Tumbling in Google Images and Insta-fines

Hi guys!

When I started blogging, Mr. Theriault, my English Honors 2 teacher, told the class to use large pictures for blog posts. He also said something that I still remember about today: copyrights and fines. He had said that we were using these blogs for “educational purposes” and that we would be fined for “educational purposes,” making it seem like fining students for a learning process look ridiculous. I wasn’t very satisfied with that answer. So, hopefully in this blog post, I’ll be able to elaborate more on this subject and  prevent other bloggers from being fined.

Mr. Theriault lightly touched on this subject, which inevitably got me interested on how I should protect myself and how to warn others of carelessly using images. The main go-to source bloggers use for pictures is Google Images. I used this simple and easy tool as well, but I read a blog post by Roni Loren that helped me earn a better understanding of how bloggers can get sued for using copyrighted photos  According to the “Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don’t Own on Your Blog” (wow… this title is way too long, but at least it’s straightforward?), there are multiple mistakes that blogger make while choosing photos and there are ways to protect yourself from getting fined.

Using a simple disclaimer doesn’t protect a blogger from violating copyright rules. A common disclaimer that Loren has identified from many blogs is:

“THIS BLOG claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.”

This method obviously doesn’t work because Loren tried it and had her blogs taken down.

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50 Shades of Grey

I’m starting a new Category called 50 Shades of Grey, and no, this is not where I post perverted, smutty FanFiction that I wish to be published to the world. I called it “50 Shades of Grey” because I want to make blog posts to talk about themes, motifs, and confusing things I find the world what we live in. I believe that the world is grouped into the area between black and white, which is grey – there aren’t correct answers and responses to everything, but that’s what makes life interesting. There are some really thought-provoking topics that raise a lot of questions and I want to be able to put my opinions out there, which is why this category exists. Also, I tend to ramble on and on about  topics of humanity, so when you read these blog posts, they’ll probably be about contradictions and arguments with myself (I’m a weird human). If you were looking for something else related to the actual “50 Shades of Grey” book, (I highly suggest you don’t) trying searching on Tumblr or the M rated section of fanfiction.net (DON’T DO IT!!! IT’S AN UNESCAPABLE BLACK VOID!).

Swearing

Another little bit of information about myself and my blog. I rarely curse/cuss publicly. I don’t know why, it just doesn’t feel right. But whenever those words do slip out, the room gets SUPER quiet afterwards. I then sit in my chair nervous and hoping that no one heard me.

Whenever I want to curse at a person in real life, I just use a poetic string of sarcasm in a very annoyed tone. But I will be using some of those “no-no” words on my blog as you saw in my “Just…Why?” post. Most of my curse words will probably end up in slang or bleeped out with *asterisks*

Music and Life: The Remix

So I’m back… Say whaaaat?

School started on August 27th, but that’s not the reason why I’m restarting this blog. I decided that I had a lot of fun blogging last year but I couldn’t really “have fun” because I was under the limits of my old English teacher. Now that I have a new English teacher that doesn’t even do blogs, I get to have full control over what is to become of my blog! Yay!

Of course, coming back from June means changes.

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