This in from PAN reader, London based freelance photographer, George Solomonides
You will probably have already seen the article in the Guardian (see link below) but, I thought you might want to give it a bit more exposure.
It’s of real concern to me that after all the fighting by artists over the years to protect their work and livelihood, the internet, which on the one hand has improved opportunities for many, could also prove the catalyst for their ultimate demise.
Katie Rogers writes on the Guardian blog : Instagram users begin fightback against stolen photos
…’Rettke estimates that she catches users stealing her photos about 8 to 10 times a month, and says Instagram is aware of the problem but doesn’t do enough to protect user property…..
full article here: guardian.co.uk