Fight copyright infringement


posted on 23rd of november, 2012

How to report copyright infringement on social media websites

By now, you must know about our reporting copyright infringement tool and perhaps you're already familiar with how to spot your images used without license.

You should also know that our DMCA tool can be used only if you are able to provide some standard info such as link to the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed and information sufficient to permit Dreamstime to contact the infringing party (email or physical address). Even if those details are not clearly displayed on the...

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Posted by Dprogers on August 14, 2013
You asked for an example, I gave you one and you've given me the Dreamstime policy, which has a significant flaw in it and not answered the question.

It'd be easier if you said you didn't know but you prove my point and there are allowed uses (not just by buyers) that you haven't properly explained.
Posted by Dudau on August 14, 2013
The answer is that our buyers can modify and crop the images according to their needs (incidental signs can become main subject after cropping), so we won't accept, in the royalty free section, pictures with visible copyrighted elements, regardless of the size of those elements.

This discussion is off topic anyway, since this article is not about copyrighted elements visible in your submissions, but about those who are using your images without buying them or asking for permission.

This article is about how to fight photo stealing, and it contains a few useful links for any content creator out there.
Posted by Dprogers on August 14, 2013
Consider a photo of a street where the street has signage on it, and the signs are incidental and not the primary subject of the image. What do you think the ruling is in that case? What do you think most people think the answer is? And what is the actual answer?



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