Thursday, July 27, 2017

What To Do?

Our stock tank pool continues to be the most popular DIY to date. 
Twice this week, I've seen my photos on other larger sites with no link back to me.

Cottage Life - Television and Magazine in Canada. 
 architecturemagz - this site is all about ripping off others work and reposting it, a complete clickbait site. 
Please don't go to it. 
I have contacted both sites concerning my intellectual property.
Let me know if you see any of my pool pictures.
Has this happened to you? What should I do? 


  1. Good for you. Now myself..I don't even know how to take other's photos to repost.... If I mention someone's ideas I always say their name and blog site. I love the netting idea. So clever. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Keep fighting, Kate- RIGHT IS MITE. This is unacceptable. You have rights.

  3. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, my sweet mom would always say. That they "stole" your photos is another thing. For sure I would write a letter to the editor of that magazine or whatever it is asking for recognition of your idea and photos. Other than that, you know you had a great idea when others took credit for it. Maybe you should watermark your photos from now on? Great idea, by the way❣️Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  4. Katie,
    First, I would watermark all the photos of this DIY project (and all other future photos) and repost them to your original post. Secondly, I would let Google or whatever browser site you saw the photos on know about the copyright violation and that you had contacted the sites.

    Yes, this has happened to me more than I can count by those so-called architectural sites. In addition, I had one complete post about Texas bluebonnets posted word for word, photo for photo on some travel in Texas site. There have been other times when one or more of my photos have been used on some other site with no credit or link back. A couple of times when I contacted those sites, they apologized and offered options about how I wanted it corrected... give me credit or remove my photo.

    Hope you are able to get these two sites to do what you want, but I have not had any luck with the architecture sites... totally dishonest sites.


  5. I don't know if it's happened to me - how do you find out? Earlier this week, I heard about a blogger whose photo was used in someone's self-published book on Amazon. She just happened to purchase the book and was shocked to find her photo in it! She got Amazon to remove the book -don't know if she's had luck contacting the "writer."