A few months ago, our edit guys had profiled Pixsy, a startup that helped fight image theft on your behalf. Post that, we got some mighty good response from readers, some of whom pointed us in the direction of similar startups.
Recently, we got an email from a well-known web hosting Site, WhoIsHostingThis, with an interesting request – to write about a new guide on how to stop Internet image & video thefts. These guys claimed they were “well placed to provide this guidance” as their Web hosting lookup tool helped determine who was hosting the “offending” Content (photos, videos, etc), & therefore who to send a takedown notice to.
Since What’s New On The Net has always been a big supporter of the campaign against unethical hackers, & a votary of Online ethical practices, we decided to draw attention to this particular effort of WhoIsHostingThis.
Here’s the introduction to the guide: The theft and misuse of personal images – sometimes particularly sensitive images – is a growing problem around the world. Although uploading images and videos online is a new favourite pastime for millions of people, it comes with its risks – and the effects can range from embarrassment and financial loss to serious psychological harm.
Recent incidents of celebrity image thefts have been widely-reported, but you don’t have to be a celebrity to suffer the same fate. Protecting your images – and dealing with the theft of your images effectively – should be a priority for anyone who uploads images to the internet. Here is a guide to the risks, how to protect yourself online, and what to do if you are a victim.
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