Aug 6, 2008

Copyrighted Material

Yesterday, I mentioned how my tutorial was mentioned on CraftGossip Blog Network. I emailed Denise, the needlework editor and asked her to correct my name. She responded back that she'd do so, and in my second email to her I reminded her that "like needlework charts, photographs are also copyrighted" and to give photo credit to my name also. After all, they did "lift" my photo.

Today, when I went to CraftGossip to see if my name was corrected, I found the post to be gone. So I emailed Denise asking about it. She said she removed the entire post!

I wonder how many other photos they've lifted from other sites without asking the owner's permission? Wouldn't one expect higher ethics from a craft site?

15 comments:

Margaret said...

What a pain. It's not like you were charging here..... just wanting credit where credit was due!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW...
She probably figured it was not worth all the effort to keep correcting the post to give credit where credit is do.
Such a shame.

Jennifer said...

Jeez - it's not like your request was SO unreasonable!!!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

You'd certainly have thought that they'd have known better.

Nancy said...

Darn, I read this too late and didn't get to see the site. Have you *googled* yourself recently?? You'd be surprised how many times you find yourself! LOL

sales said...

I am sorry that she felt she had to remove the post, you didn't ask for much. Oh, well, it still has to feel nice that others out there like your instructions so much!
Heidi-ILCS

Nic said...

How bizarre - you were only wanting what was right and proper and what she should have done in the first place. I wonder if some of the other posts on her blog are copyright other people and they are unaware - like you - of them having been used?

I can understand designers dropping out of the industry because their copyright is not respected, but we will lose a lot of the community too if people feel the stuff they generate and post - for free! - is not appreciated either.

Coral said...

So, she doesn't mind having 'stolen' and free information, and she also doesn't want to give credit where credit is due. Best not to be associated with people and organisations like that.

Now the second site?

I am pretty appalled at her playground tactics. It is very immature of her to now just delete the post.

Chiloe said...

A little credit for your work is not too much to ask ....

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is amazing. I pretty much agree with all the other comments. What a shame they didn't want to give credit. I appreciate so much when I'm able to use something free of charge and am only asked to give credit! I generally ask exactly how they want the credit worded! sigh.
Pam in TN :o)

Gabi said...

It's so easy to give a bit credit where it belongs to. And so polite as well. Pity they didn't do that.

Jenna said...

Now that's just plain lazy, in my opinion. It wouldn't have taken long for her to correct the post, but she'd rather just take it down? Hmmph.

Sharon said...

Well that was just wrong and I quite agree with Jenna-just plain lazy!

Carol R said...

I say 'credit where credit's due' and she should have given you credit! Never mind Meari you were famous for a day!

leechbabe said...

So wrong that they just take the information without giving you the credit for your work.

Sorry this happened to you