It was a coolish day today and would have been perfect for gardening. I somehow got trapped on my computer and wasted the afternoon searching out places where my photos are being used by people without my consent. I have noted the ones I found today on my Facebook wall. For all the good it is going to do me. This should be a link to my Facebook wall showing 5 of the uses of my Peace Rose photo, and one of my Peloric foxglove photo. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701271576&sk=wall When I complained to the abuse department about my Peloric Foxglove being used on photobucket, this is the reply I received from them:
Thank you for notifying Photobucket of a potential infringement of intellectual property
rights. Photobucket respects the intellectual property of others, and expects its account
holders to do the same.
Unfortunately, the notice you supplied is incomplete. Please submit the following notice:
NOTICE OF ALLEGED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or; if multiple
copyrighted works are covered by this Notice; provide a representative list of the
copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed. Direct links to the original images
or digital copies must be provided as proof of copyright:
2. Identify the material or link you claim is infringing (or is the subject of infringing
activity) and that access to which is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if
applicable, the URL of the link shown on the Photobucket service where such material may
3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address:
4. The following statement must be included in the body of the Notice:
I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the
copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
(e.g., fair use)
5. I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of
perjury that (CHOOSE ONE):
I am the copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner or I am
authorized to act under an exclusive right of the copyright that is allegedly infringed.
I am not the copyright owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner or
otherwise authorized to act under an exclusive right of the copyright that is allegedly
6. Provide full legal name and the electronic or physical signature of the owner, or of a
person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of any exclusive
right under the copyright.
Please direct this form, with all items completed to Photobucket's Designated Copyright
Designated Copyright Agent
PO Box #13003
Denver, CO 80201
When I see that and consider the weather conditions in other parts of the world, as well as the famine, fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, global economy collapse, etc., I consider that my copyright problems are really miniscule.