how do you even know they haven't been selling you know? No animosity toward dA or anything as i said i feel the love...just dont wanna trust my images to essentially what is a social networking site. all my stuff here is low res so even if it is nicked (and i know it has been - ive sen my stuff on websites) it doesnt really matter.
Well, at the end of the day I don't know. I used to put signatures and stuff on images, but I don't now. I guess if I earned my living as a photographer I'd probably feel very differently about it, but I put leeching down to one of the sad but inevitable side effects of sharing stuff online.
It would be hypocritical of me to go condemning Internet piracy....So I dont. What I can do though is control the resolution of the images being pirated thereby having some control over how they are used. I do actually work in the industry part time but nothing to do with my landscape stuff