I could not find a link to the site, but decided I really did not want to provide one. There are lots of illegitimate sites purporting to deliver news, stealing others' creativity and practicing outright plagiarism.
No matter what you think of your own creativity, whatever it is, you own it and deserve at least a nod of recognition.
Recently, I purchased an inexpensive collection of nearly 1 million pieces of clip art, photographs, and other graphics. The software collection has specific instructions how it may be used, primarily non-commercial use. Using this software's graphics which are recognizable logos and likely trademarked is prohibited except in very elementary situations like home-made greeting cards. To be responsible, I have adopted the extra precaution of crediting the software, when I use its contents.
Now photography is a 1st love of mine, but I know despite my limited skills I'll never make a living at it. So I have, on more than one occasion asked for attribution if used by others.
Apparently stealing photos by PHOTO WORLD NEWS is habitually, not an unintentional oversight.
When I started blogging I used the Internet for illustration, too, but I soon realized even web pages are copyrighted. On occasion in my zeal to have graphics in my blog, I overlooked a copyright mark. Sometimes I discovered it after posting, or much later. I tried to make corrections.
As a substitute for posting possibly copyrighted creativity myself, I have adopted a policy of linking to the site where proper attribution is already given. My blog may be less attractive in layout, less I unintentionally offend or slight someone's creativity.
There is a fee free (I think) license called Creative Commons some bloggers use. Whether it is a deterrent to unauthorized use of your creativity, I cannot say.
P.S. For those following my current malady, Dizzy as a Dingbat, Drunk as a Skunk, I am improving.
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