A very informative post about using photos/pictures in blogs, on Facebook, Pinterest and other social media sites and the consequences of copyright infringement was posted to one of the loops I belong to.
I received permission from the blogger, National Bestselling Author Roni Loren, to post an excerpt here along with a link back to her original post.
today I'm forgoing the usual Fill-Me-In Friday post to talk about
something that I've been wanting to blog about for a while but couldn't
until the situation was wrapped up.
For those of you who are super observant, you may have noticed some
changes on my blog over the last few months. Tumblr posts went away.
Fiction Groupie disappeared. I deleted most of my Pinterest boards. The Boyfriend of the Week has changed format. And all my previous posts from the past three years--all 700 of them--now have new photos on them.
Why is that? What happened?
Well, you've probably figured it out from the title, but it's because
I've been involved in a case regarding a photo I used on my blog. Like
most of you, I'm a casual blogger...
Please click on the title of Roni's post (underlined above) to read the rest of her experience. I'm also including another link here in case the first one doesn't work. Link: http://www.roniloren.com/blog/2012/7/20/bloggers-beware-you-can-get-sued-for-using-pics-on-your-blog.html
If you post pictures or photos on any of your social media sites using photos/pictures you've found on the internet, please read her entire post and the comments. There is a lot of really good information included in the comments section.