I know the world wide web has millions of free images available to all of you to use and then there are the ones that strictly state that their are copyright laws involved. There are also those images that people allow others use their images with the intention to link back to the source. However, many people forget to do this.
First, they Google an image, they go to the site and save the image and then they post it in their blog posts or on their site; without the slightest of concern that someone else has put in effort to make a unique image strictly for their own content.
Here’s an example of that. This person took this image either from my site or Google’d “No to Valentine’s Day” and found this image I made. Then they posted it on their site without even a hint of concern to reference the images source. Although, often I take images from Google or other websites, I try my best to ensure I reference the source of the image every time.
It just frustrates me that even though my website has a strict disclaimer (see below), people would still be so inconsiderate and take an image from my site and post it on theirs without a link back.
Copyright © ZiddiTamana, 2009-2012
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner, Serene is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Serene/Tamana and ZiddiTamana with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
Great way to start off a Monday morning, huh? Sigh! People and their inconsiderate, unprofessional behavior sometimes gets the best of me. I just wish people would consider that other people have put time and effort into creating a unique image/product and appreciate that it’s available on the web for free by linking back to the source.
Anyway, lovies, that’s the end of my vent.
Hope your Monday starts off better than mine just did. 🙂
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