Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Sunsets

Sorry about the copyright thing, but I found out someone has been stealing photos directly from my blog.  I checked for the photo in question on Pinterest, thinking someone may have gotten it from there, but the photo isn't on Pinterest.  I don't mind folks pinning my photos to Pinterest, because Pinterest provides a direct link back to the source of the photo on my blog, where I'm very clear that my photos are copywrited and may not be used without my permission.  How did I find out the photo had been stolen?  I saw the photo on the cover of a local publication!  The editor, a friend, was horrified.  Fortunately, he had not given credit to the "author" of the photo yet, so that's all right.


  1. Copyright infringement is never OK. I make sure I link back to the original photo & let the author/artist know I have done so. I have had one get back to me & ask me to remove their photo from my blog even with the attribution, which I did. I have had others thank me for linking back to the original & all is right with the world.

    Best of luck with finding out what happened regarding your photo.

  2. I know the feeling. I had some photos lifted from my blog for a tourist site without permission. Thankfully they did notify me that I had contributed! I wrote them and told them they actually stole the photos and that's a little different than 'contributed'. They apologized & removed them. Some people have got a lot of nerve. I find it a pain to add my name on every photo, so I usually only do that on the really good ones. Hope you don't find any more surprises. Wendy x

  3. Dear Victoria - I don't understand folks stealing another's work. Have never worked my brain around this fact. Gorgeous Sunday sunset. Makes me feel like I am standing right there looking out on the lake. Hope you have a beautiful week.

  4. Thanks, Tisha, I always do the same, but I've never had anyone ask me to remove a photo as of yet, but I would certainly do so if asked. I feel photos are art, the same as a painting, pottery, sculpture, etc.

    Wendy, that's the approach I'm taking...although I never really thought any of my photos were so good that someone would actually want to steal one! My husband is always telling me I need to get my head out of the "lack of self-confidence pit." Maybe he's right...

    Debbie, I don't understand it either...maybe they don't think of it as "stealing," but it is. I'm so glad you liked the photo!

  5. Such a soft, serene image. Tints of pink in most beautiful hues.

    Your copyright signature is a beautiful one, and will not detract from your images.
    Sadly, copyright protection is required so often these days. I hope the person involved has learnt his/her lesson.

  6. I'm glad you liked the photo, Vicki, thank you.


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