adding text, etc…makes it yours? I do not think so.

So adding text to this photo [http://bit.ly/rqVcY],

caseyalteredpic

makes it yours?  I do not think so.

The original photographer or their employer holds the actual copyright to these photographs.  This is just one of a million plus examples on the internet of simple and mindless infringement.  I noticed a lot of parodies and other altered photos of Casey Anthony, and yet most of these folks know their right to use these items is under the open domain act, and do not place any form of copyright emblem or notation, as their work is derived from someone else’s original photograph or video/audio recording.

The internet has greatly enhanced out ability to receive instant interaction, instant gratification and most of all, instant notoriety.

The ability to drag and copy, right click save and other cool techniques have made blogging and other interaction on the internet, easy and effortless, when creating news items to titillate readers and win over our foes.  I find the most interesting is when I re-posted comments that referenced me, directed to me and written about me, met with such disdain and hate.  The very ones who posted these comments disagreed with me.

I read and see their favorite blogs, like cayleedaily and humbleopinion, and wham!,  there it is the “act of re-posting”, the reposts photos and documents that originated from other websites, like the Orlando Sentinel, WFTV, WESH WKMG, and WOFL and many more.

So I am offering this link to clarify my rights as well as theirs, in regards to the Orlando Sentinel Blogs and other related content… the content used, read and reposted http://bit.ly/umMpq

Nut shell version-Orlando Sentinel’s Copyright and Terms of Service

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So with this said, and Reposted, I have trackback and.pingback the Orlando Sentinel for this article, so they are informed, and that my intent is not to over step these rules, but to be proactive, and see that the rules are enforced.

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