Copyright theft and unauthorised use of creative works

It’s unfortunate that I’ve had to write this post, but it has become an increasing problem.

Copyright in pictures (and words and videos) exists automatically by law. This should prevent people from copying them, but it doesn’t, and I have found people and companies using my pictures, and constantly having to track them down and get payment.

This includes newspapers and people who deal with photographers on a daily basis. You’d think they know better. I give away a lot of pictures for local community use, and so I’ve written a page that outlines what I’ll do if I discover my work being used without permission.