Originally Posted by playingwithsugar
Unfortunately, it has now become dangerous, in a sense, to publish your work online, without risk of someone else taking it and using it elsewhere. Watermarks are being ignored, and right-click blocking can be bypassed.
This is exactly why I do not post pictures of my work any where for anyone on the internet. Been there, done that. My lawyer said he loved sending that letter and also included a bill for his services and they paid it with out blinking with a letter of apology enclosed.
After 20 years of being in this industry I have my photo portfolio in photograph version. Any customer wanting to see my work can see me in person. Anyone who claims they don't have the time and wants to see my work electronically is just out of luck.
I've been through photo theft like this before I refuse to go through it again... it's the "shame me once, shame on you but shame me twice shame on me" theory.
With that said I wish every photo thief out there clogged icing tips, burn outs on the motor of their Kitchen Aids and cake karma that bites them in more places then just their butt.