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What Photo Theft Looks Like & What To Do When It Happens to You!

By October 16, 2019 Current News

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Jason Lanier recently posted a video on what photographers should do when companies steal and use their images without permission from them of their clients. How does he know how to handle this? Because it happened to him, and he fears it’s going to be happening to more and more photographers in the coming future.

The company Jason is referring to in the video is called Rory Lights. Back in 2017, Jason did a shoot for the Rotolight AEOS. Rory Lights, unwisely thinking enough time had passed, decided it would be a good idea to take the photos Jason took for Rotolight and use them for their own sponsored Instagram ads. They even went as far as to use a shot of Jason in front of the model he was shooting, and make it look like he was using Rory Lights in the shoot.

Naturally, this didn’t sit well with Jason.

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