Sunday, August 19, 2012

A note about my image usage

Hi friends.  Hope you’re all doing well out there.  Im sorry I’ve been so absent from the blog lately and even from the facebook page but truth is I’ve just been so busy this summer that I havent figured out a way to work in that sit down to the computer time.  Im sure some of you fellow bloggers find yourself in the same position when the weather is good and the growing season is on. Smile 

I wanted to take a moment to let you all know that I am taking down my most popular post here on the blog, the one dealing with how I find the vintage images that I use to adorn my blog, as well as the subsequent post I wrote addressing the copyright issue.

Let me just say once again for anyone who is curious, that I use images from my vintage women’s magazine collection here as a means to share my collection.  As such, I watermark my images so that no one will take and reuse them, and I do not sell them or use them in any way that would make me a profit.  I do not make any money from this blog or sell any products using these images.  I am simply sharing my collection of vintage images with you the reader for your visual enjoyment.  I hope you enjoy them, and I hope you understand that I cannot share them with you to use in ways other than viewing them here.

I’m also not giving anyone any concrete advice on whether or not I am violating copyright by doing so.  I’ll be completely forward with you and tell you that I am not worried about it.  My conscience is ENTIRELY clear about use advertising images from the 1940s here for decorative purposes only and as I have said more than once, if anyone contacts me letting me know I am infringing upon their intellectual rights, I will certainly cease and desist using any images that offend.  And if any reader here feels like tracking down illustrators from the first half of the 20th century and ratting me out, by all means, use your time in such a fashion.  But Im not going to worry about it.  I have 135 readers here on blogger and there are many blogs MUCH more popular than mine, who DO make a profit and who DO sell their images, and I don’t see them worrying about copyright or being harassed about the issue, so Im not going to lose any sleep over it.

At the end of the day, is what I am doing illegal?  I honestly cant tell you because I have received conflicting information.  If you have any concerns, don’t do as I do.  But I ask that from here on out, people refrain from leaving me comments about my supposed violation of copyright(unless of course they are the owner of the images I use and find my display of them offensive).  Im a dinky little blogger in the giant blogosphere and I just assume that surely you folks have better things to do with your time.

God bless you all, hope your summer is going swell!