When you think about piracy, the biggest cases amongst the art world have to do with music, movies, etc. Those are all things that were created: content, if you will. But sadly, very little is done about imagery and preventing or stopping piracy. People consume and love to listen to music and watch movies or videos, and over the years they’ve been completely fine with providing a fee to get the content that they really, genuinely love and enjoy. However, no one has really come out to try to protect the rights of photographers in equally big ways. While Trent Reznor and Tarantino talk a lot about paying to get a great experience that they’re working very hard on, people have been acknowledging this.
So here’s what we need to do as photographers.