Just had an annoying little comment in my facebook from my Dad's new wife:
Her note to me:
Have you had a chance to take look at Svetlanas (the wedding photographer they hired) photos. She has some great ones of you and your family. If I could figure out how to do it I would of put them up on your wall. I really need some computer
Yes, I saw them...they're really lovely. I wouldn't consider taking any of the images for my wall..that would be illegal. If you purchase any of the digital images, then it would be okay...but otherwise, I'll just enjoy them on her site. Thanks so much for sharing the gallery with me though.
It's my guess that this is the way most people think. Her daughter actually did steal some of the images from the proof gallery and put them in her facebook.
I had one client steal one of the images from her headshot session and start to use it for her facebook profile pic. She did this before paying for the image disk. I was super annoyed...but she did finally pay.
I'm thinking I need to start watermarking my images more thoroughly and annoyingly so that this kind of infringement doesn't so easily happen to me....and at least if it does, it advertises me.