Saturday, May 10, 2014rain and trolls...
Rain and work kept me from going out street preaching last night.
I also got some unwelcome news from Getty Images. Our church website was built from a template which we purchased online. Within this template were a number of images we assumed were part of the cost of the template, but alas, the images were copyrighted by Getty.
This is obviously a scam, as there was NO WAY we could ascertain the images where copyrighted, and the company from which we bought our template is still using and selling the website templates that contain copyrighted images. Unfortunately for us, this scam works; by law, the end user is ultimately responsible, even if he/she have no way of determining the status of an image.
We can thank the Lord that the fine isn't terribly high, but I still hate paying it... it's pure extortion. Dear readers, if you have a website that contains images of unknown origins, you might want to audit all of that. I've read horror stories last night: poor souls being fined $1000 for a tiny image owned by Getty.
The Lord reward Getty Images for its wicked practices.