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Copyright, Plagiarism and Online Dating

Copyright, Plagiarism and Online Dating

Eharmony LogoAccording to a study by U.S. researchers, 1 out of every 3 marriages in the country began online and tens of millions of other people are trying their luck, setting up profiles, searching for matches and hoping o find love.

But while many of the perils of online dating are pretty well known, one of the lesser-discussed issues with online dating is the copyright and plagiarism issues that arise from it.

But what’s interesting about the issue isn’t that it exists, but the perception of it. While there’s a definite stereotype of an online dater ripping off images and prose to make themselves look better to potential mates, what’s less discussed is the other half of the question, namely the person whose work is lifted.

And then comes the more serious and disconcerting issue of who is really doing the the lifting? While sometimes it is a desperate online dating site member, it very often is a commercial interest, including spammers and even the dating sites themselves.

The simple truth is that online dating isn’t just about love, it’s also a big business, one worth an estimate $2 billion per year and growing.

Your profile isn’t just your chance at love, it might be someone else’s chance for profit.Continue Reading

The Challenge Faced by Photographers

The Challenge Faced by Photographers

Photographers face a unique challenge among content creators are their works face not only unprecedented sharing, but also a loss of identity.Continue Reading

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 261 – Indieconf Ahoy!

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 261 – Indieconf Ahoy!

AutoHop lives to hop another day, Google declines to takedown controversial YouTube video and UK orphan works bill draws US ire.Continue Reading

3 Count: Call Me Never

3 Count: Call Me Never

Canadian photogs now own all of their images, interest high in anonymizing services for Bittorrent users and Carly Rae Jepsen accused of plagiarism.Continue Reading

With Copyright, Every Content Creator is Different

With Copyright, Every Content Creator is Different

Many commentators want to paint copyright and the solutions to copyright challenges in broad strokes. Here’s why that is a mistake.Continue Reading

7 Practical Copyright Tips for Professional Photographers

7 Practical Copyright Tips for Professional Photographers

Professional and semi-professional photographers have a very difficult copyright climate before them. Here are six tips for dealing with it.Continue Reading

ASMP Supports Orphan Works Bill

The prospects for the orphan works legislation improve as a major artist trade group, the ASMP, throws their support behind the current version, calling it the best that artists are likely to get. Continue Reading

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