Copyright Notice


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 as a reblog on this site, I do not treat plagiarism kindly. Other than that? I hope you will enjoy your visit! Β ^.^




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Disclaimer & Such.. All posts within this blog including pictures are solely my own creations unless otherwise stated, such as YouTube music. I take pride in my own creations and my own writing. Having said that, please bare in mind that all posts are written in general. Meaning not intended directly at anybody, Any names used are purely by coincidence and not intended directly at anyone. Any further questions? please feel free to contact me by email, otherwise? enjoy your visit :)

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  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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

    • 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 😦

      • Hi Andy! I do understand your fury and frustration, ’cause some of my written “stuff” and pix have been copy-pasted=stolen, but it’s a lost cause, an illusion lost from the very start to fight with and against such “specimens”… alas!
        * * *
        my very best and respectful regards, MΓ©lanie

      • Hi Melanie, Welcome to my blog! Yes, that’s true that it’s such a lost cause, sigh! but I didn’t want to let the talentless thieves get away without my saying something :-\

  4. 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.

  5. I totally understand you Andy. I used to make website templates, 2 of them got stolen…. I used to put a small Β© on my work but it’s very easy to remove. A big Β© 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 Β© on and I always wonder why they don’t put a copyright notice on that wonderful work.

    I wish you all the best Andy ! πŸ™‚

  6. 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. 😦

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    • 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 πŸ™‚

      • 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

      • 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.

  9. 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.

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

        DAMN THEM.

      • 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?

      • 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

      • 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 πŸ™‚ 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 

  10. 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

  11. 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!

    • 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?

  12. 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! πŸ™‚

  13. 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.

    • 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 ^^

  14. I am nominating you for the Seed of Light Award. This award is for blogs that inspire creativity, nature, connections, communications and beauty. Pass it on!

    The Rules:

    1. Thank the person who nominated you.

    2. Nominate at least 5 blogs and provide links to their blogs.

    3. Notify the nominees of their nominations.


  15. so sorry to hear you are still having problems!!! Don’t you wonder what goes on in other peoples minds that would make them think do something like this is OK??? take care andy!!!

  16. I completely agree with you. Of-course it must mean your work is popular. I think it’s sad that people don’t feel able to create things themselves,rather than stealing someone elses.

  17. I totally feel you, why instead of just sharing it if they find it beautiful they have to copy it? And not only copy, they say it was their work! I don’t know how these pesky rats can sleep at night…

  18. Hi Andy,

    After reading this post and some of the comments. I’m worried about my articles, poems and pictures – all of them are authentically mine but I have not yet registered with any Copyright company.
    Actually when I started my blog, I was almost paranoid that somebody may copy my stuff. I had a nagging feeling that it would be better if I write e-books. After some time I forgot about this issue and became too lax.
    Is it enough to search our contents in Google so as to know if somebody has copied it or not?

    • Hi Hi Alka! welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ I search my content on a daily basis by keyword and by photos, not every thief out there knows to change the file name, It’s really both annoying and scary that someone could easily steal something you made, so I use watermarks and so on πŸ™‚

  19. Yes, Karma will get them all but don’t you just want to, sometimes, maybe once, get even! I think about it but know its wrong so I don’t act … but still… πŸ™‚ great work, as always. Michelle

  20. Andy, I am so sorry that this has happened to you and to your beautiful blog! I was going to ask you where the site is that you can get a COPYRIGHT logo and become registered? I guess I should do that as well. Thank you for your help! Your photograph of yourself and your beautiful daughter is lovely! I have three daughters…we are blessed!

  21. Good fortunes. Such a large number of nowadays simply have no regard for the work of others…It’s too terrible that we can’t simply share our musings and individual work, without specific gatherings of individuals exploiting free web laws.

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