MyFreeCopyright.com - look for another option!!!

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Hi Peeps...

Sorry to report some not happy news regarding myfreecopyright.com

MFC logo by buddhakat9

Apparently the site was recently sold. All, I mean ALL files, blogs, accounts and everything else registered before June 2012 has been deleted. Apparently the founder of the site marketed its potential for upselling and some fool in Hong Kong bought the site then deleted EVERYTHING.
Like a fool, I kept trying to contact "support" at the site, to no avail, asking where all my stuff was. Well, now I know. Sigh!!! That's what we get for nothing!!!!



there's not much info available, but here are the best links I found:

forums.vindy.com/read.php?1,54…

www.photoattorney.com/?p=116

answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…


Stay cool...

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wolfepaw's avatar
Thanks for the info, Janet. I only had two images registered with them, but I will have to check out some of the links given to see if I can find another site. Like you, I can't afford to register those images or any additional images with the US Copyright Service. I really appreciate the heads-up on this, Janet.
buddhakat9's avatar
my pleasure, Peggi... still checking around myself!!

:)
Philluppus's avatar
:D me again,
maybe this can replace the copyright dating for your artworks,
[link]
it is simulair, like an official date stamping of your works and images,
buddhakat9's avatar
thank you very much - I had not heard of them and they seem legit!! Just so they don't sell the domain (name) and all entered data gets deleted!!! I will certainly check it out!
How long have you been using it?

:)
Philluppus's avatar
not long, right after i found out the trouble with mycopyrights,
buddhakat9's avatar
I got good vibes when I emailed them and asked how long they'd been providing this service. Their answer was quite sparse ("since the spring" or something equally as noncommittal). Though they didn't really directly answer my query, I was impressed that they responded in a timely manner. MFC NEVER responded to my several support inquiries over the 2 years I stowed stuff there.

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GypsyH's avatar
:iconifaintplz: "oh no" !!!
buddhakat9's avatar
I KNOW, right‽‽‽ I surely can't afford to register everything with the US Copyright Office, so I guess I'm winging it... I don't know if it will help or not, but I keep every original (dated) and tweak (dated) thereof... though I heard if it did come down to litigation, it has to be registered... than again, if someone stole my work, would they DARE to register it w/US Copyright Service‽‽‽

ever vigilant and diligent, I guess!!!

how's TX weather? Finally a day below 90 F here today!!! FINALLY!!!!!

:iconcatglompplz:

:)
DennisBoots's avatar
buddhakat9's avatar
I know, right‽‽‽‽‽

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Philluppus's avatar
ah, thank you for this information cos i was looking for some more knowledge about this matter, this said also in relation towards pinterest,
buddhakat9's avatar
Pinterest, as well? :hmm:
must look into that now, I s'pose!!!

:)
Philluppus's avatar
oh no, i mean the part of copy right material,
i give you a link to read more about this,

[link]

i know, this can make the discussion start all over again, but
the blogger makes a subject to think about,
buddhakat9's avatar
ahhh, yes... I see what you mean... in most cases attribution is given, but not always - that is a can of worms, for sure...

maybe I'll just "pin" a few less things - wouldn't want to get sued for infringing on someone's copyright!!!

thanks for the info! Good stuff!!!

:)
Philluppus's avatar
:laughing:, i have the same problem, like..., i do enjoy all the artist's work but i am trying not to discredit the artist, and yet the web is good for promotion, etc etc..,
still thinking about this matter,

anyway, thank you for sharing and
succes with all your art
:thumsbup:
buddhakat9's avatar
how kind of you... thanks a lot... the web creates a whole set of problems, that's for sure!!!

:)
ArtByCher's avatar
Important info! Thanks for sharing, Janet
buddhakat9's avatar
very welcome, my friend... I know lots of us use the service... or should I say used...
:)
skyzyk's avatar
Ooops. n;y G-D knows how many works I had there. Fortunately I only submitted low quality watermarked images but still. The site is back up and my account doesn't exist anymore. Don't know if I'll be rejoining.
buddhakat9's avatar
same here... when I finally figured it out, I had registered a few... but to what purpose? None really. Since I can't afford the US copyright fees, I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed!!!

good luck!!
:)
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