Saturday, May 19, 2007

Please...


respect my work + photos by not stealing them and using them commercially. Also it is NOT ok to copy my crochet designs and post a pattern of it on Craftster so a whole bunch of other people can copy it. Ahem! to whoever did that. That hurt my feelings. Above is a fine example of thievery that a kind person has pointed out to me. I'm sorry to have to even mention this.

14 Comments:

Blogger wadiefong said...

Stealing is poor form! >:-P Too bad there isn't a way to embed an encryption into an image that prevents you from doing that.

2:27 PM  
Blogger wadiefong said...

Hum! They do make software for encryption!
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GWYA,GWYA:2006-03,GWYA:en&q=image+encryption

2:29 PM  
Blogger M. Patrizio said...

I don't want to have to do that. As you can see I love "borrowing" images from other people's sites. But I link back to them, and never infer that it is my own creation! arrgh. This is a huge problem in the craft world. I see my internet friend's designs get stolen left and right. But the only other option is to stop posting images. That's no fun!

2:53 PM  
Blogger bloodybunny said...

OOOHHH MY GOOODDD !!!

how insane !!

I think the next step is-
but I was "only inspired".....
arrrgg

I also thought about the option to stop posting....
but....
please don´t stop posting images!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Rachael Herbert said...

that's really sad.. and crappy! :(

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Caitlin Des Rosier said...

that used to happen to me an awful lot when i had a website for my illustrations. someone suggested to me to put a "watermark" on all of them but it's so frustrating to have to go through that trouble. i feel for you!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

That's just so lame. You are very kind to this thief. You could have put his/her email address up or his/her website up for others to comment on. Thieves stink.

1:44 AM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

Holy crap- thats really disturbing. Ughh...its totally not ok. I wonder how many more images are out there being stolen.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Blondie said...

oh no!!! Grrr!

6:28 PM  
Blogger TheBookPolice said...

There are all sorts of wicked little tricks people play on bandwidth/image stealers. I would not expect a person of your character to employ them, but a person could be contracted to do them...on your behalf...as it were. ; ) (not me)

PS hi wadie!

11:49 PM  
Blogger lookwhaticando said...

That is AWFUL!!!! It however does not surprise me....I can't believe they used that photo of your living room for their shop...whatever. xoxo

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

hon...you live in Brooklyn. We have people who can take care of people like this you know.
Do what I do...make a call : )

12:56 PM  
Blogger M. Patrizio said...

Ha! I didn't know my internet buddies were so mafia-esque! :D This photo incident doesn't really bother me that much. I just think it is weird that someone would want my dusty bookshelf to represent their shop. The pattern copying hurt me more.

1:08 PM  
Blogger amy beth said...

honest to goodness this sh*t would make me crazy! Somewhere in middle school I became obsessed with people copying me ... I almost lost it in college when a girl sold kitty doodles I made to a tattoo parlor's flash library. It seriously almost killed me I was so pissed over it.

10:30 PM  

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