Thursday, August 2, 2012

Running Scared

This one's not a review. In fact, I am suspending this blog for the time being. The reason? Copyright law, and my utter ignorance of it. Basically, I had the fear of god (pun intended) put into me by a fellow blogger's post. She'd been sued by a photographer for posting his picture on her blog; apparently, images from the Internet are not as free as many people (myself included) think they are. I always figured I was safe. After all, I'm 'reviewing' tracts! But am I certain that, should certain tract artists come after me with a team of lawyers, I would be safe from prosecution? No, I am not. For some posts, I've removed all the images. Others I've deleted outright. A very sizable chunk of Biblical Proportions is now gone. Yes, I'm doing the smart thing. It feels like the coward's thing. And, I feel stupid for having placed myself in this situation. What does this mean for the future? Well, most of my posts depend on having at least one image to identify the tract/video/book in question. Without a visual reference, I feel there is no point in reviewing tracts any more. But I'm not abandoning this blog, at least not yet. I'll give it some thought, and come back with a different approach. For now, I'd like to thank all of you who have read these posts and enjoyed them. If you want me to continue to expose the utter ridiculousness of religious propaganda, let me know.

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