Friday, April 22, 2011

I need to edit some posts on my Blog which will give you email updates.....please read.....

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that I need to go back and edit some of my posts over the next few days - I need to add some HTML code but I won't bore you with the details - it is do with preventing my photos from being copied or downloaded.

My understanding about Feedburner is that if you subscribe to my Blog via EMail/Feedburner, when I go back and edit posts, you will then receive an email.  I looked into disabling the Feedburner while I am doing the editing, but you can't do it. 

If you subscribe to my Blog in other ways, you may also find that these older posts that I am editing may appear as the "latest" post when they are in fact, older.

So please accept my apologies in advance if you get a few EMail updates or feed updates that have older dates on them over the Easter break (don't worry - there won't be hundreds) - they are not SPAM and I am not SPAMMING you.  Nothing has gone wrong with your subscription - it is unfortunately in the nature of Feedburner and Blogs in general, that when you edit your posts, people will get the updated post.  Handy for some things - not so for others!!

Update re copyright

If you read my last post (from a few days ago) about Copyright and how someone wanted to use one of my cards in an ad and I had said "no",  well the personal concerned chose another card from my on-line Gallery, cropped it so my personal watermark wasn't visible and then used it in the ad with their rubber stamp at a particular website where you can buy/sell (not Ebay)!  I was positively livid and astounded at the cheek!

So I immediately contacted the website who were fantastic!  They sent me a link to a legal form called DMCA Notice of Copyright Infringment  (DMCA stands for Digital Millenium Copyright Act) with instructions on how to fill it in which took me a few hours and all I had to do was email it back to the website.  The listing was pulled straight away.  Some hours later the stamp was re-listed minus the picture.  I hope the Seller has learned their lesson.

I also contacted the Administrators of my on-line gallery from where the card was copied from (I had made the card before I had this blog) and informed them of what had transpired and they are dealing with it.  It is a breach of their Terms of Service to use someone's work in this manner.  I felt it was no use my contacting the person again as they had not complied with my original wishes anyway - the boss pointing the finger will hopefully have more force!

I would urge you to read about the DMCA at Wikipedia - even if you only read a little bit about it as you may find yourself in the same boat as me and not know what to do about it.  Perhaps even Bookmark it so you can go back there if you need to one day (and I hope you don't have to!!).  I know of another Blogger whose cards were used without permission as samples at an on-line store pertaining to a brand of stamps the store were selling!  I am just dumbfounded that people will do these sorts of things!

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Thank you for your patience while I make these little Blog adjustments and I hope they don't cause you too much angst!

Jocelyn

4 comments:

snailzpace said...

wow, jocelyn! unfortunately, there will always be unscrupulous people, but good for you for taking the necessary steps to end the infringement!

Merry said...

How rude of that person. Sounds though that you have had amazing help if fixing this situation. Good luck with adding all the HTML sounds like a big job.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Very sorry to read of this lo bear and trust the person concerned has learnt a lesson horrid that it had to occur though! praying for you,
love Shaz.xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Sigh...why do people find it necessary to be so disrespectful? Kind of sad, really.....

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