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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Devil

The Devil

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

The Devil is in the details. Make sure you understand the fine print before you sign anything or make any commitments today. No one is trying to put one over on you, but you really want to make sure you understand everything you’re being held accountable for. Review the dates, the requirements and what’s expected of you and ensure you truly understand everything before you put your name to any contracts!

Additional Insight:

You always have choices and options. Don’t blame others or a bigger entity because you didn’t take time to read and understand what you were signing. No one else is accountable for your actions, but you. And you could have taken the time to read, ask questions and have someone explain to you what this says or what that means.

Assuming others know better and if they say it’s ok, then you can put your name to is, is making the choice to give control over your life to someone else. That’s misplaced trust and you’re still accountable for that decision. So stop playing the innocent victim.

Stand up for yourself and take responsibility for your path forward. Ignoring it isn’t going to make it go away. Putting it off is only going to make things worse and you’ll run out of time. Stop expecting someone else to solve your problems and come rushing in with a final solution that saves the day. People are too busy saving their own arses to be expected to save yours too!
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Protecting Your Intelectual Property

Protecting The Rights Of Others Too

Friday the 13thIf you have a website or a blog, do you wonder if your words and artwork are safe from thieves? Sadly there are many who steal bits and pieces of the work of others and claim it as their own. I’ve even found complete articles of mine posted on someone else’s website with “By their name” at the top of the page. It amazes me that people think they won’t be found out.

Every now and then you should spend a day doing a Google search for your name, recent article titles, or graphic images. My attorney recommends you do this every quarter. When you find someone has stolen your work, email them and call them on it. Most will respond with ok I’m sorry. Some will simply take down the work. Others will change their open forum to a members only forum and you won’t be able to tell if they’re still stealing your work or not. And some will be down right belligerent and ignore you or write you a nasty letter in response. At that point you will need to decide how irritated and angry you are about the theft.

There are some tips to putting the law on your side. I’ve added some information and helpful ideas on my own Terms & Conditions pages, specifically a new page entitled Image Credits.

The new page also covers how to help others work from being stolen without credit. From copyright language to image searches, I hope this information is helpful to others who are concerned with the proliferation of stolen work. Whither it’s yours, or someone elses.

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