Why I Was Threatened With Legal Action After Reblogging On WordPress – A True Story And Guest Post by Deborah Jay @DeborahJay2

I’m over at Hugh’s Views and News this week, sharing a scary blogging experience I had last year – well worth reading so you don’t fall into the same trap I did.

Hugh's Views & News  

If you’re a blogger who has ever used or still uses the reblog button to share other bloggers’ posts, I urge you to read this post.

Likewise, if you use photos or images in your own posts that are not your own or do not come from a genuine website that offers free images and photos, this post is a must-read.

Early 2021, during the lockdown, I had a nasty shock.

For me, the lockdown was terrific – I live in a farmhouse in the Scottish Highlands, with gorgeous gardens, have a horse and a pack of rescue dogs, and for once, I could legitimately stay at home and not travel for work. This also allowed me to sit and write without feeling like I was short-changing some other part of my life.

What I had not expected, however, was to receive an email from a law firm accusing me…

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  1. Thanks again for writing the post and allowing me to publish it on my blog, Deborah.

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    1. My pleasure Hugh. I’d hate for anyone else to go through the same experience (although I know Debby Kaye has, and had to pay up), so if I can help others by sharing, I’m only too happy.

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  2. Scary blogging experience–you got my attention, Deborah. I’ll be right over.

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    1. It’s one of those lessons you wish you’d not had to learn.

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  3. Deb, I read this at Hugh’s and left comment there. Been there!!!!! ❤

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  4. Heading over, Deborah. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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      1. I just went through 800 images, Deborah, and deleted anything that was questionable. I have some blog post repair to do, but it was worth it. 🙂

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      2. Good for you! I deleted tons of old posts that were no longer relevant as well as pruning the image library. I hadn’t realised until I started the clean up I had so much time-critical stuff, so I’ve also freed up a load of space and, to use the cliché, better safe than sorry.

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      3. Exactly the same here. I’m still working on it.

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