Readers, I need your help.
What would you do if you were a mid-career artist and a multi-million-dollar technology company made your entire body of artwork available to its subscribers for download, transmission, display, copying, and creation of derivative works, like magazine covers – all without your permission?
You would probably send them a cease and desist letter. But what would you then do if, in response, they hired a large Silicon Valley law firm to sue you and then tried to bully you into silence? This is exactly what is happening to me. Flipboard is suing me in Federal Court in the Northern District of California after I demanded that they stop infringing hundreds of my copyrighted photos.
I have set up a GoFundMe page and if you could donate anything to show your support I would appreciate it so much. And if you can’t donate, if you could share my story and my GoFundMe page on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, I would appreciate it just as much (you guys know I don’t really have huge social media followings).
The link to the page for my fund is here: https://www.gofundme.com/kalliopeamorphous