Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Why Are My Blogs Copyrighted?

         I get questions and asked (and even “challenged”) on the fact that my blog is copyrighted.   
         It’s not only copyrighted but it’s watermarked.  I am about to explain why.

 It’s PUBLIC information: 

Yes I’ve put it out there, and yes it’s pubic for anyone to see and in some ways this is my way to control, who gets what information.  I understand many distant and far distant connections are made here and I love that, but to have no comment, no asking permission and then to have people cut, copy and take my info without permission, share it on multiple websites and claim it as their own is just not cool.  Not cool at all.


I’ve put it out there for people to simply ask permission and I would gladly give it to them.  I’ve watermarked stuff and so on.  It didn’t work.  Stealing copyrighted/watermarked info is well, stealing.  It’s also respecting the fact that, I and NO ONE ELSE has copied, scanned, typed until my hands hurt, paid for, researched until I am exhausted, gotten permission, and put this information out there.  This is my baby and my baby alone. 

I see this as my art and I am painting the picture of an artist.  I work very hard.  VERY hard at painting this painting and then when I get done, people come in like a thief and steal it………

It’s stealing and cheating:

Yes I said it.  I own the negatives and the photos.  I also own most of the originals to the stories.  IF I don’t, I have permission and have given credit to those whose library it came from.  Even though, I may not own ALL of the stories etc, I own the blog and I own the post. I can say what does and does NOT get put on my blog.

One of the reasons I did it was because I got tired of people that never asked or I don’t know, not only coping my stuff and photos, but not asking permission.  NOT JUST THAT, some of them took credit for it! 

I don’t make money off of this blog, but if I did, I would’ve have sadly lost hundreds of dollars.  Even thousands.

 It’s the LAW!  

Meet Judy Russell.  Judy is a lawyer.  She’s an avid genealogist AND an expert in copyright law.  The one  that OWNS the products and IS THE FIRST TO PUBLISH IT, OWNS THE COPYRIGHT.  They have the right to say what is done with the said product.  If a relative passes away, it goes to their spouse and children.  You can read to your heart’s content about copyrights, genealogy and etc here!

So what do you do if your family wants to read it or you are passing things along???

Well it's simple.   

You send them a link to my blog!  
You ask permission and you comment!  
 If I send you the photos and you publish them, you are getting them with the agreement that  you are NOT to publish them WITHOUT crediting the source back to me.

Yes it's that simple. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dan Hogue, Obituary

                                                   Dan and his family (pictured left)
Dan L. Hogue, a lifelong resident of Anderson, died unexpectedly and suddenly on February 15, 2016 while hiking Mount Fagan in Vail, Arizona with his son-in-law Cecil.

He was born on October 14, 1949 and was the son of D. Jeanne Ginder Hogue and his adoptive father Warner D. Hogue.

He graduated from Anderson High School in 1968 and from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan in 1973 with an industrial engineering degree. He worked for Delco Remy in Anderson, EDS, and Hewlett Packard, retiring in 2013 as a senior network architect. In recent years he had designed a secured network for the Department of Homeland Security.

Dan is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Frances Paschal Hogue, his daughters Jessica Hogue of Chicago, Illinois and Emily Hogue of Tucson, Arizona and his granddaughters Magdalene and Mary Frances Hogue-Mac Pherson. He is also survived by his son-in-law Cecil R. Mac Pherson and his inherited grandsons Gabriel, Ethan, and Koby Mac Pherson, all of Tucson.

He is survived by one brother, Jerris W. Hogue of Taos, NM, nephews Gary, Keith and Shawn Hogue and niece Natalia Hogue Wellman, of California; by his aunts Wanda Ginder Yattaw of Middletown; Rosemary Ginder Harp, Sharon Ginder Foley and her son Eric Foley, his uncle Ronald and aunt Rachel Ginder all of Anderson; uncle Riggle Hogue and aunt Verla Hogue Horton of Missouri; sister-in-law Sharon Hogue of Anderson, and by many Ginder & Hogue cousins.

His death is mourned by his entire Paschal family, father-in-law Francis E. Paschal of Anderson, brothers-in-law and their spouses Timothy and Diane Paschal, Mark Paschal and Lisa Spees all of Indianapolis, John Kyle and Eleanor Paschal of Lexington, Kentucky and sister-in-law Margie Paschal of Anderson. Also surviving are his 17 Paschal nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Nathaniel in 1973, his parents, two brothers Rual and Keith Hogue, maternal grandparents George and Mildred Ginder, mother-in-law Delores McVey Paschal and brother-in-law Jesse K. Paschal.

Dan was an avid outdoorsman. He had hiked the Rockies in the American Southwest, the Andes in South America, and parts of the Inca Trail with his daughter Emily, an anthropologist, in 2005, and climbed the 14,000 foot peaks of Colorado annually with friends over the past several years. He had also kayaked the entire length of the White River in several stints over the past two years.

He loved his farm, his animals, and tending to his land. He was an accomplished woodworker and had worked on many projects with his daughter Jessica, an architect and artist.

Dan was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a good friend to many, and he will be greatly missed by all of those who loved him.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his name to the National Park Foundation.
Published in Herald Bulletin
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