But wait! There's more! 
Here's the next email I'm sending out. This time I'll refrain from posting the url's because this douche doesn't deserve the traffic.


Hi there,

My name is Christine Kessler and I'm a photographer. I'm writing about images of mine that are being used without permission on a Tumblr blog. I have no problem with people posting images as I include my copyright notice and url on every one. The issue here is that this user has stripped my watermark from the images and does not give me credit or link to me (and a couple of the images were even converted to black and white). He has many more of my photographs on his blog that have not been altered, and I have not included them here. Basically, his whole site is his collection of fetish and porno photos that he has swiped from around the internet. Again, it wouldn't be such a big deal if he behaved properly and linked back to where he stole them from.

In his disclaimer, he states:

"Disclaimer: All images, unless otherwise noted, were taken from the Internet and are assumed to be in the public domain. In the event that there is still a problem or error with copyrighted material, the break of the copyright is unintentional and noncommercial and the material will be removed immediately upon presented proof."

However, there are a few problems with this statement. First of all, for an image to be "public domain" it has to not be copyrighted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain Every one of my photographs that is uploaded to the internet includes my copyright notice. Just because it was opened in photoshop and removed does not make it public domain. Furthermore, he provides no way to contact him so he can "immediately remove" the image. And, lastly, there is the issue of re-blogging. That is how I found him in the first place. One unscrupulous person posts stolen images and then a hundred people reblog them. Those photos are my source of income and I have a real problem with people posting them without attribution.

I made it through 311 pages of his blog before I ran out of steam. There may be more, but I just can't stand to look anymore. If you need me to continue, I will. I have listed the problem images below. I have also sent links to my photographer and model friends of their violated images as I ran across them.

Please understand that I recognize the value of Tumblr and do not take issue with the people who don't abuse the service, but altering copyrighted images is not ok.

Thanks for your time,


Dear readers of this blog, if you happen to run across people stealing my images, please let me know!! Thanks a ton.


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