HuskyPup - 11:52 am on Jan 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
A DMCA with Rwanda and India and in another case Italy none of whom are using US servers?
All my new sites have watermarked images these days, I should have listened to Leosghost years ago, anyway, my old images, about 12 years old, have been the de facto standard for many sites and that was originally my intent for creating them since so many sites in my industry had diabolical images and I wanted them all to present a far better impression to both the retail customer and architects/specifiers/etc.
The images I now create are far better mostly because of the advancement of digital photography allowing for large quality images so much cheaper.
This is an example - Think of instead of a 150 mm square piece of wood either photographed or scanned, now I can take pictures easily of the full plank or tree and take loads of them at realistically no extra cost or effort. I used to do a lot of photography and it was so time-consuming and extremely expensive whereas today no one can make an excuse for not having decent images.
Back to my original point though, just why is it that Google seems to have lost the original image owner, why is it that we are seeing so many blogging sites come from nowhere and displace far superior sites?
I've already starting constructing one site in WordPress and I'm going to try and get ten completed by the end of January. Whatever it proves either way will be interesting!