It’s so nice to see spring flowers almost everywhere. Where I come from we don’t those till March… but hey, this is sunny California.
I feel like finally breathing a little “spring” of my own today. I’ve been pissed since yesterday morning when I found a picture of mine on Facebook, on the homepage of an event. Needless to say I didn’t know anything about this image being used and what pissed me off the most is that it’s a selfportrait. I already hate it when people steal my art (it has happened before and I’m sure this won’t be the last time), but when it is my art+my face you can see steam coming out of my ears. Further more, it was edited. Thanks dumb ass for giving me those blue eyes I never got when I was born.
Since the thieves were albanian (hello there), I sent a private message to the admin of the event requesting the image be removed immediately. Not only did he/she not care to do so but I got a very disrespectful response stating that if I wanted my copyrights I shouldn’t have put the image on the internet. Am sparing other rude comments he/she made. I just can’t believe how ignorant people are… and how not ashamed to give this answer. Eventually, my two reports, along with a dozen other made from friends and contacts, about copyright violation got answered today and Facebook removed the event and the account of the creator.
I know this stuff happens to everyone and that unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it since we choose to be on this huge network and share, but I still get disappointed every time. It crushes me.
p.s. now getting to work. I have to take a picture I’ll need in two days (Valentine’s day, in case you didn’t do the math :P)… there’s still a secret I have to share…