My name is on every photo displayed on any website I sell photos on today. No exceptions. Mycopyright symbol is directly on my home page.My detail page is already quite small (620 pixels wide) and if anything I plan to go larger whichis what helps sell the images more effectively.I legally contracted photos with Webshots many years ago (and still do). It appears to me thatwallpaper sites steal the screensaver images from them. And then after a while they all steal fromeach other and all hell breaks loose.None of which gives any commercial end user the right to use for themselves because they think it's free. That is what intellectual property and national/international copyright laws weredesigned to protect from happening.Your client is responsible for their own actions or in this case some measure of negligence by notknowing where these photos came from that
sell their services
. That is the bottom line. Peoplecan buy a print from me, scan it, and then use on wallpaper sites just as fast. There is no way toprotect from theft aside from placing all of my photos in a closet somewhere.The responsibility often lies with the end user simply wanting to get something for nothing.Some are probably just unaware. But that is still not a good excuse, Daniela, to use the photos of somebody else to help sell their products and services for a profit.We support ourselves exclusively on my hard worked for images. My scanner alone is $47,000.Cameras, lenses, travel, film, developing and so much more (tens of thousands of dollars worth)goes into this process. If people want to use my images for selling their services, then please getin touch with me directly (as many do) and work out an amicable arrangement.But to think it's free and they can just take it is risky business at best and just a bad idea overall.And this is exactly what can happen when they do.Thanks again for your sincere efforts.All the best,VinceI totally understand your point. I worked for an IP firm for years and understand the issues. Butshouldn't you be going after the large sites distributing your images who are actually makingmoney?