Ann_Smarty - 12:53 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
condoning IP theft and IP abuse
Ok, I see you like repeating those words, but let's face it, it's not what I said. And I just can't let it go... I know I should.
I didn't say, it's the right thing someone steals your content. I said, you should be prepared it may be stolen if you upload it to the web.
It's like, if you upload photos to FB, even if you only display them for friends, you know that someone might save one of your photos and upload it to another (public) place. Again, this is not the right thing to do, but we live in a not-perfect world.
Again, assuming I may be misunderstood, I am not comparing my FB photos with someone's artworks. I don't mean to say they are anywhere close to creatives.
I say, these things happen all the time. And maybe, you either keep your works away from the Internet or just get prepared they will be used without your permission once they are there.
As I understand it: Online content usage is so hectic that you cannot possibly go after everyone who hasn't asked your permission, so you probably should let it go (even though, again, those who don't ask permission, are bad, bad people) and use that time and energy elsewhere.
If anyone sees it another way, I can absolutely accept that because that's up to the content provider or the artist.
I am not sure if I need a disclaimer at the bottom of each of my posts that I am here to speak my opinion only. I guess it will look weird...