I say, these things happen all the time. And maybe, you either keep your works away from the Internet or just get prepared they will be used without your permission once they are there.
It is not because illegal things happen all the time that we should accept them..on or off line..nor should we condone them because they happen all the time ..we shouldn't have to keep our kids in all the time because some people are attracted to them and might take them..but that happens all the time..people don't obey speed limits around schools and kids get killed in accidents ..all the time ..doesn't make it OK.doesn't mean that we should keep them at home..
Getty put their images on the net ..all the time .funnily enough you never find them on pinterest..do you think that Getty should put their images on the net because people take images without permission "all the time"..
Ok, I see you like repeating those words, but let's face it, it's not what I said. And I just can't let it go... I know I should.
I use that phrase all the time because it is not "sharing" it is IP theft and IP abuse ..I like to call things by what they are..not hide behind euphemisms.. Encouraging and condoning "sharing " without permission because "it happens all the time" is encouraging IP theft..
The same way I don't normally speak of "those who are attracted to children"..I call them pedophiles..and because it happens all the time ..is not a reason to encourage or condone an illegal action..those sites are widespread on the net ..and are illegal ..and you wouldn't condone them ( I hope )..why do you condone other illegal sites such as Pinterest ..are you OK with warez sites and ripped movie sites ?..or should software producers and movie producers "keep their work off line" too because what you call "sharing",( and us creatives, and the law call IP theft and IP abuse ).. "happens all the time" ?
Or is it only still images ( other than those owned by large companies with lawyers ready to go like Getty ) that you think it is OK to rip off ..
edited for typo on last "lawyers"
[edited by: Leosghost at 2:33 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2012]