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post #16 of 182
I hear ya. The lynch mob is probably sending death threats but won't be boasting that they've done so here.

I wish you'd put your old avatar back! LOL It really throws me off when people change their avatars. icon_biggrin.gif
~ Sherri
~ Sherri
post #17 of 182
Thread Starter 
lol! I love my little lion! But I am not used to it either. I was so used to my pretty wedding cake...maybe I should change it back!
post #18 of 182
I love your lion too! icon_biggrin.gif
~ Sherri
~ Sherri
post #19 of 182
I must have missed the last thread. When will people realize they can't do this? icon_sad.gif
post #20 of 182
Is it OK to send a potential client (or in my case a friend or family member) a picture of someone else's work as an example or "inspiration" of what kind of cake you will make for them. I do this all the time, but I NEVER take credit for it - usually what I will do is forward them the link to the other person's website to help get an idea of what they want.

I'm really new to this and I would never take credit for something that I didn't do, and I'm always very honest about my abilities. I have had a friend give me a picture of a cake and I told her I didn't think I could do that.

I just want to make sure that if I ever decide to do this "for real" I'm not overstepping my bounds or upsetting anyone!

I am so sorry that some of your pictures are appearing on this woman's site and frankly I think it terrible because she IS taking credit for the work regardless of her "disclaimer" and frankly she should know better!
post #21 of 182
None of my pictures were taken - but the thread is very interesting.

Does anyone have a lawyer husband, wife, brother, sister, cousin, uncle etc.? I'm not positive the disclaimer allows them to take the pictures. Even with that disclaimer text, wouldn't they still should have to specify the ones that are theirs and the ones that are "examples" to avoid copyright infringement. Not saying which are hers and which are examples could possibly be false advertising?

In light of this development, should everyone mark all their photos? I use Microsoft Picture-It express, and it doesn't have watermarking, but it allows you to put text across the photo somewhere that can't be cropped out. Then if pictures are saved as jpg, you can't separate out the text and remove it.

Can photos be replaced here - with text added - on CC without losing comments or favorite counts?

Good luck to all of you. You do BEAUTIFUL work - that's why your photos are being taken.
post #22 of 182
Thread Starter 
Patty, I swear to you I have spent about 40 hours this past weekend marking my photos, reposting them on this site and my own site. It took forEVER.
I just changed all mine here on CC-there is an edit photo button that just replaces the photo, not the text and comments.

Janel-I think that is OK. I send clients inspiration all the time, but I ALWAYS tell them that it is not my creation, and who made it. HTH!
post #23 of 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by summernoelle

Patty, I swear to you I have spent about 40 hours this past weekend marking my photos, reposting them on this site and my own site. It took forEVER.
I just changed all mine here on CC-there is an edit photo button that just replaces the photo, not the text and comments.

Janel-I think that is OK. I send clients inspiration all the time, but I ALWAYS tell them that it is not my creation, and who made it. HTH!



THANKS very much for the info on editing the photos. It's probably time well spent right now, but had to feel very tedious if you have a lot that need marking. At least now, as new photos are added, it can be done one at a time now and a bit less cumbersome.

Sad that it's become a necessity now. Good luck.
post #24 of 182
I always see these threads. How in the world does everyone find ALL these sites with stolen pictures? A google search?
I guess I don't surf the web enough! lol
Tastee Bakes

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody
Benjamin Franklin
Tastee Bakes

Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody
Benjamin Franklin
post #25 of 182
I recently redid all my photo's on CC with my name. so although I don't think anyone would want my pics..........I guess by putting my name on the pics protects them.................please correct me if I am wrong, I really am a computer illiterate.
June
June
post #26 of 182
Thread Starter 
Tastee-
I had someone contact me who was pricing cakes, and had seen my cake on their site. She thought I owned two bakeries, and wanted to make sure that wasn't me.
post #27 of 182
What nerve she has icon_surprised.gif I just don't understand how someone could do that not once but TWICE! Her "disclaimer" is TOTALLY bogus and I don't think it would hold up. I'm not personally affected so no need to fill me in but I feel for you and I hope that justice is served. I'm sorry that you're having to go through this...again...but you're great for helping out the others whose pics are posted as well thumbs_up.gif
"A positive attitude will not solve all problems, but will annoy enough people to be well worth the effort."
-H. Albright
"A positive attitude will not solve all problems, but will annoy enough people to be well worth the effort."
-H. Albright
post #28 of 182
"MTJC is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this Web site is complete and up-to-date. Furthermore, while most of our galleries photos are our work, some pictures were derived from publicly viewed websites as examples for prospective clients and are never referred as our own."

So, does that mean just because they say their cakes are homemade/scratch that they could really be frozen Walmart cakes? Hmm... I guess if you order from them and they don't deliver what you order then this disclaimer will protect them?! Get real!! Stop with the nonsence jargon and if someone needs "ideas" have them browse the galleries of CC. Geez. I just don't understand people these days! icon_mad.gif [/quote]
MeLan
MeLan
post #29 of 182
Thread Starter 
Melan, it's called moral relativism. They are saying that if they don't think it is wrong, then it isn't.
post #30 of 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by summernoelle

Melan, it's called moral relativism. They are saying that if they don't think it is wrong, then it isn't.



Oh, I like that one! I see that going on a LOT!!
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