Sunday, March 30, 2008

The vagaries of blogging and image-use rights

I previously posted about a story at Journalista that featured a scanned page from Babymouse: Puppy Love. It's one of my favorite gags from the book, so I posted the linked image in my blog entry.

As I was doing some blog maintenance today, I noticed that the image had vanished. It seems that Journalista's servers felt that I was stealing the image from them (it's called "hotlinking") and cut off my access to the picture.

Fair enough. Um, except that you stole the image from my book in the first place. Today, I stole it right back, and saved a copy of the file to my own server (hence, why you can see it here). So there.

Humph. Darn kids. Get off my lawn!

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