Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stop Theft!



I would like to publicly thank Lori E. from Family Trees May Contain Nuts for alerting me that she found some of my copyrighted photos posted on another site. I have taken steps to have them removed. 

Thanks to Thomas McEntee, the head genealogy guru of Geneabloggers for having a Cease and Desist letter 
available! It took me a little bit to find it, but only because I couldn't remember what it was called, Cease and Desist. The button above will be posted on my blog from now on, you can find it on the page of the cease and desist letter.

It is my obligation to to inform other Geneabloggers of the photo theft that has happened to me. You may wish to check this site to see if any of your photos have been stolen. The site is pic photos dot net. 

Once I sent my email, I noticed my photos were removed in less than an hour, I just happened to look at the site as I was forming this post. This shows how powerful the Cease and Desist letter is. Of course, I adapted it to my particular circumstances. Check and make sure none of your content has been stolen! If you find you are a victim, please help spread the word! We all need to act to stop content and photo theft!

****UPDATE  2:40 pm, April 5 - The link to the Cease and Desist letter has apparently been removed.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 




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4 comments:

  1. Hi Cheryl, Why can't people just play fair?? Sorry that you had this happen.

    I think your link to Thomas' post with the Cease and Desist letter is incorrect. I had to do a search of the site after I clicked on your link above.
    Dianne

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  2. Thanks Dianne, I noted that on the post. Appreciate the info!

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  3. Good for you. I battle this ALL the time with not only my photos but patterns. My daughter is a lawyer so I have a letter that I send out. The thing of it is, people know about copyright, they know they are stealing they just figure that on this huge cyber contraption we call the internet that no one will find them. Haaaa there are too many of us who work too hard for what we post and we all will keep an eye out.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. It is worse for those of you that are doing business Nicole, I totally understand! You are fortunate to have a daughter as a lawyer! I agree, we all watch out for one another, and when we find a problem we give the heads up! Thanks for commenting Nicole, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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