vrijdag 7 januari 2011

Sooooo wrong ...

One of the things I love so much about crafting and blogging is the caring and sharing nature of the people involved. However, recently there has been a shocking case of someone out there in cyberspace removing watermarks from copyright digital images and posting them on a blog and then people taking advantage of that and using the images and sharing with others!. Once this was brought to the various well known artist's attention these images were removed from the blog and the person responsible has been reported. But now the stolen images have been re-posted elsewhere. There is no other word for this than theft!
Theft is increasingly becoming a problem for any artist trying to make a living from digital images and for all our sakes we need to find a solution! Talented and respected artist Mo Manning tried to set up a "stamp out stamp thieves" campaign over a year ago and got lots of support from both fans and stamp companies. The thefts seemed to slow down so unfortunately the campaign did too.
But now we NEED YOU to check it out and help if you can!
The site is HERE
Let's make this a happy and fair place for artists and crafter's alike!Also, please pass the link along to any "pros" artists, stamp companies or shopkeepers who might like to join.

Blijkbaar worden er stempels ...gewoon door het watermerk te verwijderen, aangeboden op een blog, om gratis te downloaden. Na opmerkingen aan de desbetreffende persoon werd alles weg gehaald ... om op een andere site weer op te duiken.
Stempels zijn niet goedkoop, maar wel de verdienste van diegene die ze maken.
Wat mij betreft liever een stempel minder dan ze gewoon te "stelen" van het internet.
Hopelijk helpen jullie ook, door hun logo in je sidebar te zetten, dit bericht op je blog te zetten en eventueel misbruik te melden.


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