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Wednesday, March 31

Pride and Prejudice: Lizzie's Diary,. Read by Jennifer Ehle

This image, drawn by Jane Odiwe, was used without permission on the YouTube video I had featured, and so I removed the video. (I did not create the YouTube video.)

Had the creator contacted Jane and asked for permission to use the image ahead of time, she would have said yes. I have always received a polite, "Please use it" (for Jane is always gracious), and then credited Jane for the artwork. In the years that I have been blogging, I have received only two no's and several silences when I sought permission. Usually people are quite glad to have their artwork used by others, since this is free publicity.

Jane's image of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet is much nicer than the mashed image we saw on the video. To view it and to read her take on the situation, please go to her site, Jane Austen's Sequels.

6 comments:

Raquel said...

Vic,

it is lovely! Shall it be a new book?

Jane Odiwe said...

I'd be really interested to know where this has come from, Vic, as no one has contacted me about the use of my illustration.
It is unfortunately one of the downsides of the internet and particularly galling to artists that their work is considered to be available for anyone's use without permission, but all my images are my copyright. Generally, people are respectful of writer's copyright, but artists are treated quite differently. I feel it is a matter of courtesy - if people ask me I usually give them permission to use my images. If anyone knows where this youtube video has originated, I would be very grateful if they would contact me.

Jane Odiwe
effusions@btinternet.com

Enid Wilson said...

Jennifer's read was lovely. It's a shame the YouTube owner used a copyrighted picture without permission.

Emmeline Cartwright said...

i cant watch the video... :-(

Raquel said...

Vic,

people always doing wrong things...

a lovely read an this...

ChaChaneen said...

Jane is a talented artist indeed!