Friday, October 5, 2007

The Internet Isn't Free

Google alerts informed me a couple of days ago that there is a new Pete Moylan video on YouTube. Excited, I went to watch it.

And I'm really a bit grumpy.

The creator of this "video" (it's really just a slideshow) took 26 pictures that I uploaded to Photobucket, most of which I took with my own camera, added a bunch from the AP and the Bob Wickman archives...then gave credit to "photobucket" at the end. In addition, one of those pictures, as far as I know, is not on Photobucket. It was uploaded directly here.

This is ridiculous.

I don't mind sharing. If I didn't want to share my pictures, I wouldn't put them in a public forum. But when I borrow from friends with awesome pictures, I do my best to give them a tip of the hat, or give a link to their website as a thank you.

So one way or another, "xoPleaseBeMineox", give credit where credit is due.

Baby is not amused.

(Thanks for the pic, Jenny!) (See how easy that is?)

October 12, 2007

Received this message on YouTube:

im sorry.
ill delete the vid. i didnt meant too. i was in a hurray to finish

I replied: "You don't need to take it down. You should just give equal credit to all your contributors if you're not going to use original work." Then added a smiley, because I have a feeling the author didn't do it intentionally. *shrug*

1 comment:

JMU Dreamscape said...

Yeah! Kick some ass, seabass.

...yeah, I kinda look for situations to say that. I'm like Michael and "that's what she said."