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Ellen L. Zaslaw
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/30/2003

image protection

I would like to know how our images are
protected from creative "would be'" rip off
artists when they are posted in our very
own delux website?


Ellen Zaslaw

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12/30/2003 2:51:02 PM

William R. Turcotte   excellent question, I would also like to know.


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12/30/2003 3:25:32 PM

Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
  You talking about somebody downloading or printing something that's on a website? Well there's a feature that prevents somebody from right-cliking an image and saving or printing it. But you can also print the whole screen if you wanted to. If you were worried about that, then you can watermark everything. But if somebody really wants to get some kind of print or file, they can get it, it's just a question of how it's going to look.

If you're talking about somebody getting ideas from a picture or just plain doing the same thing, I've seen plenty of people on here that looked like they've gotten ideas from images I've seen. I've even seen a professioanl photographer who I'm 99% sure he got his "unique idea" for his hot selling book directly from a Harper's Bizarre magazine from the 1940's.
Can you make it impossible for somebody not to save or print from a website? It's no, or just don't get a website.
You worried about somebody getting ideas from your photos, don't let anybody see them.
Even somebody like Mark Seliger has a website, so I'm sure there are people getting ideas from what they see there.
Everybody gets an idea or is influenced by what they see. The very first person to shoot a sunset is getting ripped off right now.

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12/30/2003 6:16:37 PM

Ellen L. Zaslaw
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/30/2003
  I'm not talking about getting ideas and inspiration from people's work.For that matter there really isn't anything really original. It's all been there and used in one way or another. I'm asking how to protect yourself from someone copying your image and claiming it as their own.


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12/30/2003 7:24:20 PM

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