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Finding Copyright Infringement With a Right-Click
Photographer Jason Wilder had a problem common to nearly everyone who creates intellectual property: His work was routinely being used online without his permissionand without payment. So Wilder did something about it, creating the Copyright Infringement Finder (CIF) add-on for the Firefox browser.
I am a firm advocate of owning copyrights of photos and getting compensated for them being used. My photos are my livelihood, and I do not work for free. A lot of people are misled and go by, If its on the Internet its fair game to use for whatever, and sadly it will be like that for a long time. But the more photographers go after copyright theft and seek for damages, the more people and corporations get educated from the mistakes they made when they have to pay out thousands instead of, say, paying a $50 fee for a one-time use.
The CIF add-on is available free for Firefox.