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Old 08-21-2007, 03:07 PM
alaskawolf1980 alaskawolf1980 is offline
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Is it possible to make the own account (photos) invisible for a while?
Or is it possible to make the photos only visible for trekearth-members who are logged in?

Found out, that other people used picture of mine.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:16 PM
jrj jrj is offline
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Default Re: protect pictures

All photos on internet can be copied. Just take a screen capture - simple as that.

Members log in are no protection. It takes 1 minute to open an account.

To make people respect the copyrights is what to deal with..

Problem.. sometimes yes - sometimes start by contacting anyone using your pics...
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:48 PM
mossphoto mossphoto is offline
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Default Re: protect pictures

As already mentioned, it is impossible to protect your images 100% once they are on the internet. Your only real option is to pursue who ever has used you image with out permission (& that's not always easy). Request payment, or threaten prosecution. Always put a copyright notice on you images, and this will also help on occasion. However, if someone wants your images, they will steal them. And yes, contrary to some who say otherwise, it IS stealing! Period!

~Vic~
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:00 PM
alaskawolf1980 alaskawolf1980 is offline
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So the only real solution for making the pictures for those people unvisible is delete every single photo in my account? ok
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:06 PM
Retagger Retagger is offline
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Hello Vic,

I totally agree with your statement of "Contrary to some who say otherwise, it IS stealing! Period!"

There are some people who think that if your photos are stolen and it is not known to you that the photos were stolen, it is not theft. That is a warped sence of thinking. Theft is theft....Period!
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:15 PM
Keitht Keitht is offline
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Christian,

The only way to be certain that your images can't be stolen is not to post them anywhere on the internet. What you can do is take steps to make the image less appealing to the prospective thief by putting a watermark across the centre of the picture. I have seen sites where all images have a faint watermark which has little visual impact but does make it very difficult to use the images elsewhere.
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