It is with great sadness that I have begun to remove the majority of the photographs from my website and blog, at least temporarily. I started this blog for fun, for the friends and families of players and their fans who wanted to keep up with them. I HAVE NEVER charged anyone a fee for any picture on my site. I have always told players and their families that if they wanted a picture, to email me and I’ll send them a full-quality file for their use.
It has come to my attention that an autograph dealer has STOLEN my photos, had them autographed and is selling them for profit. I have never granted anyone permission to use my work for profit. NEVER. It makes me SICK to think of this low-life stealing my work for money. More importantly, after I caught him the first time and he “apologized”, he posted the same picture for sale a month later.
So, I will be deleting my pictures and will eventually replace them here with ones with lower quality and a water mark.
I’m sorry but it has to be that way.
If I was in this for the money I would have:
- a) sold them myself
- b) would have put ads on my site
- c) never given them to friends and family for free
I am truly sick to my stomach that some one would steal my work, but it won’t happen again.
Which brings me to the following:
All photographs, videos and material on this site are copyright protected by Baseball Betsy, any unauthorized use without my expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.
Finally, I will be deleting all these pictures over the next few days and will eventually replace them if time allows. The articles will remain. I suppose my photos were the only things worth stealing, lol. Actually, that was a bad attempt at a joke. It’s not funny. I’m really kinda depressed over this. It makes me doubt the quality of “men”.
And to the “gentleman” who has been selling my work…please note, I’m a computer nerd, I’ll keep searching and working to make sure you can’t list that photo for sale and will report you EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU DO. Also know, I am a housewife with insomnia, I have a lot of free time to do this. AND I WILL.