privatebydesign said:Interesting wingeathon on Petapixel from the designer.
Hmmm. Not sure this is a "wingeathon". I think it is pretty accurate.
I work in an industry where this is becoming more and more a reality. Last week I interviewed an international candidate on behalf of my employer. The candidate indicated they wanted to work for my employer because he had "copied" our designs for a few years. They then went into great detail of how they did this. It costs my employer millions of dollars a year to protect our intellectual property against these types of operations. I have spent hours in courts "defending" my original designs seeking injunctions.
Yet, as photographers, we complain when someone "misuses" our images. This is no different to the above. Our photos are our intellectual property. We own them, and we should take the precautions to protect them.
We need to protect our intellectual property, no matter what form it takes. And sometimes we need to explain to others why things (eg. costs) are what they are.