Finally made a message reply for a friend of mine, Jiewa. He's asking about flannel handicraft for his girlfriend.
I'm so so so happy when I found someone whose also interested in crafting.. especially flannel.. so I end up searching for crafters web addresses that I often visit, the blog group I joined, copy paste the addresses for him.. I enjoy it, because I also can see their creations, who knows they'll give me some inspiration (^^,)*
And THEN!! DANG!!
I'm so pissed when I found this multiply user.
She sells flannel creations, her handmade.. but she put others creations photos on her site and claimed them as her own (by putting her shops' stamps on them).
Well, it is up to her if she took the pictures from the book, if she made her flannel stuff based on it, but the other crafters photos, please deh.. I recognise most of them.. I've seen them on flickr, multiply etc..
I've read this kind of case in some of my inspirations blogs (other crafters blog that has inspired me, and usually are foreigners, not Indonesian), never thought it could happen to me too..
I guess that's why you really should put a watermark on your published on websites photos.
I really encourage you all to do that.. I think I'm going to start mine too.. HA!
I personally, sometimes loves to copy and re-make others people creations that really interest me. I think they're so talented and I adore them, and I keep them for myself.This is the picture of my pies that she took and this is where she put it
Sometimes I give it to friends, still, with a knowledge that I have someone else as an example.
Never, in my life.. copy other peoples' creations (photos or stuff) and claimed them as my own.
I posted this on my multiply and made a post about it on April 22, 2007.. WOW! it's two years ago..
Sigh..what should I do guys? Should I send her an email and confront her about it?