Every now and again, I stumble across a school website, blog and sometimes a published document, that contains part or all of my PDF ebooks. Usually, Neil writes the webmaster or blog owner a nice email and asks if the product can be removed from their public space. And most always, the person complies. Sometimes we get a sincere apology and things are well again but most often we get that yucky feeling that we tattled on someone and made them feel stupid or even worse, caught.
I don’t like enforcing my copyright wishes. It takes away from the positive energy I need to teach children and create a blog worth visiting. But, it’s a fact of blogging life and I have to deal with it.
Here is a bullet list of the most common problems I see. Hopefully, this will help not only me, but the other art bloggers and entrepreneurs out there who experience the same problems.
What CAN you do with DSS Art Lessons?
Please don’t feel like anyone is being scolded. Sometimes it’s the fault of the business owner (me!) for not providing adequate solutions to fend off copyright abuse. There are many solutions to these problems and Neil and I are working on them. Meanwhile, what can you do with my art lessons?
Does this help? Remember, if you are ever in doubt about copyright violation, write to me. In this growing industry of free resources, you have to remember that someone made the first effort to create something worth sharing. If you want them to continue to share, just ask when in doubt.
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