Copyright Notice

22 Oct

The contents of this blog, Both poetry and photography have all been registered to Andy Chih Photography and are protected under copyright laws. Violation of this will result in my exposing the offender to the entirety of social media, I do not treat plagiarism kindly. Other than that? Please feel free to enjoy my writing! ^.^



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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Thoughts


87 responses to “Copyright Notice

  1. andy1076

    October 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Sorry for the redundancy of this my dear readers, but I’ve just bout had enough. Ever since my rant, I’ve had twice more problems, I’m afraid i will have to soon put this blog under password and accept new readers by request. :(

  2. P.S. I Love Soap Co.

    October 22, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Got it!

    • andy1076

      October 22, 2013 at 6:12 am

      I know it sounds harsh btw :( but I hope those thieving trolls get the hint soon :(

      • P.S. I Love Soap Co.

        October 23, 2013 at 2:27 am

        No, not harsh at all….I’ve seen that with others too. Hope your day is going well… :)

      • andy1076

        October 23, 2013 at 5:51 am

        Here’s hoping! *crossing fingers* :D

      • P.S. I Love Soap Co.

        October 23, 2013 at 6:59 am


  3. Barneysday

    October 22, 2013 at 6:12 am

    Good luck. So many these days just have no respect for the work of others. There is also the ignorance factor, they are too stupid/ignorant to know they are thieves.

    • andy1076

      October 22, 2013 at 7:39 am

      no kidding, makes you wonder. if they have no ethics online, what must they be like in person huh?

      • moore314

        October 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm


  4. niasunset

    October 22, 2013 at 6:33 am

    You did the best dear Andy, Good Luck. But a thief is a thief and nothing can stop them… In my previous reply, as I said, we post our works and then we don’t know their journey where they go and fly and also maybe they are being sold, etc. Thanks and Love, nia

    • andy1076

      October 22, 2013 at 7:38 am

      Thus the reason I’m giving everyone a heads up I guess, keeping everyone who’s been with me and not letting in anyone new, I’m publishing sooo..

  5. Deb

    October 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    You do what you have to do to keep your works safe, Andy!

    • andy1076

      October 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Deb! otherwise they’ll be ripped apart :(

  6. renxkyoko

    October 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Huh? What happened?

    • andy1076

      October 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      I had my photos stolen, people downloaded it and cropped them then tossed on their own watermarks, as if they took it themselves. Then, as if that wasn’t the end of it? they cut ‘n pasted my words and changed the grammar and expected me to look the other way, Very infuriating :(

      • renxkyoko

        October 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        Whoa. That is so corrupt !

      • andy1076

        October 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

        Right?!? I am doing massive changes and pulled all the photos, not going to entertain freeloaders :(

  7. kalyrical

    October 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Laying down the law!

    But no, I totally get what you mean. Someone once plagiarized my writing and it actually made me feel both sad and angry! Seriously people, if it’s not yours, don’t claim it is. It’s as simple as that.

    • andy1076

      October 22, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Exactly! unfortunately, there are people with no writing skills of their own who troll about waiting for a chance to steal something that took me hours to shape, that’s why I am working on going after a couple or so that are still doing it :( sigh!

      • kalyrical

        October 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        I wish you the best of luck with that! And your efforts will warn others that there are consequences :)

      • andy1076

        October 23, 2013 at 5:17 am

        Here’s hoping! thank you :)

  8. Lilith Rose

    October 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    No writing skills indeed. Yes, this has been and remains very painful. I stripped my Tublr completely and retreated here to begin again, but everything that posts here now is hosted externally for protection. Once the .com and .net are fully built, I’ll likely remain there exclusively. It’s sad when we can’t simply share our thoughts, our pictures and our art with one another without fear of plagiarism. I’ve been victimized by a former colleage who was incapable of supporting her own writing, and Andy’s beautiful work is always being used without consent. Facebook has become a very real thorn in our sides as well, as that is the place work continues to pop up on a certain page without consent and FB has such lenient policies, they will do nothing without hard dated proof of ownership. My heart goes out to all of you who have likewise felt the sting of theft.

  9. wannabephotographer87

    October 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Oh Andy! I’m so sorry! That has got to be extremely frustrating, I hope you don’t have to deal with it for long :(

    • andy1076

      October 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Here’s hoping, I took down a ton of my photos to re-do the watermarks and put in something more obvious from those thieves :(

  10. niki

    October 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I totally understand you Andy. I used to make website templates, 2 of them got stolen…. I used to put a small © on my work but it’s very easy to remove. A big © can also be removed but not that easy. I don’t mind when people use my work for personal use with a reference to me or if they ask me. But a commercial use without asking for permissions it’s not nice.
    At that time, I was a beginner and I was shocked to see my work out there and someone else taking credit.
    Some people told me they don’t like my work with a big copyright because it ruins it. True but it makes it harder to remove. I know some great photographers who put their work online without any © on and I always wonder why they don’t put a copyright notice on that wonderful work.

