I was given this reward by a special friend, Candie Creations, that helped me create on of my favorite kits, River Belles! Candie your awesome and I'm so blessed to receive this reward from you. (BTW, she's finally taking on the challenge of designing and has her first story! Congrats Candie and I wish you lots of success!) You can find her store and more info on her blog! :)
Here are the rules for Keeping this Awesome AWARD going...
1. The winner can put the logo on her BLOG.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated
My 7 choices are: (in alphabetical order)
You all inspire me to be the best designer I can be. And I love each of the yours styles and designs! Congrats to you all. Enjoy the reward.
Ok, I knew it was a matter of time before this happened to me, although I hoped that it won't. Someone was nice enough (NOT REALLY!!) to have taken my ONIB kit and uploaded it to share with whomever she wanted. Is that nice of her?? So as of now, I'm taking this seriously and I want you all to do the same. I know, here we go with another designer complaining about someone sharing her designs with someone. Well to be honest it's much more then that!! It's illegal to do it without the permission of the designer! And for those that think that it's all fun and games you better think again before you pirate my designs! You will NOT get away with it!
Did you know this:
The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement,including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. And this does apply to digital scrapbooking kits/designs.
Not sure what piracy is? You can read all about it here! And for the designers that may want to know more about protecting yourself from being a victim of piracy you can find info here! This is an article that explains that you have rights and what you can do if you do become a victim of piracy! How to handle the situation without losing your mind and where to file abuse reports and with who! Together we can stop piracy!
Download my new TOU File here.
Thank you all and please continue to enjoy my designs. If you have any questions or if you know of someone that is pirating my designs, you can contact me anytime through email and please put piracy info in the subject line. You're name and info will remain sealed with me and will not be released without your permission. I'm sorry that I had to share this unpleasant experience with you all. But it needed to be done. I know that you all understand. Thank you!