Entomologist & Photographer. Blogs at Scientific American.
Most commercial infringements are things of which I heartily disprove: sham ultrasonic repellers, alt-"meds", fear-based pest marketing.
@ob_kc Which I'm getting very close to doing, for my sanity.
@ob_kc Hard to quantify, so... no. Not unless I hire a company to do them for me.
Most of the copyright infringements are innocent- people don't understand that a search engine is just an index, not a stock library.
The largest source of infringements are the sites of legit clients, who have paid to display my work without the ugly © mark.
I have let a few images go uninforced. Haven't sold licenses for any of those: a natural experiment concluding that infringement costs me $.
@Popehat That may be fair use.
I estimate that I add about 100 fewer photographs per year to my library because of time spent on infringements.
This is a fairly normal week.
In the past 3 days, I have sent about 70 DMCA takedown requests regarding commercial copyright infringements.
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