I was just notified by blogger that one of my entries was reported to the DMCA (who are they?) for "copyright infringement" or something of the sort.
Note that this entry I believe is from 2007-2008? Not too sure but I don't care. What I do care about is that someone is digging through old entries of mine and "reporting" them? No. I will not tolerate this. I've already had a rant on SOPA and PIPA and freedom of speech and all the other things recently involving the internet.
I will not do so again. To the people who own any of the photos I come across on my research binges on Google and other sites:
If you want your photos linked to or removed please say so via comments and I will happily do as you wish. Instead of acting like cowards and running to the DMCA or whoever tell it to me please as I would like to hear these types of things from you guys personally and not an "automated message".
Something that's also VERY important. I have saved 100's if not 1000's of insect & spider photos from around the world for years specifically for this blog and personal reference. It's virtually impossible for me to remember where I got every single one. I'll link back when I can but most often I cannot since I've had them stored up for months and years (for older ones).
If any of these photos belong to you and you either want them linked or removed please leave me a comment with said link and whatever else as it will be easier on everyone that way. The purpose of this blog (which is my utter pride and joy) is to share my passion with anyone who's interested with my insecty creepy crawly friends.
It's meant to be educational and fun. And I've learned loads from doing this and I hope to anyone who reads this that you have too. I apologize if I've offended anyone as that was and is NEVER my intentions.
I hope that I have cleared things up better. Must get some rest now as it's late.
P.S. To Blogger (love you guys) I never got that email with the details of said "complaint". I would appreciate it if it could be resent.
I would like to read it. Thank you!
P.P.S The above rant also applies to quoted passages from sites (mostly Wikipedia). I have gotten better with linking/crediting/mentioning where the passages have come from. I will continue to work harder to remember to do all of the above whenever necessary.
It's hard though as lately for unknown reasons I'm very forgetful with somethings.......I will try my hardest though. Reminders (again via COMMENTS) are appreciated.
Once again Thank you! =)