I have an active order right now with one of my not so very old customer. (Note: This is her 2nd Gig)
This is the Gig: "be-your-social-media-profiles-superintendent [links not allowed in this category]
My job is to manage her social media channels on a monthly basis. She recently suggested me to use one of her competitors Instagram Photos and use it in her Instagram account without their knowledge and without giving them any credits.
Of course my first answer would be definitely a big NO!
I’m just saying there are ways to do it and it’s being done already. Its not that I’m over here making it up. Let me know if you are able to get images from them or if there is a better way to get them.
I suggested her that it’s a direct theft type of scenario. As a social media manager, my responsibility is to show my customers the right path. She is not ready to give them credits. I told her that i will contact the person who is in charge in their company and offer something like monthly payment or a one time payment so we can use their pictures in her Instagram account. She is ready to pay them a one time payment for unlimited access.
The competitor will accept the one time payment offer and she can use their pictures.
The competitor will not accept this offer and she cannot use their pictures.
The competitor will not accept this offer and she would still use their picture without letting them know and she will lead them her into a legal case of digital theft (assuming the competitor will charge a case against her for a digital theft)
So… what should i do? Any idea on how much should i offer their competitor to use their pictures?
Thanks in advance to all the replies. I really appreciate.