Is Another Interior Designer Using Your Pictures As Their Own?

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One of my VIP clients had that happen to her. I’m not sure how she originally figured out that a “now banned” member of our DSU LinkedIn group was using my client’s photos and showing them as if they were her own work, but this is unethical and inappropriate.

Yes, it is common to use people’s photos on social media that are not your own, and depending on how you indicate ownership, it can be OK. However, it is not OK to pretend those photos are your work.

Yes, you can add watermarks, but those can get cropped out as one member found someone had done to her photos.

We’ve been having an interesting conversation in the LinkedIn group about this. Please come and join us.

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