I am totally in shock and need to tell you about this for my sake and for yours.
This morning I did a Google image search on one of my photographs that has been taken again and publish on several websites and on some of them as theirs but that isn't the worst thing I found this morning.
To my horror (I could cry when I tell you this, because I am so angry and upset about this) the particular photograph I did a search on, is displayed on a hard core pornography website next to very explicit pictures and it links back to Todolwen!!
I am in shock because I am not the only one that has been effected by this. There are many more websites linked to this site, one even with a Mother's Day crafting tutorial on it ... can you believe this!!!! Little children might stumble on this and see this ~ it is so awful!!
All morning I have spent trying to find out the contact information of this website but without any luck so I went one step further and found the company that provided the website with their domain and now I am in contact with their legal department about this. I just hope they will shut this website down or at least make them take all the links away that do not belong there.
I hope you understand that I had to share this with you because I do not want to be linked or associated with anything like this and I wanted to make you aware of this because it could happen to you too and I hope I won't loose any of your lovely followers because of what has happened to me.
Please keep your fingers crossed and wish me that this will be resolved very, very soon.
That's really unsettling, Karen. I'm sorry this is happening to you. I do hope the website is shut down.ReplyDelete
You're doing the very best thing by pursuing this. I'm so sorry to read about such an upsetting occurance. I hope you are able to get it resolved.ReplyDelete
Keep us posted on what we can do.ReplyDelete
Thank you Karen for posting this. I understand so well. I myself would be angry if I had found something that awful. I myself don't have a blog but I can understand your anger. I hope things will be fixed for you soon. Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
Many hugs from Lina
Oh Karen... there are so many bad people in the world....ReplyDelete
wish you good luck for closing this side!
How awful, dear Karen,-- and how does you and all others end up with links on such a website !! that is horrid, and unforgivable , I soo understand your anger, and shock, and dearly hope you will have a good result from contacting the company, and that they will shot it down !!!ReplyDelete
Ofcourse I understand you had to talk about this ,and thank you for warning us,- I am sure we will all stay here with you!!
It seems there are horrible people put into this world that go out of their way to make life miserable for the rest of us - I know they will get their just desserts in the end, but in the meantime the good people have to suffer. I'm so sorry this happened to you. Good on you though that you are pursuing it and trying to get it resolved. Good luck.ReplyDelete
I hope you can get this resolved to your and our satisfaction. It makes me angry to know things like this are happening. Good for you for searching and checking up and your images, and even more so good for you to do (try to) something about it. Good luck.ReplyDelete
This is definitely very unsettling and disturbing. I hope that this does get resolved immediately. You make beautiful artwork and have a big heart to share all your experiences and workmanship and you should be credited for it. I hope these horrible sites get shutdown for good.ReplyDelete
Anyone who knows you won't believe you are associated with porn. Most people have general knowledge of the internet knows of or has run into this disgusting kind of problem. I have run into it lately on Pinterest when I wanted to go to one of the sites linked to the pin. I go back to the pinterest board and leave a warning so others will not go to the site. I find blogs that have a lot of advertising can be a potential target, and that is why I try not to go to them anymore. I hope others will talk about it when it happens, like you have, it keeps us all on our feet. I also hope you can get something done, and tell us all about what "can" be done. Evil is everywhere, and we need to have one eye open for it. I am sorry you are going through this.ReplyDelete
Let us know what happens
Oh mein Gott...... das wird immer schlimmer..... ich hoffe, du kannst etwas erreichen und die Seite wird geloescht!ReplyDelete
Ich druecke dir die Daumen!
This is a very common problem and I know it is upsetting but try to stay calm...I had a site link to my site through the comments they left on my blog...so make sure to check the folks out who are leaving you comments. SusanReplyDelete
So sorry this has happened to you and I hope you will find resolution soon. The world is full of wicked people but also full of amazing people. You have many blog friends and supporters so keep creating and blogging on. Love from your blog friend, PamReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Karen. This is the type of "cyber" world we live in. An innocent search that leads to explicit content sites. It is outrageous that this can happen. I hope you get some satisfaction from that company. This is also why I don't allow children to use my computer without my being present. Thanks for alerting your followers. Love ya' Patricia BReplyDelete
Oh, gosh! I'm sure we all get spam, but this is beyond that. I get spam for "male enlargement pills". Why does it have to be about sex, sex, sex. Just leave us alone! If I were to see your name attached to porn, I would consider the source and not you! I hope there is something you can do. Hang in there!ReplyDelete
Absolutely awful. So sorry and thank you for posting about it. Wow, can't believe people do this!ReplyDelete
Oh no-- I can't believe this-- bless your heart for having to endure all this. This just should not happen to someone as kind and giving as you. I'm so sorry Karen and I hope you can resolve this ASAP.ReplyDelete
First of all let me thank you so much for your sweet comment on my pumpkins. I feel so honored as I have been admiring your work and following your journey for a long time. That's why I am shocked that someone like you has been caught in the circles of some cyber-waste. But like someone before me said, take it easy. It has happened to others, too. I don't think that you have been actually chosen... It is just some bad luck! I fully understand and appreciate that you have dug so deep into the matter and even contacted the company. I think this is the only way! We all have to get engaged and not look away if something like this happens. You are right that people should be prevented from seeing things they did not chose to see... But alas... That's our world. The benefits on the other side are huge! Without the internet I would not have found you and other artists in blogland and my life would be so much poorer in inspiration and friendships!ReplyDelete
Take it easy, dear Karen, don't get grey hairs over this...
Greets from Manu