OK, I have been paranoid about this and now am more so. What happened with Daisy's pic and others? I am not familiar with this.
I have alot of photos here and on GR Weekly. I did have one photo lifted by another website without my permission but it wasn't used to make money.
Oh, it's an old story, but Jo Ellen was very surprised when an old friend posted a picture of her new pillow she purchased off of ebay. There were other GR's on the pillow too and I was able to find those photos on a forum. Gave me a headache searching for them! LOL
I guess someone decided to make fabric from the photos and sell it. The person who made the pillows, she/he also made beautiful tablerunners, had nothing to do with the photos being used. She purchased the fabric through a company.
As Jo Ellen states, after getting over the initial shock, it's kind of cool too have your dogs photo sitting a someone else's livingroom (not her words). I certainly wouldn't mind seeing my two on a pillow. I loved seeing Shadow in the GR magazine and his HD story.
This incident isn't why I don't use the forum's gallery and this forum had nothing to do with the "fabric" photos at all. They were not posted here. They were posted elsewhere.
Hope this explanation helps. I forget that I have a long history with some forum members. I think it goes back to 2003. A lot can happen!
Sorry Jo! I thought Goldensonly bought the pillow and posted it for all of us to see. I'm gettin' old! I wouldn't think twice about entering the monthly contest. In fact, I did! Someone can use any photo posted anywhere. I'm sure even copyrighted photos have been used without permission in some instances.