Sabine Bridge

This photo was taken by me in 2008. Using Google's Search By Image feature I have found this image being used on dozens of commercial Web sites without my permission.

 

In my conversations with the Web site owners they tend to point the finger at their Web site designer. Apparently, many Web designers see Flickr, as well as the rest of the Internet, as their own personal photo library.

 

I've had a few sites agree to pay to license this photo. Many other take it down after a nice DMCA take down notice.

 

Mish Mish, telwink and 17 more people faved this
  • Gwen Turner-Juarez 7y

    Obligatory, but you really did it justice. Very nice!
  • John Dyer 7y

    I did not realize Houston is so beautiful.
  • Mish Mish 7y

    this is a fantastic shot! I love it!
  • f650biker 7y


  • telwink 7y

    MAn, this one is a home run. The colors are out of this world!!!
  • gini 7y

    ditto all of the above! fantastic
  • Michael 7y

    Oh Man...My favorite spot and this is well...from the sky to the ground...Perfect!
  • laanba 7y

    This is really beautiful Jay.
  • Virginia Oxford 7y

    Wow, you make Houston actually look pretty! That's a feat. Good job! :)
  • Splintar 7y

    great looking shot!
  • André 7y

    Futuristic, beautiful!
  • spectregirl 6y

    Obligatory, schmigatory...... one of my favorite places, and a truly wonderful photo.
  • egsoldavini 6y

    Beautiful photo!!!
  • Eric S. 3y

    Love your watermark!

    ...if you didn't take such good photos...

    Try to suck a little every now and then! LOL!
  • gini 3y

    lol..@groovehouse .. ya Jay ... lower your bar man, lower the bar. : ) beautiful shot and worthy of being paid for

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  • pongo 2007 3y

    One word: Watermark

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  • pongo 2007 3y

    PS
    I had over 100 of my images lifted from Flickr and offered for free downloading by eastern european web sites, not much I could do, now I use a very ugly watermark.
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Taken on July 25, 2008
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