Watermarks: Killing The View

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 31, 2016 in Photography |

We all need to protect ourselves, in one way or another, and the Internet, as much as real life, is no exception. We shield ourselves with firewalls and anti-spy software, virus destroyers, spam filters and anything else which seems to be the fashion of the moment. Some are good and effective, some not.: we learn […]

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Copyright: There’s Something You Haven’t Quite Understood

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 21, 2014 in Internet |

All this talk about copyright, the commercial use of photographs, photo theft and the like reminds me a little of the misconceptions over commercial use of individual images by certain social media web sites we frequent and the means some people go to, to try to protect their property. I am thinking specifically about sites […]

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What, YouTube?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 17, 2013 in Internet |

Dear YouTube People, please explain to me in simple language I am allowed to watch Miley Cyrus singing Jolene on your service, but not the same song sung by Dolly Parton? I mean, I like the Cyrus version, it’s fine, but even so… where’s the sense? Love & Kisses, Viki.

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Good Point

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on September 29, 2012 in Internet |

I’d like to take this opportunity to reply in some depth to a comment made on Google Plus about my blog. It referred, in the first instance, to my post on freedom of speech and the complexity of making a direct comment here. The problem, it appears, is not so much the making of a […]

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Strange Restrictions

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on June 24, 2012 in News & Opinion |

It seems strange to me, coming from a country which claims to be the Land of the Free, to see so many restrictions on my freedoms, on my rights, on what I may or may not do. And it seems all the more strange that this revelation on my life has first become evident since […]

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