THEFT OF IMAGES AND CONTENT
it came to my attention that a page on Facebook had stolen this
image, taken off the copyright label on it and put their own on
Bad enough that they steal the
image. What distresses me the most is that they profess to love
Jesus and yet they steal?
I wrote the following to them
on the page:
You have stolen a picture
of mine. I have messaged you asking you to please delete it and
yet you haven't bothered to respond. Let me tell you about that
image that you have stolen.
In 2006 the yellow Lab in
the picture died unexpectantly at the age of 9 1/2. I was devastated
to lose such a young dog. 9 days later I lost the black, her mother,
at 16 1/2 years of age. In order to cope with the loss I created
this image. The same image you have stolen.
I feel violated by you. I
have requested via PM that you remove the image. You have continued
to ignore my requests.
You are a page that features
Jesus yet you steal? How would you explain that if Jesus was standing
in front of you right now? What could you possibly say to Him
to excuse your behavior?
Think about that and the message
or witness that you are portraying by ignoring a Daughter of Christ's
request that you remove her stolen image.
If they had asked and left the
copyright information on it I would have granted them permission.
I understand the image comforts those who have lost a pet. It
comforted me as well when I lost Darby and Boomer. However, just
taking something off a website is in direct violation of Copyright
What is even worse, is they profess
to love Jesus, yet they blatently steal someone else's image and
then ignore all PM's, emails and comments from the rightful owner.
What kind of message is that sending? If you read some of the
comments people who are not Christians are appauled and mention
the non-Christian behavior. Because of their actions, how many
people who need Jesus in their lives will be turned away? The
Bible is full of passages on leading people astray and the consequences
of doing so.
For this reason, I am leaving
the theft in God's hands. He knows how much this image means to
me. I will leave the retribution to Him. His judgement/retribution
is more damning than anything I can do.
I will say, less than 3 hours
after contacting the owner of the Facebook page which had stolen
the above image, he responded, apologized and took it down. Class
If you find an image/article/whatever
on someone's site, ASK before you take it as your own. Not only
is the right thing to do, it is the law. Once an original image/article/whatever
is published on the owner's website or even on the Internet, the
copyright stays with the original owner.
I've had a lot of content from
this website taken over the years. I will now start publishing
the names and URLs of these thieves as I come across them.
WALL OF SHAME
The following people
have stolen content from Woodhavenlabs.com
World View Press (image)
Annie Blog (image)
Arete Blog (image)
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