Words & Images Copyright of Judy A. Harper 2009
Unless otherwise stated all images and words belong to me.
Please do not use or take without my permission. A link to
your blog or website is always appreciated and thank you
for respecting my copyright.
I'm just beginning to learn about all that's needed to be a writer, be it a book, story or writing group. Last week I was rushed and didn't have time to write a story for the Tuesday Morning writing group, so I copied and pasted one of the first stories I had written for another group. Without thinking, I copied the picture as well, it was what prompted the story. What I neglected to do was also post the bottom section of the story giving credit and copyright information on the picture. It just didn't occur to me as some of the people weren't with the current writing group, therefore I didn't copy and paste. But it's important to remember that I wouldn't want people copying words and information off my site without permission either. That's why I have the above copyright statement on my blog sidebar. I know I need to do more research on this topic, but a rule of thumb is to keep in mind how much I value my pictures and words, therefore others probably feel the same. So if you do belong to a group that allows you to use their pictures in your story, that if you use it again, be sure to post the ownership. That your story is yours, but the picture isn't.
What are y'all's thoughts on this subject? Do you have additional information on copyrights?
My Grandmother Manila, 1920 (I own this picture)
One of my pictures used in a story "The Four Sisters"
This is a borrowed picture from Tell Me A Story Tuesdays project sponsored by Elizabeth Harper of Gifts of The Journey. This picture is attached to the TMAST and a story I wrote
here (thanks Elizabeth for loaning me the above picture), you might want to check out the TMAST site for good stories written my me, Elizabeth and Gaelikaa...