I have a website where I sell vintage items. I see a lot of my pics turning up various places on the web and for the most part I don’t care.If people want to use them on their Facebook page or in their blog that’s fine.
But after trying this out what I see is happening is a lots of EBay clowns taking my pictures from my private website, or Google, and using them to sell their own stuff, then EBay claiming the pictures as their own and profiting from them somehow. So in essence my own pictures will be used to compete against me.
Right now I have the pics on my site set so they can’t be copy/pasted. I know there are ways around that but most people don’t know them and don’t bother to find out. There needs to be a way to either have my webpages opted out of this service or you need to give a clear, unalterable trail of where an image came from. LIke on Google when they collect photos but if people click on them it says where they were taken from.What I see here is I can capture a picture, download and paste it someplace else and there is no proof of where it came from.