Originally Posted by KP
I guess it comes down to who you ask. I've spent far too much money on camera gear to go out and shoot for free, then have my name taken off of pictures that go online. I put it on there, so that no-matter where that picture goes, I get exposure. When it's removed, there's nothing left but an exif tag that says it was taken with a D7000 and an 85mm.
Nothing more disrespectful to a photographer than chopping off a watermark.