You’re Being Ripped Off: PPA Survey Finds Widespread Copyright Infringement

By Greg Scoblete

Mike Seyfang | Flickr

Mike Seyfang | Flickr

Results from a recent Professional Photographers of America (PPA) survey likely won’t surprise many photographers.

In short, two thirds (67 percent) of the 2,000 photographers questioned by PPA reported having their images used without their permission. Of those who had their images ripped off, more than half had multiple instances of unauthorized image use.

“These victims of infringement are mom and pop businesses,” said PPA CEO David Trust in a statement announcing the findings. “The income they lose from just one infringement can determine whether or not a hard-working photographer gets to take her first family vacation …read more

Via: PDN Pulse


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