A kind reader alerted me to a website that has stolen pictures and words (even entire posts) from this blog.
When I went there, I also saw some other pictures that looked familiar – I must have seen them from other nail bloggers. This person is using these pictures and posting wantonly without acknowledging the sources of the pictures, and is basically passing them off as her own. I don’t want to put the link here because I don’t want to send traffic to the site, but basically, this is the email I sent her:
Kindly acknowledge or remove all pictures that you have used from my blog (https://nailartexpress.wordpress.com). By using my words and pictures (as well as others’ pictures, especially with regards to the Chinese New Year contest entries), you are plagiarising without respect for intellectual property. When quoting or using others’ pictures, you should ALWAYS link back to them and say where they are from. Not doing so is akin to PRETENDING that you are the creator. Since you like nail polish and nail art enough to dedicate your blog to it, you really should respect the time and effort that others have put into their work as well. I do not appreciate what you have done and I have no respect for such actions. Please email me back when you have done the proper acknowledgements or removed my pictures/posts from your blog.
Are you familiar with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org? That is the email address that I found on the blog. I am curious to know if anyone else has experiences with this particular person. I suspect she probably doesn’t care about respecting intellectual property because notoriety brings traffic that will bring in ad revenue for her!