Sadly, Bears and More is coming to an end. I received the message below from Tumblr today and feel that I have no choice but to shut the blog down. Otherwise, it is only a matter of time before it happens.
A very few complaints have been lodged against pictures posted on here - even pictures that have been reblogged from other users on Tumblr. Even then you are committing copyright infringement apparently. This blog does not generate any revenue - clearly there are no ads or links attached to it. And Tumblr provides no ability to know which picture(s) is/are in dispute - they are removed immediately and cannot be viewed further even by the blog owner.
I could go on and on about my negative feelings regarding this. Not to mention the absurd people that post pictures on the internet and yet want strict control of the distribution. But alas…
Thanks for your great feedback for the blog.
We’re writing to let you know that, due to repeated uncontested notifications of copyright infringement against one or more of your blogs, your Tumblr account is one more uncontested notice away from termination. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS A FINAL WARNING.
As a reminder, Tumblr, as required by US law, implements a strict policy of terminating the accounts of repeat copyright infringers. It’s important for all creators that our users respect copyright, and so we ask that you take greater care in what you post to your Tumblr blogs. You can review Tumblr’s Terms of Service (http://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/terms_of_service) and Community Guidelines (http://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/community) for more information on our copyright policies.
Also, if you believe that a copyright infringement notification has been incorrectly submitted against you (in other words, that you have the legal right to post the content), you can contest the notice and file a counter-notification according to the procedure found here: http://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/terms_of_service#dmca
For more information on US copyright law, you can visit the following sites:
Thanks for your consideration.
Tumblr Trust & Safety