my photos are not safe

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by dstinett, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. dstinett

    dstinett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to remove all of my photos. I've been hearing about people copying photos and claiming them as their own. How can I remove photos??
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Never tried til saw your post:

    Go to your pictures, click on the Edit button, and then the Delete button. It worked for me, I just deleted 2 of mine to see how.

    People do strange things, and nothing surprises me anymore, but hadn't heard of picture theft.
     
  3. dstinett

    dstinett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a ton
     
  4. 16 paws

    16 paws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is that a brabanter in your avitar? I have one little baby brabanter that hatched from some fertile eggs I got from a friend. It was a disaster hatch with ants all over the eggs and chicks. She pipped and then the ants moved inside her egg. I didnt think she was going to make it but she did and I named her antie emm.
    Marie
     
  5. dstinett

    dstinett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwww. I love a boo boo chicken story. She is a spitzhauben
     
  6. dstinett

    dstinett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luckily, this pic us copyrighted because she was used in a book about chickens. I am so proud!!!
     
  7. 16 paws

    16 paws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, I can see she is beautiful.[​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This is something that everyone who posts photos on the web has to deal with on occasion. If you do a google /bing search of "speckledhen", you'll find many of my photos. Or, Blue Orpington will bring up old photos of my late, great Suede.

    Yes, some "breeders" have stolen my photos for their advertising, even once advertising my own original coop (how someone in TX was going to pull that one off is beyond me). Folks mistakenly believe that pictures on the web are automatically public domain. Not true. But, it's not necessarily BYC members who take them, but just anyone who finds your photo out on the web.

    What you can do is put a watermark across your pictures as I try to remember to do on mine now, which is Mountain View Poultry, like this photo:

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    Of course, there are the stupid thieves who will use even watermarked photos, but those are not that common. Yes, I've caught one of those myself. Not too bright.
     
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  9. dstinett

    dstinett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand BYC is not responsible in any way. I just don't want to make my photos "as public" by posting them on everyone's favorite chicken site
     
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  10. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Congrats on the inclusion of your photo :thumbsup
    (have a moment to ramble, so asking indulgence/forgiveness prior to...) :/

    Just an FYI: From the moment you create a photograph it is Copyrighted. Unless you transfer those rights, your copyright extends through your lifetime, plus an additional 70 yrs. (if right maintained by heirs).

    Watermark your pics with your copyright notice: "Unpublished Work Copr: 2014 destinett" (your real initials will do). As speckledhen observed, the `stupid' mine is a bottomless, open pit, whereas avarice & greed are, at least occasionally, denied `drilling permits'... That said, I've always posted shots on BYC for the purposes of edification/enjoyment by fellow members and that is the most I can hope for and have no time to concern myself with what purposes bozos & bottom feeding scum put those snaps to (might catch `em, might not - too busy composing the next shots of the turkeys & chooks - time is short). If I were to take a snap of a big fire at a local business, Local utility delivering new poles by helicopter? I'd call the local papers to see if they wanted to buy those shots to place above the fold on the front page. My biggest concern with the `thieves' is that they might go so far as to claim copyright themselves and limit access to those images I wished to be freely available to anyone/everyone (that sort of thing would set me to hunting the offenders down).

    You do not need to register your photos with the Copyright Office. However, for a reasonable fee you can compile all photos you want registered on a CD and send it in. Let's say you took a really outstanding shot of a roo, or hen with chicks, and you happened to notice a bag of feed/seed that was decorated with that roo/hen in the same `poses' as in photo (even if background is utterly different). By registering those photos, legal action becomes a trivial task. After matching photo to bag illustration and, if the feed is a big seller (company is profiting handsomely from that line of feed/seed), the summary judgment could be around $200,000 (more likely to win the lottery - the corporate guys would appreciate your photo - then hire a contractor to recreate your photo by shooting a new shot & `shopping' out/in any differences - it is then their copyright on their photo). In this situation all one can do is to take some satisfaction knowing that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    As was mentioned, if you watermark with your copyright notice on photos, there will be no arguments, pleas of ignorance, from any `unfair user' of your image, that is, "take it down or else. There are many free watermarking tools available. Also, be apprised of the fact that recognition of Copyright is not honored by all Nations (hard to go after).

    Copyright basics from Copyright office: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf

    All that said, when I transmit a photo into the "aether" (up on web), no matter how I've degraded it (size of file/dimensions/file type) so as to make it a tiny bit less attractive to any `unfair user', I understand that five minutes after I've posted the shot anywhere on the web, the pic is available for someone(s) in Tibet or Timbuktu to have already downloaded/captured it - busy reworking and re-purposing it with Photoshop/Gimp.
     

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