Can it be???... at long last.???.. That Facebook and other social media sites will start to link images back to the content creators??? What could be next? Credit and compensation???
Social media thrives on image sharing. All those "likes" and "shares" keep users engaged, and rack up big profits for the platforms -- but this is only possible thanks to the artWORK that gets uploaded. These same platforms were never designed to credit and compensate the source of their success.
This link shares some of the ways Facebook may be looking to address this ...
Maybe updates like this will help educate followers and halt online art theft.
excerpt from article by The Verge
"To claim their copyright, the image rights holder uploads a CSV file to Facebook’s Rights Manager that contains all the image’s metadata. They’ll also specify where the copyright applies and can leave certain territories out. Once the manager verifies that the metadata and image match, it’ll then process that image and monitor where it shows up. If another person tries to claim ownership of the same image, the two parties can go back and forth a couple times to dispute the claim, and Facebook will eventually yield it to whoever filed first. If they then want to appeal that decision, they can use Facebook’s IP reporting forms."
Here are some other helpful info graphics and links..
Copyright basics, 2 part info graphic by Lili Chin, Doggie Drawings https://www.doggiedrawings.net/
More about Lili's infographics, including link to her site for downloadable versions:
More info on this chart:
2017 post from photography copyright blog
Nov 2019 post form PDN Pulse
Many posts here on the blog about fighting online art theft and educating followers to protect indie artist creative rights. Start here for case studies and more links...