Leosghost - 11:20 pm on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
But I take your point.
Good:) so now we can move on..
Hopefully with no more remarks to those of us who have been professional image producers for decades, and who are having them stolen by pinterest, ( via it's crwod sourced IP theft "business" model ) et al, about it being "tedious", when we denounce theft of our IP..
link(s) ? ..No..My visitors/customers know my stuff ..there is no site in my profile..I do not need the "publicity" ..
However had you asked in a thread in the Graphics forum, about lighting for product photography..I or one of the many other pro and or skilled amatuer photographers here could have advised you ..and saved you buying 3 rigs..only pros need that much lighting gear..and even then , there are ways to do most photographic ( even studio ) work with way less..:)
re "open an analytics account with them"..No way!
Any company as sleazy as to use their business model of crowd sourced IP theft, will at some point try to point to such accounts ( possibly in court ) and say ."They must have agreed to our use of the images , they opened an account to track them"..
Like a "fence" telling you that you can open an account with them, and they'll let you see what happened to the stuff that was stolen from you..but they are not going to stop sending others to steal even more..
Btw..although watermarking does help prevent some image theft..it is very much like having to "key" the side or even the bonnet ( hood ) of your own car so as to prevent it being stolen by thieves who like cars with nice paint..
People should just not steal images..and companies should not be able to be set up to be knowingly 99% repositories of stolen images..
If the USA can go after Megaupload for hosting stolen material..why can't they go after pinterest..
Oh.. I forgot.. Pinterest is a USA company..that shares VCs / backers with some very big USA companies..like Google, ehow etc..