11 March 2011

copying work!

I don't mean to put a downer on anything, but seriously if you are thinking of borrowing an image of mine, or even just to feature it on your blog, would you be able to tell me. I just googled my name and discovered people using my work to sell. I like the exposure if people promote my work on their blog no problem, but please link em back and ask, i am seriously at the point of shutting this blog and all my other sites, it is ridiculous.
Its not big and its not clever to steal work from people especially hard working artist and illustrators, i know this is preachy and pissed off sounding but i am, i put so much hard work into everything i do, its not right so there are going to be a few changes around my blog and people copying my work.
thank you

p.s. if it carries on i will have to get rid of my blog and website....
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5 comments

  1. i know exactly how you feel! here's a tip, google alert :) i just found out about it a few days ago and it is so very useful.

    basically, you type however many keywords you want google to alert you. and once something is published on the web with your name/keywords on it, you will receive an email, an alert :) it saves you the trouble of googling yourself now and then.

    i hope this helps! i just thought it might be useful for you too :)

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  2. sorry to hear that people have been using your work without your permission, ella! i hope it all gets sorted soon! xx

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  3. Ohno, so sad to hear. It's been happening to loads of people...
    It's really not fair, cause you put so much time and effort in and then people just take the credit for it!
    Hope things get sorted, cause I love yr blog and work so much.
    X

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  4. that is shocking really. how do they sleep at night? not ahppy, that's for sure

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  5. i know right mat? its ridiclous anyway not much i can do atm, sent emails etc thank you Phara :) jazzabelle thanks for your support and the notebook doodles i will defo be doing that thank you for the advice :) xxx

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