What To Do When People Steal Your Image – A Phlearn Video Tutorial

What To Do When People Steal Your Image – A Phlearn Video Tutorial

26.02.2013
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There are Thieves Amongst Us

This episode is very time appropriate. I literally just finished making another episode when Beth, Omalix, and Angela told me that someone had stolen one of my photos and claimed it as their own.

Everyone wanted to know what I was planning on doing about it, and how I felt about the matter. That is what Phlearn is all about, here is my response to it.

The Work

I am not going to link to the perp. Here is why – There is no need for me to dramatise this. I know someone else will probably link to it. I know that people will send him hate mail. He will probably take it down, and in a few days the link will be broken anyway.

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. – Arthur Balfour

Today’s Episode Timeline

1:00 – How I feel about this person stealing my work.
2:30 – Digital content is losing value
3:30 – Why I feel the way I do.
4:40 – The pressure to succeed
7:10 – The people who are important know, and the people who don’t know, aren’t important.
8:40 – My positive spin on the situation
About The Intern

Everyone deserves a good role model and a second chance. I have seen good people do bad things, and bad people do good things. I have done some crappy things in my life, but I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by people to lift me back up.

I need to believe that there is good in people, and that some people just get misguided. It is our jobs to show them the light, not keep them in the dark. So would I really take a person like this to be an intern? Yes I would. Who knows, that experience just might change their life.

What Would You Do?

What do you think of the situation? Have you ever experienced something similar? Where do you draw the line? .

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