People can now pull your photograph from your site, post it at vi.sualize.us and the owners of the site can profit by building up an audience and selling ads; all without either the photographers’ knowledge or permission. That annoys me. It annoys me but it’s not new. It’s just that this is for photography only.
Anyway, I just happened to find myself at: http://vi.sualize.us/search/all/beckerman/
I guess it’s not different than other linking places, where you get to post the good stuff you’ve found, but somehow, this one seems different. I’m not sure why. In other words, I never had problems with StumbleUpon or Digg because they give you traffic back in return; and so does this site. I don’t know. I can’t explain why this site annoyed me. Nope. All mysterious to me, why this discovery should annoy me and the others don’t.
If you post your stuff on your web site and you say, copyright Dave Beckerman, cannot be used for any purpose without written permission… that doesn’t mean anything to anyone… and anyway – you want the publicity – don’t you…? Well – don’t you, punk? You’ll be happy with any posting of your images so long as they spell your URL right.
Just feeling grumpy. Better get to bed before I write something that should’ve been saved as draft first.