I have only recently discovered this and feel somehow deceived.
Whilst it is widely known anything posted to the net is never safe from being copied I never expected to see images from yours or mine, photographs, being traded into China without first being advised, and given an ‘opt out’ situation.
Back in July 2015, PetaPixel reported that 500px had raised an additional $13 million in funding led by China’s equivalent of Getty Images, the Visual China Group. The move suggested that 500px was working hard to offer its massive archive of 55 million images to photo buyers in Asia.
Recently, 500px announced that it is officially expanding into China with the unveiling of a new website, 500px.me.
The full article, and subsequent comments, can be seen here.