On an innocent Google search for ube (purple yam) cake images, I discovered not one, but several sites, using my cake photos for advertisement. It's shocking (and shameful)...Bakeshops using photos of cake that they did not even make.
To use someone else's photos is one thing, but to put your watermark on them and claim them as your own is just taking it to another level.
|Image credit: from the webpage that used my photos. My original photos are here.|
Access to the two web pages which were on Facebook have already been removed. Another one in another site has also been deleted. I am in the process of dealing with the last one.
I believe I have been generous enough to let people use my tutorials and recipes freely. The eBooks I sell are the only ones I have copyrighted as I don't want them distributed in any way. I have always allowed people to even sell their finished products when most pattern makers won't.
I thank those who contact me to ask permission when needed and for giving acknowledgement where it is due.
I suppose there's other copyright violations out there that I may never find out about. To be honest, I really don't want to make this my problem. So please, read my Copyright Notice and respect it.