River carving - The Green River flows through the remote Brown’s Park valley in northwest Colorado, creating a natural corridor for migrating waterfowl. Cracks and ledges in these rocky outcrops and cliff faces offer protected places for birds to breed, feed and nest before continuing on their journey.
photo owned by Phillip Bell
(please leave credits as they are)
We can not control the wind.
Mystery Monday Cupcake (2/10/2014) on Flickr.
Banana nut cake with caramel buttercream. Drizzled with caramel, topped with banana chips, & pecans.
Decorated by Brenna Horton at Honeymoon Bakery.
MY FRIEND TURNED HIS FREAKING FLUTE INTO A PIPE!
omg it was amazing.
So yesterday after one of my followers had told me about a girl taking one of my photos, editing it and watermarking it as her own I reblogged it, pointing out that it was mine and I also messaged her.
I basically told her that She had stolen my photograph, edited it and claimed it as her own and this was an infringement of copyright and if she didn’t change the source and credit me I’d take legal action.
She replied with, ‘oh I’m terribly sorry, which photo? Send me the link’
So I sent her the link and my link to the original photograph, she then replied with another sorry and that she only does this to promote her blog (she already had 103,000 followers -.-) she continued to be completely obvious to the fact that I’d asked her to credit me and that she was stealing a photo and basically breaking the law.
So I replied again saying…
"My images are always linked to my blog by click through and source… if there is a source you should keep it there. I still do not agree with you using your watermark on my photograph to promote your own blog as that is against copyright to edit my photographs in any way shape or form and it states so on my photography page. If I let someone get away with it, I’m basically telling everyone else who steals my photographs that it’s okay to put their name on them… you are taking my work from a personal project, from my photography page that I am trying to promote and you are blocking that by saving my picture and trying to turn it into your own. This is direct violation of artist copyright. You are basically taking my work, sticking your name on it, instead of promoting my work by reblogging my photograph, and uploading it as your own. This makes me lose out and affects my work directly.
As I said, no point in taking it down but I do ask that you link my blog under the photograph crediting me as photographer.”
She blatantly ignored my message and did not change the credit of the photograph…
So I decided, fuck this, I’m reporting. So I reported it to Tumblr and thankfully they took the photograph down and they got rid of the photograph completely. I’m very delighted with this!
As my blog states, my work is fully copyrighted and cannot be edited without my permission or used without permission / uploaded without credit. I purposely post photographs on here with a click through link and a source so that even if credit is removed from under the photograph it’s still brings viewers back to my blog.
Under no circumstance may my work altered to promote someone else’s blog, this is MY photography and there for should promote MY blog. I do not watermark my photography so you guys can enjoy it to the fullest without anything obstructing the image in any way… this does not mean that it’s free to take and re-upload it.
If you see any of my photographs online without my credit, edited or sourced / uploaded to any other blog than this one, please let me know and report it. I do not take kindly to stealing my hard work and claiming it as their own.
so sorry to hear about people stealing your work! but i have to reblog this because i so strongly agree with what you’re saying! no one should ever have their own photograph/art stolen… its disgusting and ive seen it happen far too often.
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I’m a speeeeed :D