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Nov082010

But really ?Owls!

Someone found quite fun to download my owls, print them, and made photos. Which is quite OK (I mean, the print part). Then she posted them (not OK), they were noticed, and I finally found them on one of my favorite blogs with no mention of my name more than " some owls I found on the internet". And this is not OK at all. 

A link to my blog was added afterwards thanks to the lovely people at Ohdeedoh (not their fault, and how lovely they were in following up, thank you so much guys!), but I never really allowed the use of my work in the original post, and I would have loved to be asked for. And then I got the usual "I couldn't find your name or website or whatever I didn't know", fake apology, since  my name was watermarked on the picture the blogger used.  

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I had a bit of re-appropration to do, to have my owls back. I made myself some more owls, and made cute ornaments out of the illos, to enjoy them a bit before I find them again on someone else website. Which is not OK, by the way, unless you ASK FIRST.

And since I was at it , I thought that I could share my owls with you ! Print them, make ornaments, mobiles, put them on a string or print them on fabric, but please please please if you plan to show them on your website, name me as the author, add a link to my website, and be kind enough to tell me so I can gush and be happy you did.

Happy howlidays!

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Pour vous raconter rapidement une longue histoire, ça y est, on me pompe ici aussi...Une bloggueuse a utilisé mes images, les a posté en deco sur des gateaux ( mes préférés en plus si c'est pas vache ça!) , elle a trouve ça chouette (haha) et a donc contacté un blog de design (un de mes préférés aussi, non, faut faire dans les grandes largeurs quand on y va)...Ou je les ai trouvés grace à une lectrice. Mon nom n'était pas cité, les filles du blog de design ont rectifié, elles sont adorables...Par contre la bloggueuse m'a sorti qu'elle n'avait pas trouvé mon nom...Celui qui était en signature sur l'image? Ha oui. Pfff. Du coup ca m'a énervée ( un peu) et au lieu de mettre des watermarks gros comme ma tete sur mes images, je vous ai pondu (haha) quelques hiboux de plus, histoire que vous en profitiez plus que les indélicats qui me pompent...Voila, à vos ciseaux, et gros bisous à tous mes gentils lecteurs, qui me préviennent quand ils voient mes images ailleurs, grace à vous je peux continuer :)

 

 

PS: I forgot to add a quick how to. Here we are:

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Reader Comments (16)

There's been a lot of similar problems on the net these days. Just recently a small mag was taking published food stories and not asking for permission. It's a big problem. Boo.

Actually, it's not as big as a problem as it used to be...People browse a lot, and find stuff quickly. With google and readers, exposure is bigger. Which means bigger chances to get stolen- And greater ones to find out. If the stuff was stolen and people made money out of it, then hurray! Here are the big bucks. A client with a contract will pay sometimes little. A thief will pay more to avoid being sued. Just send an email "My lawyer wanted to sue you right on but I thought we might come to an agreement..etc" It works wonders. I had clients not paying, but rarely any thief.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertami

Merci pour le cadeau :)
ça va changer dans le sapin ;)

PS : oui c'est un éternel problème ceux qui ne respectent pas le travail des autres :(
Tu pourrais mettre ta signature sur le bord des tracés extérieurs de tes dessins, je suis sûr que personne ici t'en voudra :)
(sur les tableaux y'a bien la signature de l'artiste et on les affiches quand même ;) )
bonne journée

Le long du tracé? Tu sais il y avait mon nom et le copyright sur le dessin, cane l'a pas arretee. On peut effacer n'importe quelle marque si on veut, donc je me contente de signer et de mettre mon copyright pour les etourdis de bonne foi. Apres ceux qui veulent voler volent, et sont assez betes pour se faire prendre, tant pis pour eux.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss S

owlalala...
qu'y sont bêtes en plus...
tout çà pour l'unicef, finalement, non?
;o)

Je lui ai demande, mais je ne pense pas qu'elle le fera, j'ai eu un oui-oui poli puis c'est tout. Comme elle n'a pas vendu mes images, c'est un peu comlique, je pourrais poursuivre mais c'est beaucoup de temps et d'argent jete par les fenetres. Par contre, j'ai fait le suivi, pour bien faire comprendre que je surveillais. Je suis allee, de rage, faire une donation a l'UNICEF moi-meme, parceque je comptais dessus et que j'en etais ravie, et que ca peut sauver des vies. Je me suis inscrite comme volontaire, par la dessus, et leur ai demande l'autorisation de les sponsoriser avec mes petites maisons de Noel. J'attends la reponse.

