|Sent on:||Monday, October 3, 2011 6:07 AM|
No doubt the theft is upsetting. If you have the serial numbers of the drives, it would help.
However, its the images that are of real value... and my suggestions below may help ease the loss.
There are a few options. Register the copyrighted images. www.copyright.gov
If they are registered it is significantly easier to claim licensing fees and obtain an attorney when stolen work is sold. Also list the images stolen in the police report with small 3.5 prints.
There are a few apps that will search the internet for your images. The first one that comes to mind is tin eye.
I do applaud your efforts to keep your backups in an emergency location. Online backups have their issues as well.
Keep your camera close and keep shooting.
Truly hope this email eases your pain ever so slightly.
All The Best,
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."