Thursday, May 07, 2009
Note to Self: You Are Being Watched
The pic of Haley Koch (see note below. I posted here her portrait pic, maybe it will not be removed) suddenly disappeared from the blog and something searched my computer for hours. I had copied it from another blog and did not think it was forbidden. In fact, I never thought that there was something forbidden on the internet, I have been living in the illusion that the internet was free. Note to self: Wake up, it is not, it is a strongly policed public space. Maybe it should be so, maybe it is good that it is so. One learns the rules by infringing them.
Follow Up: I received a notification that Helen Koch complained about posting the picture of Haley Koch in her African tour. The said picture was copied from another blog, which took it from Haley Koch's own web site, where she had apparently posted that and many other pictures taken during her tour in South Africa. All the pics in her site are of very high quality, and she appears always clean, composed and smiling, except on those few topless pics, which were taken by a different camera. I would have preferred Helen Koch (her mother?) to send me a note asking to take down the pic, which I would have done immediately, instead of creating an unnnecessary internet controversy. Pity.