Why having a copyright mark on your images is so important and how to make one.

Because of copyright infringements. What is Copyright infringement? Here is how Wikipedia defines it, is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. Why is it so important you say? It’s simple, you created an image and it is your. It does not matter if your a professional, amateur, if you shot it on a DSRL(even on a Nikon..lol), on a point and shot or even on your cell phone. The image is still your and no one is allow to do anything to it without your permission along with giving you credit for your image.

I’m writing about this because I came across this on a forum I frequent.

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/298367-one-of-my-uss-arizona-photos-on-ebay/

Somebody downloaded, printed, got a Pearl Harbor survivor to sign it, then put it up on eBay all without the permission of the photographer. That’s pretty shitty! Would a Copyright mark stop this from happening. Not the downloading and printing but the signing and selling I think so. I’m not going to explain copyright laws and registrations but please do your own research. I did a quick Google search and easily found a bunch of informative and helpful site. Goggle is your friend, use it and learn!

And for those out there that do not know how to make a copyright mark,

http://www.hacktrix.com/2-ways-to-insert-copyright-symbol-in-photoshop

Knowledge without application is meaningless. –Thomas Edison.

airshow gear with copyright

Airshow Gear!
Date & Time        8/8/2010  9:58am
Gear used            iPhone 3G

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