ahhh…life in blogland

shibori girl furoshiki image lifted and used on a commercial website

shibori girl furoshiki image lifted and used on a commercial website

Woke up this morning to the usual list of email and started hitting the reply and delete buttons as needed with Milo on one arm of the sofa, Tigga on the other, and a cup of coffee. Paper read and discarded to the recycle bin.

Several posts were running around my head, just which one would I write today? First, I have a post on Jude’s CQR collaborative (what if?) project- I finished my first block– took me several hours- but what fun it was what- iffing all over the place! Photos have been posted over at the Flickr pool. Thanks for all the comments and all the fun I had looking at everyone else’s crazy blocks. There’s more to come I’m sure!

I finished all the silk shibori scrap bags and they are all addressed and ready to go. I even managed to sneak in a couple extra to make it a total of 12. (Sorry- no more right now-have to move on to other things. I may put them up on the etsy site for a while at a fair price if you are interested- give me a day or two). I can’t wait to see what all you creative crazies do with them. Of course they are not just for the CQ blocks but it would be great if you send links to an image of what you created with them.
All the bags contain some ribbon as well as some pieces of various shibori- I did a little color coordinating by the pool with a glass of wine with my friend Gail (thanks Gail!)and they looked quite interesting when we were done. I hope you enjoy them!

A little milestone to share- the two year milestone of the blog just passed and over the weekend Shibori Girl leaped over the 100,000 view mark-that’s views, not visits. But still a high watermark. Thanks to all who share and contribute here.

As I scrolled through the email I came across one that indicated a comment had been left on the blog regarding one of my posts on furoshiki. It was one of those comments that I usually delete as it was someone placing a link for their business as a comment and nothing more (now deleted). This one piqued my interest as it was a site advertising furoshiki so I clicked over to look. Imagine my surprise when I discovered an image of my work being used on their site to promote their product! You know, I take lots of photos and many people have asked permission for usage and made all the appropriate attribution etc.. Most of it for non commercial usage. Not so the case here. This is also one of those websites where there is no contact info, no phone number or address to indicate where they are located. I have filled out the requisite contact form, hit the send button, and am waiting to see if there is any response. I have, however, (thanks to Google) been able to come up with 2 names but still without any real info. What would you do?
Hopefully, they’ll contact me and we’ll straighten it out.

8 thoughts on “ahhh…life in blogland

  1. paulahewitt

    thankyou! Im looking forward to my parcel. I cant believe they were so stupid as to link to you when they had ripped off your photo. I hope you find them and give them a stern talking to, or whatever ….

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  2. shiborigirl Post author

    well…..as strong as my urge is to “out” them publicly, i am resisting it for the moment. i did get an email from them in which they claimed “no harm-no foul” and basically played dumb and promised to remove it. i replied and gave them the stern talking to as suggested by paula but remained calm. fast forwarding 24 hours later to now, the images are still there and i have also recognized some fellow flickr-mates images being used there as well. i have reported it to flickr and now sent the Offending Party a Notice of Infringement. They have 24 hours to remove the images or risk becoming the main feature of the next blog post (or perhaps this is what they want- we are in the era of “any publicity is good publicity”).
    I know they read this blog as I can see their visits in my stats ( their employer over at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg VA might be interested to know how they are spending their time).

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  3. shiborigirl Post author

    p.s.
    paula- it was pretty hilarious that they posted their link on my blog. apparently they forgot who they stole the image from or just never made the connection from my flickr account. kind of poetic justice. you know what Forest Gump says……

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  4. Susan S

    I was the lucky recipient of the turqouise-green in a bag and a blue. I am supposed to do two CG patches for my City and GUilds in colors from a tropical ocean scene I had previously used. Thank you Glennis.

    If you know the webhost of the company/person using your image I would contact the HOST Company about copyright infringement. Also you may want to watermark your images. Gloria Hansen (no affil) is coming out with a new book on digital imagery for quilters.

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