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Author Topic: My image is spreading on Facebook. What to think of it?  (Read 3589 times)

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SA

« on: August 31, 2012, 04:00 »
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« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 06:21 by SA »


« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 05:02 »
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Dang, I hate, hate, hate "inspirational" facebook photos.

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 05:15 »
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I don't see how it could possibly lead to sales.
I couldn't find any easy or obvious way of finding your file on SS via the link you provided. Maybe it is there, but doubt it.
Also it's much degraded from your original on SS, so again, not likely to have people rushing to try to find it. (to be clear, I mean the FB version is degraded, I'm not dissing your original).
https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards says:
"Intellectual property
Before sharing content on Facebook, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights."

Then it says:
"Reporting abuse
If you see something on Facebook that you believe violates our terms, you should report it to us. Please keep in mind that reporting a piece of content does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site."

But I can't easily see any link on that page for you to do so.  :o
However, via Help, I found:
http://www.facebook.com/report
I have no idea whether SS would be helpful in this. Might be a good idea to contact them first, as presumably contact from them would have more weight than one from you.

Good luck!


ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 05:31 »
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i just asked him/her where they got the pic from so lets see what they say.

Also i saved a screen capture.

Poncke

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 05:37 »
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I agree with Sue, I dont see how this would have cost you sales. The 4000 shares should not be seen as potential buyers. Its just sheeple hitting the share button.


You can report it as your intelectual property by clicking the X in the right top corner. Click on report image and then click on the question is this your intelectual property?.

However you need to make sure it wasnt a legal purchase and under what licence.

Great photo.

SA

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 06:38 »
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Ok, thanks for your input.

BUT, i think I want it to be there. Dont report it or bug the people who put it on facebook. I think its a funny thing for me and would like to have it there. And the message in the picture is great and just what I had in mind when I took the shot so we just let it be.

/Simon

Poncke

« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 07:08 »
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If it was stolen you should tell them. Otherwise they'll never learn. However its up to you.

I found a photo on Facebook the other day and it still my copyright watermark on it. I told them to either buy it, take it down or I would report them. They took it down.

Microbius

« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 07:32 »
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It could well cost you sales, not because the people who posted it would ever had paid, but because no one who has seen it on Facebook with that crappy text on it is likely to buy it for another use (eg for a print ad for their company).
It has been made to look cheap and tacky, instead of like a clever conceptual shot that could have been used commercially.
If a potential buyer has seen it shared on FB forget about them paying for it for another use. I certainly wouldn't buy it now knowing it has been all over social media.

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 07:52 »
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On the other hand, there might be a different sort of buyer who would love to be associated with this popular facebook image.

H*ll I hate FB. I just went there to see how to deal with abuse and my home page, formerly a moribund page with about five things on it is now a mile long with a whole load of absolute cr*p.

Poncke

« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 07:53 »
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These days its all about being cool, and getting a piece of the social media pie. Maybe there are buyers that think, hey that photo was liked 150.000 times and shared 4000 times, I want to buy into that. It might just get them to think its a popular photo and take a ride on its success. Maybe they do want to be associated with social media trends.

vonkara

« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 10:45 »
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I hate facebook to. When the tv news or a journalist make statements according to how many likes a post on facebook got, I die a little inside. I hate facebook for being the official "egocentric wanna be a celebrity" website on the internet.

I was on the internet before all these internet explorers, linking to images I already see in chain mails sent by my aunts, 5 years ago. Grrr! I hate this decade.  :'(
« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 10:46 by Vonkara »

« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 16:57 »
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I agree with Sue, I dont see how this would have cost you sales. The 4000 shares should not be seen as potential buyers. Its just sheeple hitting the share button.


You can report it as your intelectual property by clicking the X in the right top corner. Click on report image and then click on the question is this your intelectual property?.

However you need to make sure it wasnt a legal purchase and under what licence.

Great photo.

Even if one person legitimately paid for the image and posted it on his/her FB page, it cannot be redistributed. But that's exactly what the share buttons are for and none of these social media places give a $hit about copyright infringement. Same with pinterest.  >:( As already mentioned, the only thing you can do is report it any way you can and hope it disappears off of pages. Good luck.

« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 02:22 »
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Dang, I hate, hate, hate "inspirational" facebook photos.

So do I....

Batman

« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 02:59 »
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It could well cost you sales, not because the people who posted it would ever had paid, but because no one who has seen it on Facebook with that crappy text on it is likely to buy it for another use (eg for a print ad for their company).
It has been made to look cheap and tacky, instead of like a clever conceptual shot that could have been used commercially.
If a potential buyer has seen it shared on FB forget about them paying for it for another use. I certainly wouldn't buy it now knowing it has been all over social media.

Yesterdays trends are todays stale old pictures. This one is now old.

« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 07:02 »
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piracy sucks but personally i've come to peace with the fact that once digital media hits the internet then im leaving myself open to it.  the good out weighs the bad.  so if something gets ripped off occasionally then i see it as the risk i decided to take by putting it 'out there'.  if it really irked me, id print it and hang it in a gallery which would leave me more of a starving artist then i currently am hehe. 


 

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