Last year Mitch wrote a blog post about going golfing with our friend Adam out at a sand course here in Kuwait. If you need a reminder of that post check it out here. The whole point of the post was to show our friends and family what the sand course looked like, and to share a few pictures of what their experience. Here is one of the pictures Mitch put on the blog:
Now fast forward about 6 months. While we were home this summer I received this text message from Adam:
If you are not familiar with who Perez Hilton is, according to his Wikipedia page, he is an American blogger, gossip columnist, and television personality. He is pretty well known around North America, and currently has over 334,000 followers on his Instagram page where he posted the picture!
I dug a bit deeper into Perez Hilton’s Instagram feed and found the picture Adam had sent me.
Clearly this picture had been taken from our blog, and clearly Kim Kardashian wasn’t laying naked in the middle of the sand golf course waiting for Adam to pelt her with his golf ball, so I started wondering: How did someone find this picture? What are the copyright laws of our pictures? and…Who has time in their day that they are spending their time photo-shopping pictures from our blog together with Kim K? I was able to get some of those answers but not others.
How did someone find this picture? I googled sand golf and right there on the front page of google images was Adam in all his golfing glory so finding the picture was not hard at all.
What are the copyright laws of our pictures? I started googling around with this question and things got too deep, too fast for me. Bottom line I don’t really care who “borrows” or “steals” our pictures, but I still think Perez Hilton should be paying us at leas $3 or $4 million for the picture (haha)
Who has time in their day to be spending time photo-shopping pictures from our blog together with Kim K? Just like the world will never know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop we will never know who has this kind of time in their day either.