Our Work Has Been Stolen

The good news is that people like our work. The bad news is that people are appropriating it without our permission.

I am reblogging this to get the word out to anyone else who is on this list who might have missed David’s post.

The Best News: We are not alone.

iPhone Photographer | David Pasillas

I think I always knew this was going to happen. In fact, I caught someone a few years ago that had stolen one of my iphone photos and was distributing it to people that wanted to create composites. I wasn’t too upset about that because it wasn’t a great photo, and it probably wouldn’t have been used for anything since it was heavily edited. At any rate, a simple cease and desist worked.

This recent discovery is much more upsetting. It’s a bit of a rabbit hole that myself and other artists have been delving into the last few days. At first it looked like another poster website selling photographs that didn’t belong to them. A bit of research has lead us to believe its much worse.

I actually found some of your work on their site too. I’ll mention the names in a minute, but I honestly don’t want…

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  4 comments for “Our Work Has Been Stolen

  1. Sue
    July 22, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Alas, it’s always going to happen, and as Janet said, it’s hard to know what can be done….


  2. July 22, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    There are too many people willing to do this sort of thing and the internet makes it all too easy. As I jokingly posted on David’s site, maybe I should feel offended that no one thought my images good enough to steal. 🙂 Hard to know how to stop this sort of thing, unfortunately.



    • July 22, 2015 at 1:01 PM

      Thanks for your kind words, Janet. I don’t know whether to be flattered or upset by these guys, so I am moving on with my life. The Big Wheel of Karma will catch up to them eventually.

      As for not stealing your images—they probably knew better than to mess with you!

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      • July 22, 2015 at 1:28 PM

        You should probably be flattered and upset…and also correct in going on with your life. 🙂


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