I am getting pretty fed up with finding my photos on other sites. What really pees me off is when I find them being offered for download on various sites. Hey! I didn't say you could steal the pictures, let alone offer them to other people for stealing! I don't mind if someone asks and wants to use an ordinary boxed doll picture for reference purposes. (Or even doesn't ask if it's something like that.) I do mind when somebody steals a photo, especially if it's one I've tried to be artistic with,and not just a stock type picture of a boxed doll. I spend a lot of time taking pictures for the blog, especially when I was posting a doll every day. I take time to edit the pictures too. I didn't do the work so somebody could just claim the pictures as their own. I ran across one doll collector's blog where she used an entire posts worth of my photos on her blog. It was a photo heavy post too,(Puppetrina.) so it was over 30 photos! She posts on dolls she doesn't even own, so she has to steal the pictures from other people. It's one thing, as I said, to use a photo of a boxed doll for reference. But she used loads of creative,artistic photos from loads of people. She gives credit at the end of her post,but just a general list of places she obtained the pictures, so nobody gets credit for their own work. And even with the credits given,she didn't even ask.
I have vented now. But please think twice if you are thinking of using someone else's work.