It was brought to my attention first thing this morning that one of my images was being used on a website without my permission, and after a bit reverse image searching, I came across several more instances of that image and several more of my images being used without my permission. One was on a "free clip art" site as a low resolution raster image, which is kind of odd because it's also on a legitimate clip art site as a vector, another was being used as a postcard/greeting card with my signature intact, and credited to me....
...and if you guys know anything about clip art sales, you know that you're not going to get rich from it, so every little bit helps.
Anyway, I spent the better part of the day hunting down images, sending out DMCA take down notices, and generally feeling a bit helpless over the entire situation.
So I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences and how you handled it? Is there a faster way of doing a reverse image search than Google or Tineye? It would be nice to be able to go through an entire folder at once rather than doing each image individually.
Also have you had any luck with simply sending out a take down notice? Anything else you'd like to share would great too. I'm open to any ideas, solutions, or whatever you guys might have.