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Images copyright - Lisa Brunetti

Mirror Border (left) and WHO’S SLAYING THE DRAGONS (right) Images copyright – Lisa Brunetti

Join me in being baffled at a story about YOUTUBE and copyrights.   How can Google strip away the intellectual property rights/ownership of instructional videos that were obviously and rightfully owned by Paul Taggart?

Visit Oil Pastels by Mary for the story:    http://oilpastelsbymary.com/2014/07/02/youtube-copyright-and-piracy-concerns/

In the above copyright/piracy post Mary notes that Paul, “…  has generously shared over 260 art tutorials via YouTube, where he earned YouTube Partner status…” 

Yet go to his Youtube site, and this is what one finds:

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PaulTaggart YouTubeChannel

Take a cyber trip to Scotland and visit a delightful, kind and highly-talented artist who shares his story about this YOUTUBE nightmare HERE:

PAUL TAGGART (Paul shares his story via video.)

One of my most popular posts was written last July about the legal issues of right-clicking images and using them on blogs or sharing them via Pinterest.   There are links to posts by others who have had material stolen, and there are links to stories about people who were sued for innocently right clicking and using images to enhance their posts.   See:  Right Clicking from Websites, Pinterest and Google  Browse the 200 comments for collective wisdom and advice.


“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” –J. R. R. Tolkien

Good luck, Paul Taggart.  May an abundance of supporters come to your side and help slay those evil dragons.