Today I stumbled upon an interesting article about Image Thievery and excuses for it. There is a lot of face palm potential in there, but in the end this topic isn’t funny.
Well explained what is behind the common myths:
“1. There was no “copyright” logo or any other watermark on the photo
Copyrights exist by default. As soon as an amateur or professional photographer (or anyone else, for that matter) hits the shutter button, all the power of the copyright law is now associated with the photo.”