Yesterday, I received an email from a well known website informing me that I was in breach of copyright by posting some of their photos and was told to remove them at once. Well, I’ve spent a couple of hours trolling through my archives looking for the offending material and deleting them. There were a one or two that had identifying tags or watermarks, but the majority had no way of identifying their source. How am I supposed to know where these photos originated? I got them off other blogs. I don’t want to steal anyone’s property or break any laws. This is just a hobby, this silly photo blog. I don’t advertise and I receive no financial support to keep this blog running. I pay for the host server and url. I really can’t think of why I do this blog except for some personal enjoyment. If I have fans or visitors or whatever you call them, I only hope I can give them some measure of entertainment. I surely don’t want to step on toes or incur the wrath of some website by posting their material. I am seriously considering just leaving the blogisphere and closing GomezPatchouly down. Perhaps I am being too sensitive or making too big a deal out of this. I just don’t know how to proceed. If pictures are not marked or identified, then I have no way of knowing who they belong to. This blog, what I used to enjoy and love about it, is slipping away. I have not made my decision yet, and I guess I will sleep on it. If I do close down, it will be gone. I don’t want to be answering angry emails for the next 5 years for a blog I no longer post. I’ll let you all know my decision in a few days. As always, I love all of you.
Archive for February, 2012
OK I am messing around with a new layout and so for the time being, the look of GomezPatchouly is sort of a work in progress. Of course, Feedback is welcome. Do you like this design, or was the old one better?
More Lovely Lads
Well, really it is kind of cold right now, but looking at these photos sure heats up my cock.
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