The Scourge Of Online Image Theft [Infographic]

From clickbait articles, to generated memes, to personal Pinterest accounts, image theft is everywhere. Whether we like it or not, an internet connection has made the business of stolen content a lucrative one. So how do content creators and photographers protect their work when Google image search is just a click away? 

For many artists and photographers, a watermark is one of the best ways to avoid theft. A symbol, signature, or logo, overlaying the image in question is often enough to deter a would be thief as not everyone has the time or skills to edit a watermark out. Nearly 90% of photographers had watermarked images stolen in 2016, and almost 70% had those watermarks removed. 

Just because you find an image on Google, doesn’t mean it belongs to you. Take a look at this infographic for more on the business of stolen images and how you can protect yourself, and your content, from theft.



Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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