Thursday, January 11, 2007

i'm not yelling

I want you to know I'm saying this in the most quiet, friendly, collegial way:

I'm glad you like some of my photographs enough to take them and put them on your own blog. It's very flattering. I know it's meant as a compliment to my work, knitted or photographic. I've been making my living for a long time having people like my photography enough that they pay me well to create it. It's what I do, and while I appreciate it, I'm used to it. Having anyone like my knitting enough to want to show it on their blog? This makes me nearly delirious.

However. It's not the right thing to do. If you see an image you like so much that you want to show it on your own blog, please email me first to ask permission: ezisus AT snetDOTnet .

Or if you don't want to take any extra time to get in touch (because who has extra time, anyway?), mention the image in your text and refer your reader over here with a hot link to my blog. Just don't take it to your own server. It's not good etiquette, it's against copyright law and it goes against good creative karma, however well intentioned the download.

Thanks very much!
If you don't mind, I'm going to go back to my non-blog life and start shouting again.
HEY! Who poured out my coffee? And will someone PLEASE let the dog in, he's out back barking am I the only one who can hear him???


Carole Knits said...

Why don't people understand that this is the same as stealing? Arrrgh.

crazycatladymel said...

Just about the most nicely worded reprimand I've ever read.

I wonder if people get confused by the "don't steal bandwidth" thing but then forget that they shouldn't be posting other peoples' images, regardless of bandwidth.

Cookie said...

FFS, what is wrong with people?

You are far too polite and kind, btw. Those people need to be set on fire in the town square.

kathie said...

On an unrelated topic...wondering what happened with your mitered square blanket that you were making with your sister? That thing got me inspired and I would like to see photographic progress!

Cara said...

So sorry. Totally sucks.