***While I feel bad about posting all this without proper credit – it was done in an effort to educate bloggers to find their own pictures and if they want to pursue with the publication, they can – there is no malicious intent meant or implied*****
Here’s the online version link so you can see ALL the photos, even those not included here: Norman Kid’s Mag
This is an unexpected post. Top Girl was in the physician’s office yesterday and picked up a copy of our local newspaper’s newest magazine. She recognized my friend’s photo right away with no credit, no link, nothing. I emailed and asked if she had given permission…….nope. As Top Girl and I went through the magazine, she recognized many many photos as being used without credit or link. Her secret is that she is a Pinterest addict! Anyway, I didn’t want to do a search of every single picture but I felt an obligation to my fellow bloggers – so I have scanned the bulk of what we believe to be content used without permission and the last page shows how to contact the editors of the newspaper and magazine. Please share this post with all your friends and anywhere you think a blogger may see their own work. If you recognize a picture as a blogger’s whose posts you regularly read, please contact them with this link and give them a chance to decide if they want to pursue the issue or not. There’s no way to take this content “down” because it is in big glossy magazines all over our county.
If you thought copy and pasting pictures was not illegal because it’s on the Internet – please click on the following 2 links and read about 1 blogger and 1 company who had to pay thousands to settle out of court for using photographs that were not theirs!
Roni Loren’s Story.
The Content Factory took a picture of Nebraska from someone and they are really ticked off that they had to pay several thousand dollars because of it.
Please look at the photos and share share share! They are in PDF files so no one can change them. There are 7 pages.
If you are the owner of any of this content, you may contact any one of the people below.
Thank you very much for indulging me and please share with all!
My friend said the editor offered her a paltry sum for using her photos – here’s the owner of the Norman Transcript (located in Norman Oklahoma) Please feel free to contact the owners if you get no help from the editor:
Community Newspaper Holdings owner of The Norman Transcript
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. is an American publisher of newspapers and advertising-related publications throughout the United States. The company was formed in 1997 by Ralph Martin, and is based in Montgomery, Alabama.