May 19th, 2016
I recently talked to Nadia Reckmann, over at pixsy.com, which is a site that helps photographers find and fight image theft. Nadia was working on an article on why image theft is so common in real estate.
She just finished the article and I think it is worth reading for real estate photographers.
Sometimes we’re asked if copyright infringement is more common in certain areas of photography than others. Image theft occurs in every field, but we’ve been surprised at how often it occurs in real estate photography. According to our case management team, over 7% of all infringement cases we handled this year alone were connected to real estate.
Is there a reason for this? We took a look at some of the worst infringements in real estate photography and identified three reasons why real estate photographers have their images stolen more often…
I wanted to point out Nadia’s article today because it fits into the theme of the discussion we’ve been having for the last 2 days. It’s becoming clear to everyone from real estate photographers to the NAR that real estate image theft is a big issue.