In my last post I mentioned Roni Loren’s recent lawsuit where a photographer issued a Cease and Desist for a photo she had posted to one of her blog posts, then proceeded to sue her even after she had taken down the photo. I am not going to comment on the perceived rights or wrongs of the situation here. It is what it is and serves as a warning to the rest of us.
Instead, I am taking this time to alert all my blog readers and Pinterest followers that I have deleted all photos that are not mine with the exception of covers of books I have reviewed. All YouTube videos a merely links to the originals and are not hosted on this site.
It is my hope that everyone reading this will understand what the costs are and do as I intend to do from this day forward: learn the ins and outs of copyright and Fair Use, obtain permission or purchase a license for the picture, OR use your own.
At this time, I am more than willing to allow anyone to pin or re-pin my photos from this blog or any of my boards. However, please understand that I have asked permission to post the book covers from the authors for my use alone. Should you choose to re-pin one of those, I strongly recommend you contact the author before doing so.
I truly hope and pray good things come from this situation and we can all move forward on better understanding and trust.