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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fighting A Loosing Battle ..

Hello my dear friends,

it seems I am right now fighting a loosing battle with a very distasteful website of a certain type that just won't stop using my photographs and now my own name too. Instead of things getting better it seems since I have launched a complaint against this website it has just gotten worse for me. They now have actually used my own name of their website and for some reason think it makes things OK that they have now given me the copyright to my photos on their website. This is just insane!! But they are not the only problem, there are other websites just as distasteful as the first ones using my photographs too I have discovered.

It is so sad because I feel actually somewhat uncomfortable right now to share any new photos on my blog due to the worry they will end up on some one's distasteful website again. But if  I do stop that will make it OK for them to do this and it is not. Don't get me wrong, I know that websites of a certain nature do exist and that is fine as long as they leave my property and everything else to do with me alone.

If you should ever see anything to do with my name, Todolwen's name or any of my photographs and the link to an inappropriate website, please be assured that they have been taken without my permission and knowledge and that I am doing my best to get this stopped but so far it's just not working yet.

 Unfortunately some people just have no continence at all and don't care how much damage and hurt they are causing to another person and I am not only talking about myself because many more others are also being a victim of this.

I am just speechless about this matter.

I am not sure if I am going to continue to share this matter with you anymore or not, since I don't want to be reminded too often that this is happening to me and I would rather share lovely things here with you on blogland and not negative things.

Thank you all again for all your kind support and comments. It means so much to me.

I wish you a lovely day.


  1. Rest assured Karen that those of us who regularly visit your blog and enjoy your creativity know you aren't involved with these sites and those others who visit wouldn't think you are involved when they see your creativity and beauty. Those who choose to visit those sites and are then led to you may be blessed and encourage by your beauty and think about what they were viewing. Know you are loved and please share your burden rather than internalizing it. Have a creative day! Pam

    1. I agree with you, Pam. Karen, the only other recourse would be to go legal and the monetary investment that entails. If you win, not only would they be forced to discontinue their illegal practices, but you might get a monetary award as well. Depends on whether you want to take this further. Hang in there. We're behind you all the way.

  2. I'm sorry you've been having so much trouble with your photos being stolen again. I hope the issue is resolved for you and you can carry on being creative without worry.

  3. Mine are on a porn site too I noticed the other day.

  4. There is beauty and ashes in this world, I'm sure we are all aware of this. Would it be possible to ignore these people, Karen, as if they just don't matter. Because they don't. We all know what you stand for; the beauty, and we all know what they stand for; the ashes. If you can think of anything your blog friends can do to help you, please let us know. We love you so much and we don't want to see these people bother you any more.

  5. I'm a firm believer that those sorts of people will 'get theirs' in the end, but in the meantime they can make our lives so miserable. So very sorry they have chosen you to pick on.

  6. I am so sad you are going thru this, wow, can't believe people could do this, very distrubing. I hope the issue with go away. Di

  7. We ALL know you, your sincerity, sweetness of spirit and kindness. I am praying for you dear friend...I know how disheartened you are, but do not stop the good that you are doing. Let people know on your blog regularly. Word will get out eventually. And if it does not, those who frequent your page will always, always know the truth.

  8. What a disturbing internet world we live in. All you share is beautiful and pure and then these goons think it's theirs? I've got to tell you, I've searched and never found anything so I'm wondering if they are gone. I sure hope so.

  9. How frustrating. And WHY do they need to use your photos... the people who use these sites now how to find them!!!!

  10. I am so sorry this keeps happening to you - it's appalling how many people there are that think anything and everything is there for them to use, as they wish. I completely understand your frustration, as well as your anger. I wish had wise words of advice but I don't - just my best sympathy and good feelings...


  11. I am speachless....

    Hugs Ines♥