Wednesday, June 3, 2009


...are read by me, and typically responded to within 24 hours. If someone does post a comment that I consider inappropriate or not related to this blog, it will be deleted.

Recently, someone had left a comment claiming that I stole photos from their site. I don't know why they made this claim, as I've been pretty open about the fact that my photos on all my blogs have come from eBay auctions.

What makes this claim particularly specious is that all the photos on that person's site have a watermark that isn't on the photos they specifically complained about. I may be good at Photoshop, but I'm not so good I can remove a watermark that big and restore the image that it was over!

If anybody wants to claim they have ownership over a photo of mine, they can leave a comment saying so -- and provide some proof about it, too (like, say, providing the direct link to where on their website the photo was supposedly "stolen" from).

1 comment:

  1. The photos were from my auctions at the time which were connected to my site, and have appeared on my site at times. The original photos are copyrighted, and the ones I ran in my auctions are copyrighted also. My auction also had the same instruction on my site "Replication of original materials without consent from author in whole or part is prohibited". I asked you nicely before informing Yahoo, as I thought that the way to go. I did not use the word "stolen". I have even sent you the receipt where you grabbed the photo from. I am putting together a book, and want to keep some things different than the photos that I am running on my site, so this is why I was concerned to see so many of the photos there. I also have the original shots that are quite a bit bigger as proof.

    Once again I thought I would drop you a line first and let you know.