes then yes, I expect them to pay. Apart from anything else it's only fair to photographers who are trying to make a living not to make life even more difficult for them by undercutting them.