This is an example of image theft. Using someone else’s image or work without giving them any credit is a kind of scraping which happens on web every now and then. However, removing copyright is a crime and the one doing so can be punished for the same. There are many ways to fight or report these type of digital data theft:
· The webmaster of the scraper site can be contacted and asked to either remove the copied data or to give credit to original publisher.
· DMCA banner should be displayed on the site in order to ward off scrapers.
· The owner can file a legal complaint against the one who is stealing data.
· One can even report to Google about the pirate site.
It is always wise to protect your website/image/blog/business site/database from such web pirates using different spam prevention tools, restricting downloads, restricting user access, or by using a constant monitoring service such as ScrapeSentry, Scrapedefender etc. With the help of these methods you can easily protect you website from hacking, piracy and spam.