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Posted On: Apr 23, 2018 at 7:12pm MST

Hello artists out there, before i upload my lifes work, i am wanting to know about maintaining ownership integrity of it, copyright privacy etc,? or is it just  big free for all now??? Im confused all these art sights i feel like i am just giving it all away to anyone who could copy tweak and reproduce anything....



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Posted On: Apr 23, 2018 at 9:32pm MST

Welcome! Depending what you are selling, you could add a watermark to your photos.

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Posted On: Apr 24, 2018 at 4:03am MST

You have to register artwork with the government. It costs $100 for as many pieces of art as you want to include each time. A watermark will do nothing. Google has an algorithm that takes watermarks out. Why they invented that, I'll never know. I have a friend that's going thru this as aliexpress is ripping her stuff off like crazy and is involved in a class action. It a LOT of work and u have to stay on top of it. Orangenius is a site for art that's working on protection for artists if u list there. They aren't there yet, but it will be the place to be. You will be able to register with the gov't, for the fee, of course, but the are going to make it easy.

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Posted On: Apr 24, 2018 at 4:05am MST

Unfortunately anything on the internet is subject to being copied, content or photos. Watermarking photos is one way to make it harder and also upload your photos so when enlarged they aren’t good quality.

You will need to be diligent checking periodically to see if anyone on the web is using your photos or content, if they are then you can send them a DMAC Takedown Notice.

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Posted On: Apr 24, 2018 at 12:11pm MST

You can also check if your images are being used elsewhere on tineye.com