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« on: February 14, 2018, 07:43 »
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Hello everyone,

How do you find stolen photos or publications?

The search by google image rarely finds the publications or even the stolen images.
For example I have sold more than 200 times one photo, I find only 6 issues on google image ... :-\

Tineyes is bad, I do not even mention it.

I am also looking for my username with the site name in google search.

The results are not satisfactory,

Do you have other techniques?

( sorry for my bad english )


Shelma1

« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 07:57 »
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? If you're looking for uses of photos you've licensed, then they're not stolen.

« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 08:36 »
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I don't worry about it, because I have no way of knowing if it's a legitimate use.

niktol

« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:18 »
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I suspect license misuse happens considerably more often than flat out "stealing".

angelawaye

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 09:36 »
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You will drive yourself crazy if you go down this road...
If you upload to microstock, stolen and misuse of images goes with the territory.

« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 09:38 »
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Well you can't possibly know if the image was stolen or not or used beyond license. Also why do you expect to find all the instaces of image online? Some of them might be used online, other printed, some saved for later and some will never be used at all (considering the price).

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 12:34 »
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Alright, we all understand that (at least for RF) it is pretty much impossible to know whether a photo was licensed or stolen. However, OP wanted to know how to find publications in general, and I think that is a legitimate question.

I use Pixsy quite a bit. Their results are pretty good. But I am always open to suggestions for more options.

« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 13:36 »
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Use www.copytrack.com

It does a good job, scanning the network for you, in the background.

But the overwhelming majority of hits you will get will come from stuff licensed legally (hard to track when you license through multiple agencies)

« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 17:25 »
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« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 17:31 by Pauws99 »

« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 09:46 »
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Thanks for your replies.
I'm curious to know the use of my photos.

the pixtrack site is good also, although it is paying.
but not as efficient as google image

« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 10:56 »
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I just find additional publications, for paper issues.

you go to the website:

Issuu

http://www.issuu.com [nofollow]

you get your username (microstock) into the search bar and you will get some publications in magazines.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 10:59 by zeg06 »

« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 13:25 »
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I just find additional publications, for paper issues.

you go to the website:

Issuu

http://www.issuu.com

you get your username (microstock) into the search bar and you will get some publications in magazines.


Good one, thanks! Found a bunch of mine. However, none of them looks stolen to me.

niktol

« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 09:30 »
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I just find additional publications, for paper issues.

you go to the website:

Issuu

http://www.issuu.com

you get your username (microstock) into the search bar and you will get some publications in magazines.


wow, supercool :)

« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 02:10 »
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Use www.copytrack.com

It does a good job, scanning the network for you, in the background.

But the overwhelming majority of hits you will get will come from stuff licensed legally (hard to track when you license through multiple agencies)


Thank you for the suggestion. I signed up with Copytrack after you mentioned it and just got a $1000 payout. Nice windfall, especially after all the other services I had tried might have been okay at finding uses but were a joke at chasing thefts.


 

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