First off, I would never steal someone elses work, but I would also never tell an outright lie to protect my own work from being stolen.
My daughter has been a great student, and deserves every reward for her efforts. She recently paid a pro for a sitting and after paying for the studio work, and giving a 200 dollar deposit we got to see the proofs. Nice work, I am impressed by the poses, creativity, lighting and post production. I will gladly pay.
Here is the deal: In with the proofs was a warning that any attempt to scan them would be detectable by an unnamed "new technology", and if detected, we would forfeit our 200 and get nothing more than our proofs for the money spent.
I have never heard of this technology, anyone care to put a name on it? I feel a little vulnerable. witha fictitous technology in play, could a fictitous accusation be far behind? what if this guy decides that anyone who orders just 150 worth of shots is guilty of scanning and therefore pays the 200 for the proofs? makes me want to show up with exactly one dollar and buy exactly 201 bucks worth, but we will be buying whatever my daughter desires, she did an excellent job in highschool, and I would never end it all with a cheap photo shoot, or worse yet a dishonest purchase. I just feel a little vulnerable dealing with something I don't understand or truly beleive.