Does Unsplash share my photos anywhere else?
We never share photos submitted to Unsplash elsewhere. However, there are a number of websites that scrape the content from Unsplash and re-upload it to their own platforms. Sometimes third parties do this under an official Unsplash account, such as Pixabay, others submit the photos under a photographer’s name (often the wrong name sadly). This is something that we actively try to deter, and pursue legally where we can.
Reasons that we dislike this practice:
The correct photographer credit often gets lost
It's confusing for people who wish to trace the source of the photo
Some websites, such as Pixabay, offer the option to donate money to accounts—money donated in these cases never reaches the photographers.