Pixsy.com / Image Copyright Protection

These days when you upload images / photos to any website such as Facebook, Instagram ect, It’s an open slather for anyone else to just take a screenshot and use that image as they see fit or so they think. There is quite a common misbelief that once an image is on the internet it’s in the public domain which is false. In Australia, the term of copyright is the life of the creator plus 70 years.

What is worse is when a business just takes the image without the creator’s consent and leaves the creator out of pocket.

Luckily there is a great service called https://www.pixsy.com how it works is that you upload your images to their website and they scan the internet to see if your images have been used without your permission. If they have you can issue a takedown notice to the infringing party and seek payment for the use or just put a stop to the illegal use.

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