For many bloggers, posting photos of family or friends on their blog, to be shared with other relatives or friends, is part of the enjoyment. Unfortunately, these pictures are open to all and sundry, and can easily be stolen and utilized on not-so-harmless websites.
Anyone can copy an unprotected photograph simply by right-clicking and saving it to their hard drive. From then on, it’s available for any nefarious purpose.
Recently, a blogger I know posted a photo of his twelve year old grand-daughter on his blog. An innocent act of a proud grandfather. The picture has been copied and turned up on various pedophile websites.
It could happen to any one of us. There is inexpensive photo copyright protection software available that can prevent this type of theft. If you intend posting pictures of any youngster on your blog or website, it is advisable to invest in a little protection first.
And don’t assume that online galleries like Flickr are safe and innocent. It doesn’t take much delving to come up with all sorts of pornographic content on Flickr and other such photo galleries.
Don’t let it happen to you.
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