You must think I have an ego the size of …(fill in the blank with your largest city wherever you may be)
Actually, if you have a website you must do this. Not only will it help you monitor inbound links to your website, but it will help you police your content.
Too many scumbags are out there cutting and pasting words and pictures and passing them as their own thinking they’ll never be caught.
If you write articles and post them anywhere online, you’re a potential target.
Even watermarking images doesn’t stop them. There are people who are so lazy they can’t even take a screen shot on their own computer screen.
An ebay seller once hotlinked to a screenshot of mine just to avoid paying a fee to ebay. When I confronted him, he innocently asked how could that hurt me.
Everything you see online is not free to use as you please. Respect intellectual property. Bad karma befalls those who don’t.
So you may as well put the system to work for you. The Google Alert is useful to keep tabs on what’s said about you. you have a common name, you’ll have to sift through a lot of false positives.
I was minding my own business when I got notification that someone used my name online.
Role Models is described as self- portrait told through intimate literary profiles of Water’s favorite personalities; some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some alarmingly middle of the road.
Anyhow it’s a lengthy 5-part post. Mr. Waters says in the 16th paragraph of his post that I took an amazing news photo by Peter Phun which shows a beautiful but haunted Leslie Van Houten being walked before the press.
What can I contribute to this? Not a whole lot really.
I was there. If I didn’t know better, I would say it did feel a little strange that the bailiffs cleared the hallway of everyone except me and a few members of the press as they brought her to and from the courtroom.
It’s standard operating procedure when they bring inmates through. In this high-profile case, they were probably more careful, but that’s my opinion.
All in a day’s work–Convicted along with Charles Manson in 1971, Leslie Van Houten is led by bailiffs from court following her parole hearing in San Bernardino. I took this picture with a Nikon D1H 16-35 mm lens. The exposure must have been ISO 1600 f2.8 and dark! Those hallways were always a challenge because of the mixed light sources: daylight filters in the large windows on both ends of the hallways and overhead florescent lights. Kind of hard to believe I used to stake out the courthouse to get pictures of folks in orange overalls and matching bracelets.