Copyright infringement.

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There are several pictures in this weeks leaderboard, with no camera information, which is known to be more likely copyright infringement shots. If you actually take the picture camera information automatically comes up in information. Is anyone watching this? I thought you added this feature to help curtail copyright infringement?
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Making Memories Photography

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The Exif Data will only be displayed if when saving the image the photographer uses the ''save as'' option ,i have a few shots that i have taken in my photos(in RAW so i can prove they are mine )but forgot to use the save as and only saved ,hence no EXIF data,so not every shot without EXIF will be stolen and to be fair no EXIF is not a good way to distinguish a stolen photo from a legitimate one .
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I agree Ian - also if you use 'Save for Web' you lose Exif data.
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Making Memories Photography

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My photos are raw also and the EXIF shows. Besides the ones I have seen with no EXIF the artist pics are all without the EXIF. It was added to detour copyright infringement. If it were just one photo of the artist maybe, but all photos have no EXIF. GIVE ME A BREAK, is this another site that promotes copyright infringement like pixdaus did. The original artist found their work on this site finally contacted site to remove it and they refused. Copy right infringement is at a all time high in photography. I have in the past found the original artist and contacted them to check it out. I have also contacted the infringer and they don't deny they just laugh. One actually told me all photography on any site is free game as long as he manipulates it to be his. This is not true.
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My photos are in RAW also. Once I save them for the web the exif is gone. So this isn't going to be proof of any wrong doing. If the original photographer contacts the site, then they need to step in and stop it.

The internet has definitely turned into the Wild Wild West. We can only hope that Pixoto has better aspirations than what you are saying Pixdaus did.

I think the duplicate images, the ones that are the same image,but they are flipped, they are recolored (not in to BW which is approved), they are manipulated and cropped differently are the easiest ones to catch. The copyright infringement can only be proved by the original photographer, or providing administration with a link to where the other photograph is posted.
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Copyright Information and Creator information Is embedded in all of my Images. Pixoto has chosen not to display that in the EXIF area. This information is much more important than how you took the picture and what camera was used.

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