So you like a picture you re-posted on social media, cut out the watermark altered the picture…. it’s obvious you like the picture.. why not just ask the photog? Here is some info… if you didn’t know…
Images are copyright protected from the moment you create them. If you find that another website contains your copyrighted material, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allows the copyright holder to send a letter to a website’s Internet Service provider or Copyright Abuse Agent
to request the copyright-protected material be removed.
Giving you a photo credit has no bearing on whether or not an infringement exists. Absent a written agreement to the contrary, you are the only one permitted to make copies of your work in most circumstances.
Just because you purchased a print or paid for a photo shoot doesn’t automatically mean that you can do anything with it. Printing, copying, displaying, or altering photographs without permission are actual examples of copyright infringement.
Posting a photographer’s work on social media without permission most likely represents a copyright infringement.
Images you find online are copyrighted unless otherwise noted.
PLEASE DO NOT STEAL PHOTOGRAPHS. If you would like to repost images just ask, add photo credits when sharing. LET ME KNOW