4.10.17

hope my blog survives

I received this email from blogger....

From: "support@blogger.com"
To: red.often@yahoo.com
Cc: blogger-dmca-notification@google.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:54 PM
Subject: Blogger blog takedown notification





Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog is alleged to infringe upon the copyrights of others. As a result, we have reset the post(s) to "draft" status. (If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.) This means your post - and any images, links or other content - is not gone. You may edit the post to remove the offending content and republish, at which point the post in question will be visible to your readers again.

A bit of background: the DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. If you believe you have the rights to post the content at issue here, you can file a counter-claim. In order to file a counter-claim, please see https://support.google.com/legal/contact/lr_counternotice?product=blogger.

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Lumen at https://www.lumendatabase.org. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). You can search for the DMCA notice associated with the removal of your content by going to the Lumen page, and entering in the URL of the blog post that was removed.

If it is brought to our attention that you have republished the post without removing the content/link in question, then we will delete your post and count it as a violation on your account. Repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account including deleting your blog and/or terminating your account. DMCA notices concerning content on your blog may also result in action taken against any associated AdSense accounts. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

Affected URLs:


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I HAVE DELETED THE SPECIFIC POST IN ITS ENTIRITY. 
I SENT THE FOLLOWING REPLY...

The entire post has been removed/. Hopefully this makes everything okay...

Hopefully, you can automatically check that the post was deleted, so that it no longer remains as a possible post. However, I do use that title on other posts, but will never use those photos again...

My blog is full of photos I do NOT own, and have simply copied form the public domain.

I will GLADLY remove any post where a photo is deemed to be illegal for my usage.

Thank you for having blogger as a medium that is free to use.

sincerely
red
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AMAZING, OR MAYBE ASTOUNDING, THAT SOMEONE TOOK THE TIME AND EFFORT ON A POST FROM MAY 2013 TO DEMAND REMOVAL OF A PHOTO. 

I have absolutely no problem with this, but unfortunately they did not say which photo.

In the past, I have had a request from three different disciplinarians to remove photos of them, and I have done so immediately, and never use photos of those people.

I have also had two requests from individuals, whose photo was used and published on tumblr, with a Photoshopped  hair brush, and I removed them as soon as notified.

I HAVE NEVER REMOVED ANY INFO FROM A PHOTO THAT STATES IT'S ORIGIN ON THE PHOTO, AS I HOPE THE SITE WILL SEE IT AS FREE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE ACTUAL PEOPLE THEY HOPE TO ATTRACT TO THEIR SITE.

Thus, if one day this blog disappears... oh well, more time in the day to do something else....
I know I live dangerously using photos, but all are found in the public domain, so hopefully anyone displeased will let me know, and I will remove them.

bottoms up
red

10 comments:

  1. You did the right thing, Red. I'm not sure of your concept of the public domain. As I understand it (some legal training, way short of a lawyer), the public domain is work with no copyright (Not the same as no notice of copyright - for example, I hold the copyright on this reply, but I grant you permission to use it by publishing it on your site.) The public domain also consists of work with a copyright that is specifically open to use by all, with the copyright holder requesting credit be given (or not making the request). The public domain is not "images I found on some site on the net."

    That said, I'm as guilty as anyone else. We all want to drool (& emit other bodily fluids) over the pics!

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  2. My experience is that it's not possible to 100% avoid Trolls and petty-minded people (referring to whomever made that complaint in the first place).

    So even if 99.99% of your audience is happy with your Blog, that one odd curmudgeon can cause trouble. Absolute worst case - you start a new Blog name. Best wishes...Tomy

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  3. As your last image suggests there should be a google office where you can go for a caning if you infringe Blogger rules and terms.

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  4. Oh dear, fingers crossed you are oaky now.
    love Jan, xx

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  5. Red your posts are great and I am sure you do infringe on anyone's knowingly. I wish you all the best.

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  6. You did the right thing and should be okay now, Red. Just have to wonder what kind of life people have that they can wander around through years old posts to find something that either infringes or offends.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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  7. Red, I hope this has blown over and everything is OK now.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  8. Mike: very true what you say, and probably I will stop using photos with copyrights on them, that is, the name of the site they come from. However, then I am no longer promoting their site, if people like the photos. In addition, the photos without the site on them, have probably had the name removed. A dilemma, with no solution except not to use photos or art... and that would be somewhat boring.

    Tomy: very true that some curmudgeon will cause problems. This is my second site, (spankedhubby.blogspot.com before, so doubt I would ever start another if this one closes, but it should be fine.

    Michael: then many bloggers would curmudgeon on themselves, just for a free caning.

    Jan: thanks, mine are crossed also

    Joe: I know the photos and art are not mine, but hope that owners do not mind. Thanks for the kind words

    Cat: I am certain many things on my blog offend someone daily, so hopefully they ignore my blog, and spend their time doing something they like.

    Ronnie; so do I

    Thanks everyone for writing
    bottoms up
    Red

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    1. D: at least I was sent a notification, and deleted the entire post immediately. However, my photos are far too many, and the day will unfortunately come, that this blog disappears.
      bottoms up
      Red

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