Monday, July 21, 2008

Protect Yourself on Flickr

We have had a rash of people stealing your photos on Flickr and making use of them! I have spotted your images being used on Etsy Shop banners, MySpace Backgrounds and uploaded to other Flickr accounts without the proper credit being given back to the artist.
We must protect ourselves!
If you're going to use Flick--here are 2 ways to help protect your photos and images.
You can block any user and you must set the proper license for your photos.

Blocking a user is a must. If someone adds you as a contact and they have no photos available to you, no profile information and they just mark your pictures as favorites--they are probably working on copying you or ripping off your images.
I had a user come through and mark 3 pages of my photos as favorites. I blocked them.

Just move your mouse over the person's icon picture and a drop down menu will appear--click on the last option "block".

A new page will open that says...

Next, set your account to post pictures with "All Rights Reserved"

This will protect your images from being saved as targets to someone's desktop.

I hope this helps!
~Sadie Lou


Lori said...

great info Sadie Lou!!!

Pieceful Bits said...

Thanks Sadie!

Sweet Addie said...

Thanks for the info. I had no Idea!!

meme said...

Thank you !!! u explained it so well! :-)

Simply Me Art said...

Great to know. Thanks, Jamie said...

Thanks for the tip.

Pam J said...

Sadie I am so glad I read this post, I found a few like that & never hought a thing about it,