This is an alert for all of us in many ways. Plagiarism is wrong and it stealing. I am going to sift through my blog, to be certain that I have given credit to the person when credit is due. I think “sharing” has taken on a new meaning in cyber world. Mary has suffered from stolen art theft. Please direct any comments or likes to her site: http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2014/08/18/i-am-mad-as-hell-and-im-not-going-to-take-it-anymore/comment-page-2/#comment-12510. Thank You! And may we all be more prudent and honest in what we claim as ours on our blogs, beginning with me.
Mad? Oh yes I am and beyond any words that I can express here. Discouraged? Totally of people’s lack of moral judgement, inner-compass of values and code of conduct. Disappointed? Yes – I’m totally disappointed, that there are people out there who think they can take what is not theirs and what? Make money? Or draw traffic to their website? Why all in the name of getting known? No it’s more than that . . .
I’m calling you out right here and now:
Last week completely by chance I discovered that these two sites/companies confiscated images of several of my paintings and have placed their identity as the authors of my work. Are you serious?! Doing a search on Google, Dogpile, Yahoo, etc. of “oil pastel seascapes” I found several of my paintings with these two companies as the owner – OH NO YOU DON’T!
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