Please Help Report Potential Image Misuse on Google+
Using the G+ “Share” function is a generous way to honor a photographer on Google+. I use that function myself, and I’m thrilled when others find my work worthy of sharing in that way.
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However, saving a JPG and re-uploading it to your own album, unless the creator and copyright holder has specifically authorized that act, is theft. Online copyright violations are a serious problem for content creators; they can severely degrade the market value of a photographer’s image.
Fortunately Google provides a simple form for copyright holders to use to request that images be taken down. Repeat offenders may have their accounts closed.
If you see suspected image theft, where someone’s images has been uploaded to someone else’s account, simply post this link below to the copyright violation form, and notify the copyright holder by including their name using the “+Firstname Lastname” format. If you want to notify the offender to give them the chance to take down the image before Google closes their account, include their name as well with the + symbol in front so they’ll have that link emailed to them as well.
I’ve reported three copyright violations so far today. I gave one of the violators over a month to remove my image per my request; I’m done showing patience to thieves.
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