Now Playing: Stolen Images found. Copyright infringement and false advertising.
Topic: March 26, 2018
So Periodically I decide to run a computer search on my kennel names and other cyberspace identies using various search engines on the internet. Yesterday I ran one on Google and found a page that is using a partial of my name, with my copyrighted photos of the dane pups I have taken on 35 mm film. The man is using Wordpress, and is inviting people to download graphics as if he owns them. I tried to contact him via the link wordpress provided on his site, I also looked at the link where they account for money received and was told I could not send the email then, and to try and send it later. Well I tried to send it later, still email would not go through to him so I could let him know he did not have permission to use copyrighted material on his blog/website using my images and a partial of my name Blue Diamond Great Dane V. I then decided to run ARIN WhoIs and the man lives in Sweden. He also states that you can find him on social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram. I found the name using google. He includes in his blog the name of Tamara Curtis, of mibluediamondgreatdanes in Michigan. She raises Harlequins and Merles, which are not to be crossed with other bloodlines from the other Great Dane Color Groups per The Great Dane of America Club standards. So this man, by associating my name with hers is really not good for her, plus his creation of other problems for me by using my images. Read On! Not many people know this but Tamara Curtis or her husband and I have crossed wires on Usenet in the very distant past. They were in several newsgroup forums and for some reason she became a subject of QuackWatch which was being run by a Dr. Barrett. [sp]. So this man, is not only inviting people to download my images, but is really bugging me because of the 'false advertising' by telling people to use His Graphics, that he found on the interent, which have the Embeded HoofPrintsEquinePhotography Copyright on the image from my Adobe Photoshop Program. I am not sure how to go about contacting him, I tried to notify Twitter about the man and report him, but they want you to give them your Cell/Mobile Phone number so you can receive SMS and Texts messages. Guess what, that will never happen. It is like they are inviting you to receive Spam messages on your cell phone just to use their service and report one of their tweeters. Of course I had already given them my email address, so they have that portion, but the account has never really been completely set up because of them wanting my mobile cell phone number. According to their rules, what this man is doing with my images is wrong, and is a violation of their terms of service, yet, because I refuse to give them anymore information on me like my cell phone number so I can avoid further violations to my name and reputation from cyberspace junkies etc. I guess I don't get to report the man for violating their terms of service using my images and a partial of my name. To compound the problem further I am clueless about Instagram and other social networks and have never tried to join them. The situation regarding sales of puppies in Calif and animals is dicey, there is a new law in Calif that states that if you buy a pet from a Pet Store, they have to buy the pups and dogs from a bonafide Rescue Organization. Or close, I haven't really read the new law because it doesn't affect me now that I am no longer breeding and really in the Past since I never used a Pet Store to sell puppies. My other beef is with the Adopt Don't Shop crowd who continually beg for money for their rescues groups on social media, so and so needs money for veterinarian care, or for surgery and they do not include an IRS Non Profit ID number in thier pleas. Frankly, as a breeder, I paid for the food, medical care etc out of pocket and didn't BEG for money. It is like they have become the New Puppy Millers only they beg. They also do not understand the difference between them and Breeders, Breeders like their own Bloodlines, they select their stock because the dog or bitch they are breeding too has certain qualities which they want in their bloodlines. Adopt Don't Shop people will never understand that breeders are a more select group, who have done their homework and are not just breeding for pet's etc. and are PICKEY about their dogs. Enough for today, I have to find a way to contact this man, and apparently I screwed up my email to google ad sense because I have not heard back from them yet and I sent them and email yesterday afternoon. I also don't know how to use screenshot so maybe that is why I didn't hear from them, I know the email addies are working because I sent myself three Test emails to the accounts associated with Blue Diamond Great Dane V. Fantan. It would be nice to be able to go back to a simplier time, and only write my blog about how well my puppies were growing from birth to being sold, but those days have ended for me. Take Care, Lynne M. Lyons