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Reply to "Important Reminder about Copying and Posting Characters without Permission"

Sil Quiroga *Homemade Cookies by Sil* posted:

Certainly, when I first started posting, it was because I saw so much character cookies posted everwhere and so lovely, so nice and perfect that I decided to do that type of cookies myself, really inspired in this page.

I took  courage and posted them anyway as everybody does. Now I was eliminated from a challenge and that was really frustrating.

After this advice: I have erased all of my character cookies from the page, a video and my first 2 tutorials I was so happy of! 

Really  I got very frustrated about being taken out from the challenge and later on, was surprised to see character cookies displayed in:

- previous challenges 

- featured cookies 

- tons of character cookies posted to the page

I sincerely felt this was unfair.  I understand they are rules we all agreed with, but  this rule isn´t exactly running in the site and we invested precious time in these cookies and creations we were so excited about. At least, although in the end, this was sad and frustrating, I have made such a wonderful path together with my nearby and far distance in kms Cookie-friend.

After this has happened, I recommend users to do the same cleanup as there are tons of character cookies displayed and this rule if needed, runs for everyone.

Don´t you think it this way? Thanks for reading,

I can appreciate your frustration - I feel it too, because I have to remind people over and over about this rule. It's frankly exhausting and not how I like to spend my time. The rule has been posted from the very beginning of this site, and, as this is a community-based site (not one I police 24-7), it is incumbent upon members to act on the honor system and follow the rules. When they don't, everyone is cheated - you if your work gets deleted, the creator of the work who has been copied without permission, and me when I spend the time reminding and deleting.

Please also note that this is not an arbitrary rule of the site; it is US copyright law, which I am trying to inform members of, so they do not get into legal or other trouble by copying inappropriately.

And, yes, if people read this and know they have posted copied images here without permission, I think they should remove them.

Last edited by Julia M. Usher