There are plenty of people “fishing” or trolling around in the internet. I don’t mind since most of the comments I received are placed for moderation.
One particular comment is a bit serious, in my opinion, that I received recently.
“Hi. I found this site because I clicked on a picture in Google. Funnily the picture was mine. It is a little kid on a surface of circles. Since this photograph is copyrighted and I am the author, I kindly request you to remove the picture from all sites, places and/or locations you have any influence on. Thank you.”
This is very interesting since most of the photos I share are mine. Should the photo originates from Google, I ensure that the photographer receives the credit and linking the photo to the original site. Most of the times, I go to the extent of asking permission prior to using any photographs, images or media. Courtesy is important to me.
Having said that, I looked at my media files and I cannot find a little kid on a surface of circles.
I investigated who the commentator, where the website is and it just happens the photographer is one of the blogs at WordPress. The site is fairly new, April 2014.
In my experience, the photographers that I deal with especially in WordPress and National Geographic are more than happy to allow me to use their photos. This is the first time I received a “red-letter.”
To clear the matter, I replied back:
“Thank you for your comment. I am a bit confused because the picture on this post is an image of Peanuts. Kindly go to the post where your photo appeared and I will remove it. Seeker.”
I am still waiting for a response back. As for now, I will Zzzzzzz away or should I pick another letter?