Saved Re-blog Post Deleted February 23, 2020

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I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of legal expertise you need.

On February 5, 2020, I saved a draft of a re-blog I planned on using later. It used an image copyrighted by a major movie studio.  I would have removed it when I posted it to avoid copyright problems. The studio is very protective of its copyright. The original post included the name of a main character from the book it was based on.

I waited to see if the post was going to stay up. At the minimum, I expected it would lose the image. At worst, the blogger would take it down. I checked the link today and it was removed. I suspect the studio had issues with the image and the reference to the character.

Personally, I didn’t think it should be an issue as the use could easily fall under “fair use.” However, the cost of proving it would have bankrupted the blogger. I believe the blogger made a smart move in taking it down.

Cases like this one are why I stress copyright so much on my blog.


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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