Working for artists but stealing copyright works for their sales pitch.
I get all these promo e-mails from “Art Storefronts” about how they make artists zillions of dollars by using their web services.
So I clicked on one link to look into it and what do I find; they are using a clip from the movie “Wolf Of Wall Street” with Margot Robbie. I am sure Paramount Pictures did not license a clip from their huge movie so they could sell online artist stores. https://blog.artstorefronts.com/dont-need-an-art-marketing-consultant
If you have been in front of my camera, you are indeed in the Library Of Congress. I do register the Copyright on my photographs. And the Library Of Congress is the repository of those registrations along with thumbnails of all of the photographs. When you think about it, that is kind of cool!
Yesterday I was made aware of yet another copyright violation of one of my photographs. The photograph was used by a company who lifted it from somewhere online for the purposes of illustration of an article which is of course to promote their business and make money. The unauthorized use was quickly resolved. But for those who think they have some knowledge of copyright based on what some people have told you or guessed online or you just think you can do what you want, guess again. You might be hearing from my attorney and then you just might find yourself being handed papers by a United States Marshal bringing you greetings from a United States District Court Judge. Thank You!