Monday, December 13, 2010

Avoiding Law Suits - Blog Images (no actual legal advice)

One of the things I learned at these Blog Conferences I've attended is that I should always have a picture.  With EVERY post.  Now, you all know I've been hit and miss with this over the years...  and then there's the problem of using only pictures that I have the rights to...  no more trolling Google Images for a picture of a box of cereal... I have to actually take a picture of my OWN box of cereal??  To be honest - this seems silly, because I've always been a proponent of recycling... and truly, does the internet need one more picture of a box of cereal???  yeah, probably not.

But what about when I blog about something/someone I've never seen in person?

I've found a solution.  M loves to draw - She also LOVES Taylor Swift.  Don't knock it - now whenever I blog about Taylor Swift I can just have M provide me with the pictures and I no longer have to worry about finding creative commons pictures or being sued by some photographer because I've borrowed their photo from Google Images.
let's just pretend I remembered to flip it...


She's available for hire - she does any celebrity... as long as they look exactly like Taylor Swift. (so that should work out well for any Justin Bieber fans)  Perhaps her fees will cover a new box of crayons with a Silver crayon so that Taylor's (or Justin's) sparkly dress will really stand out

19 comments:

Saimi said...

Haha an artist indeed!!

One Cluttered Brain said...

haha! she does any celebrity as long as they look like Taylor Swift...lovely.
Yes...picture picture.
i posted a kitty picture on mine yesterday...
Although i think peeps in blog land have died recently.
Cause i normally get 8-12 comments and I'm pulling 3-4.
Am I boring folks? lol.
Well to be honest I haven't been around much lately.
Trying to clean, get a job...ya know IMPORTANT stuff.!I'm still sround tho. I LOVE your blog of course!

One Cluttered Brain said...

and yes I do LOVE the pic. Perhaps she can draw Brittnet Spears for me?
Then I'd have to blog about her...
Hmm....
lol.

Annette Lyon said...

The likeness is AMAZING! :D

Michelle said...

Don't worry about the new box of crayons. It will just get dumped out and then they will get broken and lost. How much does she charge per image? I'm a little lost on interesting pics as well.

April said...

Looks like your daughter has captured the moment after Kanye stepped out on stage. Taylor seems to be giving someone a skunk eye. hehehe!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Looks like a very promising career ahead of her.

gigi said...

You are a mess and I enjoyed this morning giggle. Happy Monday.

Sher said...

There's a good solution -- hire one of your kids to draw illustrations for my blog. Could they come upload them too and insert them? I think my main problem with pictures is I have to actually get them off of the camera and put them on to the computer.

Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad you were listening to me! I'm not sure if I include enough pictures, frankly.

Barbaloot said...

Shoot-I hardly ever have pictures!! But I am planning on doing a picture post soon---so maybe that'll catch me up:)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Taylors sparkly dresses. And her red lips and golden locks, and clearly, your daughter is a brilliant artist. I could totally tell that was Taylor. What you need is a collection of wigs to put on each rendering, changing the person by the hair style. You're welcome.

Missy said...

LMBO!!! This is hilarious!!!

Jen T said...

She is really good! Love it!

Megz said...

I'm waiting for the actual post that justifies needing a picture of said country singer....

Firefly said...

Hilarious! I love the picture, she has a lot of talent. I'll have to put some of my daughters pics on my blog too :-)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hee hee I like this.

I wish I hadn't read it though. I'm in deep doo doo.

So do you have a pay pal? Congratulations on winning the contest.

Also, you sent your magic dollar to the right address. It's correct on my Magic Quilt blog and that's where you commented.

Even if you didn't, I bet the mail man could figure it out. I bet there's only one blanchard family living on Brody Marsh Avenue with a house number ending in 444.

just sayin'

;)

I like that language too.

Garden of Egan said...

Total money! Blog artists.

Teachinfourth said...

So she works on commission I'd gather?