Do you see the dust spots on the photo? That’s one of the many reasons why it’s not for you to decide which of my photos go on Tumblr. Model Mayhem has account settings to limit your portfolio to being viewed by members only and not the entire world. Now that you’ve taken that image an uploaded it it’s cached all over the place and there’s no way to take them all down.
There are millions of photos posted to Tumblr daily and probably billions already on Tumblr. There will never be a legitimate reason to upload someone else’s photo to your blog without their consent - a word that should stick out to you.
It only takes a few DMCA takedown notifications for Tumblr to delete your blog, so it’s really worth your while to consider reblogging only. I have yet to figure out any way in which that makes a difference unless you’re trying to represent the image as your own, which you’re clearly not trying to do. I don’t understand why you or anyone else on tumblr does that.
I give away eight photos every day on this blog. Is that not enough that you have to go and take more of them from someplace else?
Tumblr is large enough now that the sentence “If I had a dollar for every time a photo was stolen…” could be completed with “… I could make a living off of that.”
Maybe I should add one of those paypal buttons that says donate, and label it “restitution”.
This is exactly why I don’t post my photos here anymore and deleted my old blog…. :(