More about the rip-off, what I have done, etc.

I got a real backlash from one FB site about the last post, to the point that I am now blocked.  Seems that a post about how a porn site rips off an image , with the link that shows how vile the whole thing is, is about getting attention and not about alerting other artists to be on the alert.

The image in question was shot about two weeks after my late husband died, and is significant to me because of that. I had grown really fond of Adam’s Point while he was sick, and he would have loved to have seen it-he never got the chance. I spoke to him (his spirit) as I was walking around that area, saying “Gee, buddy, I’m sorry you never saw this”. The image is a shot of early winter Adam’s Point.

Here is where the original image is online:

http://www.gulfofmaine.org/knowledgebase/aboutthegulf/photogallery.php

Now, for this to be offensive without the context of “I got ripped off” I totally understand. (with the porn link) Imagine how I felt when I clicked into the link, with no knowledge that my photo was out there in this arena.

I have reported this to the FBI. It sounds really funny that a little artist like me should complain about something like this-but I think we all should!!

I also got accused of placing my image on this porn site. Now, I need to ask a really viable question. How does affiliating/associating with a porn site promote me? Really, I don’t do porn. I have no desire for this relationship, and I am totally mortified that it was done, and that it is being construed as some sort of weird self-promotion.

I have been advised by one artist friend to let it go. That is not going to help the rest of us. We need to be able to stop this.

 

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About artinsmallplaces

I am Daryl-Ann Hurst, (also using Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst), an artist and writer, who is also interested in antiques, travel and the outdoors. I am hoping to use this blog to meld all of the interests. I was born and raised in California, have a BA in art, have been published in the New England Antiques Journal and have photography on the Gulf of Maine's website. I have shown paintings and prints nationally since 1978.

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