Yet Again: Catholics, please stop stealing artwork and graphics!
I feel like a broken record... yet again, I was perusing the Internet (this time, Twitter), and then I noticed an illustration—a very familiar one—of the Roman collar (the white collar worn by priests):
A great peace always came over me when I saw the Roman Collar, a rep of the high priest, Jesus Christ, was present pic.twitter.com/9qH5VghciI
— Chris Boutin (@Boutleg) June 15, 2014
@Boutleg didn't create the graphic; it looks like uCatholic originally posted the graphic on Facebook, where it was shared and reshared thousands of times, and liked (through that network of shares) many thousands of times.
Regardless, that graphic is the logo of the Priestie Boyz, and was lifted directly off the home page:
As I've stated in my previous post on this topic, Catholics are NOT excused from licensing or copyright law. Besides the fact that I would've immediately given permission for the image's use if a tag were added to the graphic attributing the source, I spent a lot of time working on that graphic, getting the curves just right, taking a bunch of different photos to get a good angle to distinctly show the collar, and a bit of money on Adobe Illustrator, which was used to create the vector artwork.
Please, please, please attribute sources (at a minimum), and ask image and photo owners for permission before spreading them around, especially on social media, where proper attribution is a very tricky business!