4 Things Every Photographer Should Know About Protecting Images on Social Networks
Thrive with caution on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ ...and whatever's next
By Mason Resnick
"The social media revolution is filled with opportunities for self-promotion, but it also poses challenges for photographers who are concerned about protecting their copyrighted, unique creative work. Here's a balanced approach to protecting your work.
Professional photographers as well as many “weekend warriors” and serious amateur shooters have a love/hate relationship with the Internet, espeically on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tubmlr, Google+, and Pinterest. On the one hand, it's a great way to display your work to potential clients, generate print orders, and promote your business. On the other hand, it has never been easier for your copyrighted material to be used without your permission. All you need to know is how to right-click.
The rapid rise of social networks—Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest among the biggest ones—has made it easier than ever to get your name out there, but it has also allowed copyright infringement to get out of control, according to many photographers."
Facebook Terms of Service
Flickr/Yahoo Terms of service
Pinterest Terms of Service
Tumblr Terms of Service
Google + Terms of Service
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