Meet the Godzilla of copyright infringement: Extended Collective Licensing

posted on 11th of june, 2014

Sure by now you have heard about the potential risk of losing control over your images once you upload them on the Internet (on your blog, Facebook/Twitter/G+ page or even by selling them). Here's an older article here that explains how minor changes in layout can generate a huge mass of copyright infringements, in most cases without people even knowing it.

The content we generate as professionals or amateurs, for commercial means or just for fun should remain ours, at least for the next 72 years.

In April this year a bill was given Royal Assent in UK, which means it's on its way to become a law. If this law goes through it will allow people to...

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Posted by Doubleclick7 on July 03, 2014
If I'm uploading a photo to any social media (not for stock) I always add a copyright big and unmistakable, and I make the photo less than 1000 px at 72 dpi. This way I not only keep my image from being used, I also add a little advertising. If they like it enough to grab it and share it, my business name gets shared as well.
Posted by Egomezta on June 16, 2014
Thanks for sharing, this great and usefull information.
Posted by Jremes84 on June 15, 2014
Basically, after this scheme rolls out, if you post any image to social media, make sure to watermark it with a big copyright sign. In addition, post only 800x600 sized pictures with 72dpi resolution.

I know it makes the picture a bit more ugly, but that's one way to protect your works online.

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