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What sites offer downloads of your hub pictures without your permission and what do you do?


After the new Google Algorithm I tried searching google for my name on Hubpages and after seeing all my comments listed, but only one hub, I came across a site called "realmadridwallpapers.org" which was linking to my profile page but also allowing free or premium downloads of a picture from one of my hubs. The pic on this site has a lot more views than the hub! It was not my own picture, but other hubbers are victims of copyright infringement. For instance, some of davenmidtown's beautiful original gardening photos are on there. The link may be good but the theft isn't.

 

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Angelo52 says

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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    That seems a good idea. I never thought of doing that, putting the source actually on the photo. The pic from the hub wasn't mine, but they've put some of my pics from Flickr on their site - can't imagine anyone paying to download those, though:)


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Dan Harmon (wilderness) says

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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 5 years ago

    ...and photos with low resolution too...I watermarked my photos at the start of my publishing with HubPages in 2010, they have all been requested for removal...


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Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) says

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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    Thanks for this, it is very useful. In my case, the photo they took from the hub wasn't my own, but they clearly do sell people's original photos, so it's worth checking if you use a lot of your own pics.


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Barbara Radisavljevic (WannaB Writer) says

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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    Keeping the resolution low sounds like a good idea! I wouldn't mind people using my photos really - but not selling them for a profit behind my back! And if using my hubphoto they could at least link it back to the hub! They didn't.


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Suzette Walker (suzettenaples) says

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    Barbara Radisavljevic (WannaB Writer) 5 years ago

    If you don't want your photos pinned, why not disable pinning on your hubs? Just change your settings. I pin hubs I really like to help promote them. If someone doesn't disable the pinning, I think It's OK.


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Mazzy Bolero says

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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    Thanks - but are you allowed to use watermarked photos on Hubpages?


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Mrs L A Gibb (mrslagibb) says

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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    Thanks for answering. They have my profile picture on there, too, but since it is only a violin icon, that seems just crazy!


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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    Some of the ideas suggested here might at least put some people off stealing. I don't mind people using stuff in blogs, but selling it for cash, that's not on!


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John Chandra (Johnjfernando) says

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    Mazzy Bolero 5 years ago

    Yes, it does seem like a good idea to put something on the actual picture, and the hub title might be the most useful option.