I had not planned for my first post of 2012 to be on a negative note, but feel I must talk about this. It has become necessary for me to put a note on my side bar of not using text or photos without permission or linking back. I have seen this note on a lot of sidebars and wondered if or why it was necessary, I now know the answer to this...As I would never take anything that doesn't belong to me without asking first.
I have been offline for about a week, and yesterday while checking my email, my friend LDH had sent me a note informing me of a person living in Brazil, using both her family photos and my family photo as her own. She gave me a link, I went and checked, and there the photos were in plane sight, I checked on some of her earlier posts and photos and found even more personal photos of mine, there was even one of Mr. P with his sheep, ( he thought this was so funny,) Much thanks to LDH.
This lady has a beautiful blog with lots of pretty photos, I wondered how many of your photos might be on her site. You might want to check it out. If she had asked permission and had told whose they were I might have considered, though I don't know why.
I googled her site and found there were even more complaints from others of her plagarisms. I read a comment on one of her posts, and she had a friend who was chastising her, ever so politely, for using other's photos I never want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but she has left me no other choice. Here is the site.http://mylifepalavrassmagicasparte1.blogspot.com/. If you google it you will be given an option to translate in English.
This was not easy for me to write, as I want to always try and be gracious to others. Needless to say I am not sitting here wringing my hands over this, but felt I should give the heads up about it, after all none of us want photos of our family to fall into the wrong hands.
On a lighter note, I will be outside today enjoying the beautiful day and weather God has given us, as I know it is about to change. ~smiling~ it is winter you know!