Friday, March 19, 2010

xo~

“This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment” Katherine Mansfield I want to share something with you all: This is a copy and paste of an email I received from Wordpress: from:dmca@automattic.com Hi, The blog has been removed (only the blog owner can currently view its content) while we get in touch with the owner. If it does return to public availability, your content will not be included on it. -- Anthony so it seems we have won after all!! proof that doing the right thing does exist. Power in numbers and faith in the system. Exposure of the wrong. thank you so much for your complete support ~ and for the time many of you took to complain as well~ I could not have done this without you~ I truly believe that~ to answer some questions... I was notified by an anonymous person leaving me 2 comments on my blog. it seems strange to me why this person would want to remain anonymous... I have questions... but I am moving in the right direction. so I am smiling as well. I had to file a formal complaint. that in itself is a long process ~ You must show evidence of what was stolen and then validate it with your postings. It seemed like it took forever... too much time. 12~ yes 12 postings and subsequent images were stolen~ not 1...12!!! an obsession it was~ but time to move forward... but not forget. and time to remember the wonderful community we share... here in this virtual world. Thank you all... for you kind words.. thoughts... encouragement, I believe in the good of people... and YOU ALL have proved that good people are still here. please read here and here words so well expressed by my friends... words you all need to hear~ ~hugs xoxo ~t

32 comments:

emma lamb said...

T... !

i am utterly shocked...
i have read your post and those of others who have been stolen from, and it just gets more and more appalling...
i haven't seen the offending blog as thankfully it has been locked...

but what is heart warming is the incredible support you have from the rest of this wonderful blogging community, something to be proud of i think...

i do hope that this is resolved quickly and cleanly and that you can put it behind you as soon as possible...

many hugs to you, and i look forward to more of your beautiful and inspiring work... :)

emma
x

Geek Knitter said...

I'm so sorry that this happened to you, and yet I'm happy to see all the support you've gotten.

Your blog is a constant inspiration to me.

beth said...

it really does take a village and this time, this little village of ours kicked some butt...sorry about all the work you had to go through, but it was worth it !

peaknits said...

I'm so pleased that your frustration did not go unanswered. I am so impressed with all of the support - yay!

YarnSnob said...

The blog has been lock and must be removed. We stand together and fight this and not give up, we must support each other.
(I have the same necklace!)

Sharon said...

So happy you won! Good for you...

Char said...

I am glad that wordpress is moving forward and actually doing something about it instead of platitudes. that is wonderful. keep on fighting the good fight.

Kristen said...

I'm so happy to hear action was taken and I too look forward to reading more of your inspiring posts.

Frances said...

Well, nobody does wool like you, T!

I truly don't quite understand what happened, but can sort of get the general idea. It seems awful, and petty and a bit shameful that someone would take what was not theirs and pretend that it was theirs.

Sounds tonight as if truth and good has prevailed.

Please do rejoice, and have a bit of a rest. And then ... hope that you will soon again be doing wool at full speed.

I so enjoy your posts! xo

Beverly said...

so sorry this has happened. glad to hear you have good news about this.

raining sheep said...

I cannot believe such misery inflicted by someone...I am a big believer in Karma, the things you do to others come back to you at some point. I am so glad this was resolved yet it makes me wonder how many others have been stolen from but perhaps have no knowledge. I don't even put a copyright on anything I publish...obviously even if you do it does not stop such individuals. I am pleased to see the support. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring... hopefully this will not stop you from sharing with us. hugs. raina.

Caroline said...

Such great news...I was really bummed out about this (still am). But so glad this has been taken care of. xo to you too!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Congratulations on winning this fight. But how awful to have had to wage the battle.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got this sorted out!! I can only imagine your reaction to finding out your (lovely) work had been stolen...

Jane said...

good job T! so glad it turned out positive!

L'Atelier said...

oh i am sooo pleased that they blocked the thief!
and it is so encouraging to see that people care and that we can make a difference!
many hugs and to more of your wonderful beautiful and inspiring blogging!
xxx

Linda said...

Good, I am glad it has been dealt with. x

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Kristi said...

Good does prevail. I'm so happy that this turned out well...considering. t-just remember you are loved and admired by many. Let this be a testament of that. xoxo, Kristi

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

It took you to shed light on this practice and bring it to an end! I'm just sorry that you were the target. Happy blogging ;)

Rachel said...

It's refreshing to see the right side prevail. So wonderful the support you received from this community...not surprised, but great to see the evidence.

Sarah said...

Oh T - I'm sorry I haven't caught up lately while something so miserable has been happening. I am glad that Wordpress have acted promptly and so very glad that you didn't remove your blog. Most of us that love your stuff know how to respect it!

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britt said...

i am just glad that it got taken care of.

Larissa said...

Thank you for taking your time to shed light on and fight against this! You have helped all of us - so glad justice has prevailed. Thank you, xo.

Teresa said...

Hi Theresa,

You don't know me, but I have just discovered your blog and apart from the recent terrible time you've had (I do hope it's all resolved well for you), I do love what you do. So I have just nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. It’s just by way of thanks and please do not feel that you have to join in. I love your blog and just want to keep reading it.

The icon for the award is over here on my blog (tsbtextile.blogspot.com). You just copy it, pick seven more deserving blogs to pass it to, and then share seven unknown things about yourself which is kind of fun.

Cheers, Teresa

lotta said...

so there is justice after all... I am sorry to have missed the origin of your ordeal and for not being there to help out. It is amazing what people do and for what reason...?

tangled sky studio said...

i have yet to catch up on what came before but see the strength of community shining through here. i was completely taken by your beautiful pages in artful blogging and wanted to peek in here for just a little more wooly goodness.

beth

Bethieee said...

Oh, thank goodness. I'm so glad it's down. So sorry you had to go through this.

TLCknits said...

I'm so happy for your win!!! It warms the heart when things work as they should! :) Peace.

Renee said...

I'm behind on catching up with everyone -- so sorry to hear you have been victim to such a personal invasion, so intrusive and offensive. High fives on justice and good and right coming out on top on this one.

Love your blog, love you. Hugs and thank you for sharing yourself with those of us that appreciate you so.

Pam said...

Oh Theresa! I don't imagine for a second that this has been easy for you, but well done on facing it head on - and winning. Like so many others, it's so good to know that this community can sort out those who are not in it for the right reasons.
Take care,
P x

Morna said...

Wow - that is amazing - I wonder how many people are stolen from and they just never even know about it. You were lucky to find out. I'm very impressed that you were able to get them deleted. Congrats!