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Photography Theft.

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I recently messaged an individual about one of my photos that was displayed as their profile photo on Facebook. The photo was not purchased, and had been downloaded directly from one of my websites. Generally I message these people and explain that downloading my photos is theft. It’s a quick apology and they take the photo down. However in this case, the individual responded with “Well then you should not but your pics on the web” if you want them stolen, and is perusing alleged trespassing charges against me. Seven days after speaking with him, he still has my photography work displayed as his Facebook profile photo, and continues to message me about perusing alleged trespassing charges for a photo I took in November of 2009.

This person’s logic is similar to “Don’t put items for sale in a store if you don’t want them stolen”
I don’t think artists in this town deserve this kind of treatment, and definitely should not feel threatened by someone who has stolen something from them.

If you support local artists email me directly at: jaime.vedres@gmail.com with a message, and I will be giving away 50% off discount codes for any of my work posted on this site.

 

Written by Calgary Photographer Jaime Vedres

September 6th, 2012 at 12:28 pm