    I wish you all the best Andy ! :)

    • andy1076

      October 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      I’ve removed all my photos from my past and present posts to redo them, now they will have a semi transparent logo going across the center. It’s the only choice I have :(

      About the professional photos though! I’ve noticed some of them have name etc embedded within the. jpg or even raw file itself so that when there’s a copyright issue it will show, even if they change the file name. But by then the damage is done and god only knows who else has a copy :(

      • niki

        October 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

        You can also resize your images.

      • andy1076

        October 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

        True, keep only the focus and keep the original in storage?

      • niki

        October 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

        Yes :) I never put the original image!

      • andy1076

        October 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        I like that thought! thank you :) :)

    • andy1076

      October 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you for reading my previous posts Niki! :)

      • niki

        October 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

        With pleasure Andy :) I’ve been away with some things to take care of but now I’m back.

      • andy1076

        October 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        Welcome back! :)

  11. seeker

    October 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    O-O, this is a major problem for anything that is published. There is always someone who will take it away no matter what. So sorry, Andy. I guess this is the black box content. :(

  12. Jackie

    October 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear you are continuing to have problems! How awful for you. I don’t understand why people do such things. :-( You do whatever it is you need to do to protect yourself.

    • andy1076

      October 25, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      So far? I’ve made a new watermar, so here’s hoping it will work!

      • Jackie

        October 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        I hope so too!

    • andy1076

      October 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you for catching up with all my past posts too :) <3

      • Jackie

        October 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        You’re very welcome! :-D

  13. Linda Vernon

    October 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Oh my gosh. I can’t believe somebody actually did that! How can they derive any kind of satisfaction posting something they copied and then pretend to have done it themselves? There’s a lot of pathetic people out there! I noticed that a couple of my essays were on a pdf that someone was charging for downloading! Naturally they took my name off of it. If they would have just asked my permission and given me a link back to my site I would have gladly let them use it. It will be interesting to see if your copyright notice prevents it from happening again. So sorry that happened, Andy.

    • andy1076

      October 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Yep this world isn’t falling short of pathetic people alright, It’s gotten to the point where I’m almost defacing my own photos with a watermark :(

      • Linda Vernon

        October 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

        If they would put their time into learning how to take pictures of their own instead of going to all the time and trouble of copying yours, they would be a lot better off!

      • andy1076

        October 28, 2013 at 11:27 am

        In a perfect world my dear Linda, there wouldn’t even be people trolling around waiting for a chance to steal :(

      • Linda Vernon

        October 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm

        So true, Andy! It is a sad fact.

  14. Lilith Rose

    October 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Better safe than sorry Andy, I too hate to see you have to watermark your beautiful pictures, it pains me to do so to my own, but not ten minutes ago I found a small picture that I had used on my Blog out of FB with my wording beneath almost exactly as I had written it, as if that person had written it instead…she’s still there imitating me, right down to my disliking of garden gnomes lol! Now THAT is small and pathetic.

    • andy1076

      October 29, 2013 at 5:08 am

      oh geeeeeeeeez…what will it take huh?? :O

  15. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I am sorry you are having a problem like this. Theft is theft even when it’s called plagiarism.

    • andy1076

      November 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      That it is! I recently dealt with a thief who not only stole from me but tried to sell her material, plus thinks she’s cleared of all wrongs just because the material is taken down. Boy, is she ever wrong.

      Thank you for reading my last posts :)

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        November 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        Expose her! Tried to sell it? Hell. I wonder how you became aware?…

      • andy1076

        November 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

        OH I did, I went straight to Polyvore and gave them proof of her theft, her link is in the blog shutting down post and I got a few more posts with every tag referring to plagiarists, to top it off I’ve gone to many social medias to link her to her theft. But you know what blows me away? the fact that she still writes like she’s done nothing wrong! :O

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        November 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

        Good on you, Andy. Indeed do all you can. Now I’ve got to see your blog shutting down post. Missed that one! OMG – DON’T.

  16. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    November 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Love your copyright notice, Andy! Loud & clear!

    It’s a horror to me though, if you’ve been having problems. It’s a warning to us all. Disgusting, such sly theft of another’s creative flow.

    • andy1076

      November 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      It’s still going too which gets my blood boiling ugh

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        November 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        My gosh, I seriously wonder how you’ve found out? How does anyone find this out?

        DAMN THEM.

      • andy1076

        November 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        I was doing some wordpress tweaking, then found that wordpress had nuked a TON of my posts. So, I panicked cause that post had over a hundred likes. But, I forgot the link to my old private blog containing a backup. So! I googled the title and sure enough, saw my post word for word on and on polyvore.

        I asked slowmuse that she take it down and she ignored it, so fine i went to Polyvore and showed them the original with time stamp etc and they said the proof was valid and therefore they took down the photo and words that she was trying to sell as a picture frame. A picture frame! can you imagine?? geez huh?

