Many great photos have been spread so widely, that the work became "orphaned" as no one knew the original creator. Placing copyright information in photo metadata is a great way to protect your creative rights. This technique is a best practice used by many photographers, and even by stock photography websites such as Getty. Section 1202 of the U.S. Copyright Act includes fines from $2,500 to $25,000 for people who remove copyright management information (CMI) from your photos, in addition to any legal fees.
To add an extra level of protection from people using your photos without credit, follow the steps below using the Photo Investigator iPhone/iPad app.
Editing a photo requires an in-app purchase, but for free, if you hit the "share" button the Photo Investigator will show copyright information and other photo metadata.
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