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Offline Sarasocke

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This Facebook Copyright thingy
« on: August 03, 2012, 10:15:03 PM »
I'm not a member and have no intention of becoming a member of Facebook.
However...

A member of our Animal Protection Charity has offered to set up and take care of a Facebook page for us. Quite a few of the photos on our website are mine. If she posted these photos on Facebook, would it mean that I no longer have the copyright and as such lose the right to use the photos as I wish?

Or am I being paranoid?


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Re: This Facebook Copyright thingy
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 10:32:00 PM »
Copyright remains with you - however you do give permission for it to be freely distributed.

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Re: This Facebook Copyright thingy
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 03:07:03 PM »
Thanks Mark!

The photos won't be large enough to do anything much and have my copyright on them, so I'm not too worried about that. They're not photos I'd earn any money with ... Just didn't want to give away my rights.
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Re: This Facebook Copyright thingy
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 10:44:10 AM »
Yes just put low res images on with a logo and they will work as advertising rather than fearing theft. Someone challenged me for the bold, "amateur loking logo" I started putting on recently but it makes it obvious whose it is and also I put it in the hardest area to clone.

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Re: This Facebook Copyright thingy
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 03:58:32 PM »
I have a few photos on Facebook. But they are low rez versions. I am subscribed to a couple of professional photographers pages who update their pages from time to time and they do the same and have watermarks.

I don't think anyone would steal my images though....infact I think I'd be flattered if they did.....God knows it's hard enough to sell them... :D ;D
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Re: This Facebook Copyright thingy
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 05:27:28 PM »
Someone proudly informed me today that he'd pinched a couple of my dog images from flickr. I told him they were low res and had a watermark, and he told me that as he's a PS expert, a watermark isn't a problem.
They do a lot of volunteer work at the shelter, so I didn't take it any further, but it's interesting what people will do and not think anything about it.

Anyhoo, no problems with Facebook as I feared, so that's OK.
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Re: This Facebook Copyright thingy
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 07:24:54 PM »
You can get a digi-mark added to your images - though it's not cheap I seem to remember. They recon that even after being printed and photocopied, that the "Watermark" remains.

If you find someone nicks a picture, just send them an invoice for an amount of your choice and when they don't pay, follow it up, going legal if you have to and really feel the need.

And even if that chap is a photoshop expert, he would be paying in his time to remove any watermarks, so still isn't getting them for free, though doesn't help your bank account. I would also make it known that you aren't happy with the infringement of your copyright, volunteer or not.
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