Find out if your pictures / images have been copied, ripped off or plagiarized

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This article is about how to find out when someone steals your copyrighted or personal picture from the internet. A lot of people have become victim to others stealing their photos from online sites without the owner's permission.

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How to check for stolen photographs on the internet

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    A reverse search is possible through a website called "Tinyeye.com".
    From there you will be given a bar that you can use to upload photos and do a search for your photo being copied to another URL. So basically the site will do a reverse look up on line to see where else your photo has be posted without your permission.
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    Google also has a program where you can look up the picture that you believe has been copied.
    You may do this by going to Google and choosing images. From there you can upload your picture to do a web search for any other places where your picture may have been posted.
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    You can view the statistic information on your photo by visiting your photo on your site and checking the properties.
    This will bring up the option to see how many times your photo has been posted, copied and saved.
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How to Protect Your Photos from Getting Ripped Off

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    Use watermark.
    There are various applications nowadays that can be used to embed non-removable watermarks to photos. Never post your photos in public sites without using this as that can easily be used by other people for their own purpose and claim that the picture is their own.
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    Report immediately when you encounter cases of photo stealing.
    Do not tolerate one instance. There are sites which you can go to to report these types of incidents. Also, you can get some people banned from certain websites if they are using stolen photos. However, photo thieves will not be penalized if no one is bothering to report incidences.
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    Do not copy other people's photos.
    If you get on with the practice of using other people's photos for your own purpose, chances are you will encounter the same problem with your photos as well.
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The Logic Behind Property Rights to Photos

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    Photos are like written materials.
    It requires you to think in order to come up with a great output. Therefore, this is not something that other people should just take without permission or at least without giving credit to the owner.
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    Photos look different even though two people are taking a photo of the same thing.
    This is mainly because it requires a certain skill and taste in taking the photo. Another person may take it from a different angle, under different lighting, and focusing on a certain aspect of the photo. Therefore, all photos are unique.
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    Photos are meant to be shown to other people but there is an art behind it that must not be stolen.
    Just like paintings, although photos are meant to be displayed and shown to others, it is not something to be given away. If you want it to keep it, you have to pay for it.
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Common Sites Where Photos Are Ripped Off

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    Facebook.
    Facebook has gained so much popularity because of real time sharing of photos to friends and friends of friends. It has indeed connected a lot of people, even though they have not seen each other for a long time. With this kind of connection online, photos can also spread around, not only among your friends but to other networks as well. Because the process of copying or downloading photos from Facebook is rather simple, there are already too many incidents where publishers use the photos they see on Facebook and forget about giving credit to the owner.
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    Blogs.
    Blogs are meant to be shared and shared because the life of a blog also depends on the number of viewers. However, if you are not careful as a blog owner and do not put watermarks that are difficult to erase, there is a very high likelihood that your photo will be copied, especially if your blog is rating high because of your photos. It will really help a lot if you look for software that will be able to insert good watermarks into your photos and which will make it difficult for hackers to remove it.
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    Pinterest.
    Pinterest has indeed been an internet eye candy because of the wonderful collection of photos that you see there, classified according to interests and categories. While the normal process is to just re-pin photos, which means that you put it on your own board but you still maintain credit for the original site where it's from, there are still some people who would just copy it and upload it like a new photo. Again, for sites like these, you can avoid copying through a strong watermark.
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Questions and Answers

Can I know those who copied and saved my photos from my Facebook?

Is it possible to detect those who have copied and saved my pictures from Facebook

You can find out if someone used your Facebook photos on the internet by going to Google Images and clicking the camera icon in the search bar. Enter the URL of the photo or upload the photo from your computer to search for it. There is no way of knowing who/if someone downloads your Facebook photos to their computer, since Facebook doesn't notify users of this action.

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Did a friend steal someones picture?

A friend at work is claiming a picture he took on his property but I am positive I have seen it somewhere on the internet

You can search for the photo on Google Images by clicking the camera next to the search bar, then uploading it from your device or pasting the URL. You'll find out if this photo has been used anywhere else on the internet.

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Get my pic off a secure website?

I think my pic and info are being used on a site for malicious / catfish purpose.. I have tried: I tried to search for it, but its on a site I don't want to log onto.. I think it was caused by: I was on the site and was attacked by nasty group of people. I tried to make a dummy account to go back on and as soon as I did I was bombarded with messages and email requests and with in minutes they hacked my laptop and iPhone

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How to find if someone gets my photos?

How to find if someone gets my photos on my Facebook account.

You cannot find out if someone downloads your picture from your Facebook account, but you can limit access to your pictures. Open your profile on Facebook and click "Photos". Click "Albums". Click the round icon in the lower-right corner of each album to limit access to the album to friends or even specific people.

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If you are worried that someone has used your copyrighted picture (and it can be modified with mirroring, rotating, color filters, and other filters; so, do the same with yours if you wish before you search for it), then to find the images, use the article or the following web sites: ImageBrief, Small SEO Tools, Yandex, Pixsy, RezF, ImageWiki, Dotegy Reverse Image Search, Karma Decay, etc.

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Can you tell me how to know that a person is online on my website?

Hello can you tell me how to know that a person is online on my website?. I have tried: I have created website in php. I have lots of users, for online chatting on that website, I want to know online member, now the problem is how to identify them?

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How do I find out who copied a picture from my Facebook?

One of my friends copied a picture from my Facebook and sent it to someone else. How to I find out who copied it?. I think it was caused by: It must be a Facebook friend

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How to find out if someone I don't know has posted my photos on Facebook?

How to find out if someone I don't know has posted my photos on Facebook

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