Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Its all a Conspiracy....

...to take away what little fun I get in life.... my blog was reported for Copyright infringement - specifically my post "A to Z Lovelies, the "C's". The email I received from blogger with links to the site where I can read the complaint was absolutely no help at all so I dont know which specific images were being complained about but I do know I am now past giving a shit and have taken all the lovelies posts down and from now will post nothing but my own scans and/or pics of my own stuff and thats it. The funny thing is they coulda just posted a comment and asked me to take down the pics in question and I would have and they coulda saved themsleves the trouble of filing a DMCA report.

End of rant


My Journey With Candida said...

That totally sucks!!! I guess maybe they were jealous that you got more traffic than they did.

Flapper Flickers + Silent Stanzas said...

Are you kidding? Sorry, hon. =(

Raquelle said...

Now this is coming from someone who has filed DMCA reports for infringement, I went to the blogger who ripped off whole entire blogs posts (20 or more of them, stripping them of any links and keeping all text and pictures) asking them to remove the posts. When they didn't, I filed the DMCA. Which only worked temporarily. They ripped me off again and they had mirror sites. UGH!

Anyways, I agree that the person should have contacted you first before filing a DMCA. DMCAs are really time-consuming and a quick email would have been easier for them and a bit less insulting than being slapped with a DMCA. There is so much sharing of images online, I wonder what exactly the infringement was? Will that person try to DMCA Pinterest too?

So sorry that you had to go through this and that you had to take posts down. That person should have been more specific so at least you could have taken down the pictures in question.

Artman2112 said...

yeah its a bummer but i aint losing any sleep over it. i was having fun with my lovelies posts but oh well, i'll find fun elsewhere i guess *sigh*

Quelle, i full know the blogger you're referring to because he did the same thing to me that he did to you! that was actually why i started putting the watermark on my artwork. i KNOW the stuff is gonna get reposted but at least this way someone will have to go through a LOT of trouble to get my name off of it. ironically when looking for some pics for these lovelies posts of mine i found 2 more sites reposting entire years worth of my blog with no credit (probably the mirror sites you mentioned)

i honsetly did try to find the info that blogger sent me links to that would have specified the pics in question but the site was horrible and the links took me no place. i didnt need to take all the posts down, i just did it because i have no interest in geting another complaint like that one. but yeah one little comment posted about it and i woulda taken them down and saved everyone some aggravation and time.