Dhillon Lee, a socialite and one of the "Rich Kids of Singapore," has called out Pictame.com for using his Instagram photos without his permission.
Dhillon Lee calls out Pictame.com for profiting off his photos
In an Instagram story, Lee wrote, “Pictame.com has been publishing your Instagram images onto their website to increase traffic and profit off Google Adsense.”
He also uploaded a screenshot of the website analysis that shows just how much money Pictame.com is making off their photos.
The screenshot shows that the website earns US$4296 per day and has a net worth of US$4,639,680. The site has been up for only about a year.
He also threatened legal action if the website doesn’t take down his photos on their platform.
Pictame.com is a third-party Instagram posts viewer that takes photos from Instagram and publishes it on their site. According to Lee, it earns money by taking photos off Instagram, uploading it on their site, and then using Google Adsense to earn a profit.
Other social media users have also called out the site
In addition to Dhillon Lee, a number of users have also called out Pictame.com for using their photos without their permission.
They took to posting on Pictaram’s Facebook page and requested that the website take down their photos.
Currently, the website still hasn’t replied to any of these comments.
If you believe that Pictame.com has used your photos without your permission, then you can directly report it to Instagram. Another way that users could protect themselves would be to make their Instagram account private. That way, external websites won’t have access to your photos.
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