If You Follow This Blog Please Read (I would say that)

Art-Thief emaze dot com

   DID YOU RECEIVE an email about me being some disreputable rogue, on the brink of thieving Munch’s Scream or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa? Please ignore it. Better yet, let me know 🙂

I received hostile emails and posts on this here blog just over a week ago. In a nutshell, I saved a picture I found in Google images that I then used for the background theme. I gave credit for it AND registered on etsy to ask the copyright owner for permission. They sent threatening emails, and as soon as I read the first of a barrage, I changed the theme to the background you see today. That led to The Big C: Copyright Fallout and The Even Bigger C, where Pony Wolf went OTT in the comments.

I won’t resort to name calling – well, just one (overzealous-moronic-twat) – but they verifiably sent emails to some of my followers, spreading shit about me being a thief over one picture, but acting as if I’d just commited an art gallery heist. Everyone knows right click, save image!!

Also please send me the message that was sent to you, I’m interested to know what they wrote.

10 thoughts on “If You Follow This Blog Please Read (I would say that)

  1. I’m actually trying to follow you, your stories look very interesting at first glance! Yes people can be very touchy about their images being used, everything I use I create myself and I’ve had my things used without permission but my motto is hear the person out before you come raging at them, some people honestly don’t know any better and you did ask the owner so this situation seemed to get out of hand for no reason on your hand. I’m sorry you got bashed. Anyways I’m here because I’m mobile only, I’m too ill to sit up and use my Mac, I’m new to this site and for the life of me I’m ashamed to say, I can’t find your follow button. How do I follow you?

    1. Its all done with now! 🙂
      As for following, wordpress might be playing up, I have a follow button like everyone else.
      Thanks for dropping by.

  2. There’s nowt so queer as folk! Sometimes you really have to wonder…

    1. Big time. The emails and spam was bad enough but to then go an message followers…bonkers, and though I try not to be too serious about my blog, its potentially damaging.

  3. Wow. I’m new here and this sounds way over the top. o_O

    1. It was, and by being honest I ended up getting emails, spam and then they sent messages out too – wtf. Funnily if I’d never asked their permission nothing would have happened. Millions of people don’t. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I got one, but I didn’t keep it, having already read your posts about it> they wanted me to unfollow you and all that.

    1. I just wonder how many they sent it to. I don’t like the fact ‘irregular’ followers think i’ve commited some horrific crime, that’s the main reason I raised the topic again.

      1. I understand completely. Is your Gravatar till the same image?

      2. Nope 🙂 Thanklfully it was just the background theme, the same as the yellow lion you see now. Still can’t believe they messaged followers about it – insane.

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