It is a copyright violation to copy images from others’ websites without obtaining permission of the creator and the owner.
During a random Google search, I found two businesses, one is big (HolidayIQ) and another is not so big (Pir Panjal Cottage), have copied images from my website.
Both the businesses have mentioned Credits / Source: theoff.info.
But neither of these websites sought my permission nor gave an attribution link back to the original source of the image.
Careless copying by HolidayIQ
HolidayIQ, a holiday travel information portal, won 5th India Digital Award in Travel Website Category in 2014(http://www.iamai.in/events/5th_India_Digital_Awards/pdf/5ida.pdf).
This big business copied an image from my website and embedded it in its blog post 11 Mouth-Watering Snacks Every Indian Craves For On A Rainy Day http://www.holidayiq.com/blog/11-mouth-watering-snacks-every-indian-craves-rainy-day-773.html.
Interestingly, the momo and soup image used at number 3 in the above post was taken by me at Bon Appetiti Restaurant and French Bakery located in Leh (http://theoff.info/Adventure-Travel/sights-of-himalayas/jammu-kashmir/2014/where-to-eat-in-leh). However, the HolidayIQ blog shows the image under destination Dehradun.
Hover mouse on the image. You will also find the destination in URL http://www.holidayiq.com/destinations/dehradun/?channel=social_blog.
Here is the web screen shot of HolidayIQ post:
Pir Panjal Cottage
This business operates homestay at Chidiyari village located within easy walking distance of Manali in Himachal Pradesh.
Pir Panjal Cottage and Pir Panjal Penthouse are also listed on Airbnb https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/4641620 and https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/5742194.
The website copied Sketch of Pir Panjal Range from my web page http://theoff.info/Adventure-Travel/himalayas-for-beginners/2012/periphery-of-pir-panjal.
The copied image is used at http://pirpanjal.com/mountain-guide/.
Here is the web screen shot of Pir Panjal Cottage post:
What will you do if it happens to you?