Am I an internet pirate?
I scoured the images in all 146 published posts of everyday epistle, confirming permissions and source attributions for the handful of photos I didn’t take myself.
Scrapped a few. Replaced others, some with my own pictures. Like this striking candid of an Angry Bird I snapped for The Lost Art of Tying Shoes.
Celebrities are more complicated. For this blog, I figure covers of books, albums and movies are legit under fair use. So are publicity photos celebrities post of themselves on their own sites, as well as most logos.
However, I am left wondering about the images of The Bangles and Kurt Cobain in Murder by Muzak, Jackie Kennedy in High-Rise Jeans, and Vivien Leigh in Wichita. Ever see those names in the same sentence before? Me neither.
Are they public domain? Would my use of them be considered fair use? I’m not sure, but they’re staying put for the time being.
Comic book characters were deleted (Boo!), except for the picture I took of Wonder Woman at MAC Cosmetics for American Beauty.
I don’t want to step on someone else’s copyright any more than I want them to step on mine. I don’t want to go back to school for a law degree either.
This blog has been scrubbed clean-er. Not perfect, but better. My, there is so much to learn.
Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God.
May Your gracious Spirit lead me forward
on a firm footing. Psalm 143:10 NLT
Correction tastes like medicine. One more spoon of Cough Syrup now…
Advice is welcomed in the comments.
Commiserating, empathizing, disagreeing,
high-fiving and general discussion is fine too.