(Si on peut etre une voix pour les plus petits, il faut parler, meme si on est timide)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterla trollette

ça me sidère le nombre de fois où tu es obligée de poster ce genre d'articles.. et je trouve admirable que tu acceptes quand même de continuer à nous faire partager tes si jolies oeuvres en gardant le sourire et l'âme légère comme elle transparaît dans ce que tu fais..

Au fait, si tu le souhaites, je veux bien t'envoyer un faire-part de ma miss.. :)
mais j'ai besoin de ton adresse!

Et encore, je n'en parles pas tout le temps...Je regle ca en general a l'amiable, et maintenant que je suis plus connue, il ya de moins en moins de problemes-en France. Ca commence ici ou je commence tout juste a etre connue...Je fais des rappels, pas tellement pour vous mais pour les voleurs, qui viennent verifier si c'est passe ou pas, et qui comme ca savent que non, ca ne passe pas!

Pour l'adresse, j'en change bientot, je te dis des que je sais

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGingko

Merciiiii t'es trop chouette !!!
Bouuuuuuuuuuh pour les autres.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaïma

grrrrr re-grrrre et re-re grrrrrrrrrr et pi merki aussi surtout à toi :)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMagoute

et les glands de Resurection fern... elles ne se souviennent plus non plus didon...
cervelles d'oiseaux, c'est comme ça qu'on dit ?
tu as bien raison de montrer les dents ;-)
(le coup de la turbulette était assez gros aussi !)

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclo

Merci pour ces jolis hiboux qui feront le plaisir de mon petit garçon qui les adorent.
Et honte aux copieurs !

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoane

Glad to see you given credit and taking it in stride. Your Work is fantastic! hope you have a great Holiday Keep inspiring :)

November 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina Mills

Hi Delphine,
I have just found your blog by chance and love the little owls. My Grand Daughter and I often do a lot of crafty things together and we particularly love owls, so thank you for your lovely little owls, I have downloaded them and shall use them in a project with my Grand daughter.
I have recently been fortunate enough to enjoy a trip to France from Australia and I just had to say to you that I absolutley loved it, France is a beautiful place.
Merci,
Karen

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren D

Lovely!!
Thanks a lot for sharing!

November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Je regardais vos beaux dessins quand ma fille de 3 ans est arrivée : «Oh! maman! Ils sont MAGNIFIQUES les beaux oiseaux plein de couleur»... je seconde et vous envoie le compliment!
Bonne journée!

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermadeleine

I have seen the owls similar to yours in many places. In fact the owls I draw are more like yours that you would ever admit to, even though today is the first time I have ever seen yours.

I also know that there are ways to erase a watermark and let the picture be posted online.

The ones that found your owls, could easily have found some that had the watermark erased.

If you do you research, you would know that watermarks are not fool proof. They are usually there to prevent someone
stealing you idea and selling it, for themselves, in an easy manner.

I saw the web site you mentioned and they were not selling the owls, they were using them in a shower decoration.

And not only that, I have drawn owls similar to yours, they are child like drawings and easy to draw, I saw those in school 38 years ago, without ever seeing your owls In fact, I see a page that could come to you and state you took their idea and have made it your own. I guess beware of anyone finding an owl drawing site, and how to draw it, because you have decided that only you are capable of doing so. I also found a few pages where you took the ideas of dressing your owls from. Perhaps they need to see how you have taken from them. Are you going to apologize and then blame the Internet for not having the watermark on their owls?

Example of a picture taken and used by others, is right here on your page, and advertisement for fabrics. The fawn is so over drawn by so many copy cats. It would probably take a court case and years to find out who the originator of that fawn drawing is.

In a nutshell, you have drawings that look like other peoples drawings, your is not special, they are easy to mimic and be mimicked, as you clothes on your owls, were taken from other peoples ideas, that were posted years before yours. or easy to start drawing owls is the ways your looks and many people drawn them like yours, without ever seeing one of your child like drawings.

So where is the credit you give to them? And worst of all, it was God that gave us the owl, you took your ires from him, where is the credit owed to God for designing and creating the owl in the first place?

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersherrycherrymary

Well, I'm glad you've reclaimed these! They are adorable. And there's no excuse (especially with watermark) to not credit the original source. :D
I had a woman buy one of my silkscreens and is now printing almost the exact same image and selling it. She's a larger and established business so you can imagine how her sales are responding. I know my tiny business benefited from the image. I have no copyright though. Its a public item that I photographed. Bah! Some people, eh?
I love your site. You are so creative and design sweet whimsical things. They make me happy to see each time you post.
:)

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Thank you for these - and the pages from ages ago showing how you draw your birds. I had a go at doing my own tonight, and after many many years of saying I can't draw, I now CAN draw birds :)

Have fun and keep enjoying your art and life

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Thank you for sharing your work with us. I've admired your work for a long time!

October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLu

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