Alex Wild on Muck Rack

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Urbana, Illinois

Entomologist & Photographer. Blogs at Scientific American.

Jul 31, 2014

Most commercial infringements are things of which I heartily disprove: sham ultrasonic repellers, alt-"meds", fear-based pest marketing.

Jul 31, 2014

@ob_kc Which I'm getting very close to doing, for my sanity.

Jul 31, 2014

@ob_kc Hard to quantify, so... no. Not unless I hire a company to do them for me.

Jul 31, 2014

Most of the copyright infringements are innocent- people don't understand that a search engine is just an index, not a stock library.

Jul 31, 2014

The largest source of infringements are the sites of legit clients, who have paid to display my work without the ugly © mark.

Jul 31, 2014

I have let a few images go uninforced. Haven't sold licenses for any of those: a natural experiment concluding that infringement costs me $.

Jul 31, 2014

I estimate that I add about 100 fewer photographs per year to my library because of time spent on infringements.

Jul 31, 2014

In the past 3 days, I have sent about 70 DMCA takedown requests regarding commercial copyright infringements.

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