Just because you can – doesn’t make it OK.

Here is an interesting example of one artist using a photograph he found on-line to use in his work, without thinking he was stealing from another artist!

Note that the one who did the stealing, Thierry Guetta, mentioned that he didn’t see a copyright notice on the image and therefore figured it was OK to use it however he wished. This resulted in Guetta being sued for his actions, and the photographer, Glen E. Friedman, rightfully has won the lawsuit.

At the very least you should always include some type of identification watermark on your images if they are heading towards the web, preferably © Your Name.

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About alippisch

Commercial Photographer and Teacher
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