      • WordsFallFromMyEyes

        November 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm

        FURIOUS with you, absolutely furious.

      • andy1076

        November 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm

        She’s one among many many many, I name my photos specifically so i can find them. But someone wise said that there’s no point in my stopping blogging because what slowmuse has shown is that my work is good nuff to market. I suppose, that’s ironic flattery? :S

  17. ristinw

    November 23, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Sure sure I got it! :D

    • andy1076

      November 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

      lol thank you ;)

  18. Devina a Lemon flavoured Jellybean

    November 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

    ‘exposing the offender to the entirety of social media’

    Well, daaang. I wouldn’t doubt your social arsenal, and plus you’ve got all of us as back up!

    • andy1076

      November 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

      So grateful to everyone for it! ^.^

  19. Gede Prama

    November 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Amazing and Thank you… @ ^_^
    kindness blossoms in your heart

    • andy1076

      November 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Heh Thank you Gede!

  20. IdealisticRebel

    December 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Andy this is the best blog I have read so far today. Harmony and love, Barbara

    • andy1076

      December 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Barbara! :) I just gotta give certain people a fair warning :D

      • IdealisticRebel

        December 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

        I am with you. I worry also. I have put up a lot of my photographs, my artwork and my writing. Tell me how you got your blog copyrighted, thanks, Barbara

      • andy1076

        December 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        Hi Barbara, They works are copyrighted through a publisher that I sent my works to, Hopefully there won’t be issues there. Also, I registered a remote storage via which you see on the logo below, the way you add it is you go to ‘edit post’ and then you see how the upper right hand corner says visual and text? click on text and at the very bottom of the post click on ‘code’ button and paste the info gives you :) I’ve also submitted some of my work to yahoo contributor network, for immediate sale. So, yeah plagiarists will be facing one helluva legal case if they decide to continue stealing. Registered & Protected<br />

      • IdealisticRebel

        December 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        Thanks so much for the advice. I am going to look into it. Hugs, Barbara

      • andy1076

        December 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        My pleasure Barbara! ^.^/

  21. Equipping The Saints

    January 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Andy, I love your blog; it is very good. I have been a camera buff for many years. As a pastor, I try to use photography to show God’s creation. I am now following your blog; please consider following mine,. Blessings to you,
    Pastor/Equipping The Saints
    John 17:3

    • andy1076

      January 3, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Hi John, thank you coming by and following my blog! I’ll be visiting your blog in a bit for sure :)

      • Equipping The Saints

        January 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

        Thank you very much. And, as I said earlier…..”I love your blog!!!!”
        Pastor/Equipping The Saints
        John 14:3

      • andy1076

        January 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm

        You’re too kind John, Followed you in return :)

  22. reocochran

    January 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I am always sympathetic to authors who get their material stolen or when the copyright is so hard to prove… Musicians face this regularly! Great place for us to get concerned on the subject! Take it easy and hope it all works out, too! Good way to present your thoughts on the subject with a sense of humor included!

    • andy1076

      January 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      It’s ridiculous out here even in the blogging world, people decide that they want to get readership but refuse to do the hard work, so they resort to theft. Some talents eh?

  23. Heather

    February 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

    awe…sorry about your problems Andy…do what you have to do to protect your work!!!

    • andy1076

      February 16, 2014 at 11:56 am

      It’s pretty crazy how people think stealing makes them someone huh? :S

  24. cynt5525

    February 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

    You took a chance and it paid off!!! Your photo is stunning !! Thank You for liking my newest pieces !! :) *Cynthia

    • andy1076

      February 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Thank you Cynthia! :) :)

  25. hodgepodge4thesoul

    April 7, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    It’s too bad that we can’t just share our thoughts and personal work, without certain groups of people taking advantage of loose internet laws. However, it pays to be tough! :)

    • andy1076

      April 8, 2014 at 4:45 am

      It definitely sends out a much needed message for sure! Thank you :) :)

  26. girlandthedragon

    April 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Hi there!
    I have nominated you for The Wonderful Team Membership Award!
    I enjoy reading all of your blogs!
    To see the rules please go to –

  27. IdealisticRebel

    April 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Your photograph is quite lovely. I am wondering if you took it? Hugs, Barbr

  28. Nicola Kirk

    April 18, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I’ve been thinking of doing the same – it’s going to take time, but I think that’s the world we live in. The Internet is a wonderful invention, but it has in a way devalued creativity.
    I wouldn’t know how to react if someone took my work as their own, and I wish you all the luck to catch them. It happens too often. I suppose you could also take it as a back-handed compliment, and an affirmation that your work is exceptional enough to want to steal.

    • andy1076

      April 18, 2014 at 5:43 am

      I like that thought, Just wish people weren’t so lazy that they can’t create their own stuff, resorting to theft of other people’s materials is all. You know? :S

      Thank you for your kind compliment by the way ^^


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