So in case you’ve been hiding from the internet, you might not know that a blogger got sued for using an image on her blog. Even though she immediately took it down when asked, even though she was unaware it was copyrighted. She still got sued.
As an author, of course I’m sensitive to the idea of copyright law, and stuff like that. But with Google Images, it’s so easy to find the perfect image to go along with the blog. I guess I figured that I don’t post my books so people can easily grab it online without paying for it, and so I figured photographers would do the same to protect their work.
So, if you wander through my older posts, you’ll notice that several of them don’t make sense any more, because the images are gone. It makes me sad, but what can I do? I don’t want a silly LOLcat to hurl me into a lawsuit that I can’t afford.
So from now on, my posts may look a little more “bland”.
Sucks, but I’m not willing to risk it anymore.