Oh goody. Well, I'm not that fussed, I'll never upload anything that I consider to be not thievable, and I NEVER upload the full size of anything I do. I know sometimes people want to see that but sorry, not happening.
Olli is right, in that images can easily be stripped of metadata. However I think it does show the problems of how any created material is treated on the internet. I was involved in a "heated" debate at mu-43 regarding proposed US legislation, and its certainly not my intention to start that up again here, but there are real issues as to what publishing anything on the internet means.The image you see displayed on G+ is not the original image. So what if you can save it directly with no metadata. Even if there was metadata all you have to do is download the image, (which is the original image and contains all the metadata) and strip it out.
Exactly. I have had a few examples of my images being used without my permission. In each case I have sought and gained redress. Theft is theft. Google and others do not take this seriously.Finally however, I would say, that companies like Google and Flickr could show that they at least subscribe to the notion that peoples creative work is entitled to be respected, which they and many other internet sites currently don't.
I'd be interested to know how you managed that, BillI have had a few examples of my images being used without my permission. In each case I have sought and gained redress. .