|Award Winning Kitchen Design |
by Angela Victoria Rasmussen
of House 2 Home Deign & Build
Altruism is free, self interest needs to be bought and paid for.
The problems arise when the intent is self-serving, in example that same photograph shared but with this comment "Look at these beautiful lights we have on sale for half off this week" with links to an online catalog page is not a share it’s an advertisement. An obvious commercial use of my images intended to sell product and payment for use of my image should be made in a professional manner.
Intent is everything, and contrition doesn’t fly.
There are tools available to photographers to use to seek out copyright infringements and they're getting better at finding infringements every week. There are even firms who are “buying” the right to seek out and collect from infringers, they’re not forgiving souls. It’s much faster, easier and cost effective to work out a deal with a photographer than it is to deal with Bruno from Bent-Nose Collections.
In the social media marketing intent is everything, if someone is using my image to give my client or myself props and gain good karma I think that’s great and I’ll return the favor. However if the posting is a “take” authorization for use needs to be granted by me, and only me and appropriate payment needs to be made. It’s really easy to find me just send an email, a FB message or call me on the phone - first.