I really don’t make a habit of looking myself up on the internet, but today I did and I’m pissed! After searching my site on Google I scrolled down a ways and came to a window called “images” with a handful of images from wordpress. So far no foul, but then I clicked on “see more images for stevenwillardimages” and I started to get angry. Scrolling througha number of my photographs I came to an image I knew wasn’t mine. As I continued to look I saw more and more photos that weren’t mine listed under my name. What’s going on I wondered. I clicked to open one of my images “Rise and Shine” and discovered it was put up by some outfit named “news-sysmaya.net” Clicking on the “visit page” tab opened the news-sysmaya.net page where I found six of my images taken from wordpress starting on May 12th this year.
At this point I went back and Googled news-sysmaya.net and the first thing that popped up was reference to the wordpress forum and complaints about this very thing. Clicking on one of the April 22nd line opens on a wordpress page that perfunctorily announces that the topic is closed to further discussion with no explanation. What the HELL!
So far I have not had a chance to investigate this further, but I STRONGLY suggest that you have a look at your own site as I did and see if you are being taken advantage of. If you have anything to add I’d like to hear from you.