Saturday, June 9, 2012

Germany is Mad at Me -- Don't Send Money !!!

It is amazing how much trouble one can get into without even trying.  I don't think there are enough rules, regulations, laws and restrictions in the world, do you?  It's a wonder I'm not being arrested for BREATHING!
Oh, speaking of being arrested, did you read about Rev. Creflo Dollar -- a preacher in Texas somewhere -- who got arrested for bruising his teenage daughter during an argument over whether she could go to a party or not!?  I was so relieved to hear that even someone like him can have a rebellious daughter.  You KNOW he raised her with discipline and proper teaching in their church beliefs.  I am so sorry for him, because I know the anquish he must be experiencing, and I also KNOW FIRST HAND that a rebellious child can attack you and even kill you if you tell them, "NO!"  Now, I am not in the slightest way approving of child abuse of any kind -- but I strongly advocate the discipline of children.  I pray it all works out for his family.

ANYWAY, I digress.  I was going to tell you that Germany is mad at me now, and my latest video is NOT ALLOWED in their country.  Well, you can imagine my shock and dismay when You Tube notified me of that this morning!  After all, I have a total of ZERO followers in Germany!  You Tube's email stated that I had broken some kind of copyright law in my Route 66 post.

Jerry was sitting here next to me when I read it.  I looked at him and said, "OH, NO!!!  I'm not allowed to use the term "Route 66"!" 

Then I thought about it, and I wondered why Germany would care if I used the term "Route 66".  Is there a Route 66 in Germany too?

I read further -- always a good idea.  It seems that one of the songs that just happend to be playing in the background of my video was in violation of some copyright.  They wanted me to answer all kinds of questions, of which I can only remember the following two:

1. Did you purchase the CD or DVD or music online?
2.  Are you receiving money for the use of this music?

So, of course, I want to tell you all to PLEASE run out to your mailboxes and get those checks out of the mail.  DO NOT SEND THEM!!!  For heavens sake, if you like the song so much you feel compelled to send me money for listening to the abbreviated version and very poor sound quality of it playing in the background of my video, please try to control yourself.  I don't want to go to jail, and I don't want Germany to be mad at me anymore!

I have removed the video from You Tube and will have to be extra careful in the future that I don't happen to have music playing in the background.  A friend notified me of how sue-happy lawyers search for things like that on the internet.  No thanks!  Not worth it. 

I decided to paint the wall in the dining room myself this morning.  The first coat is on using 14-year old paint.  It looks great so far.  I'll put another coat on later today.

Gotta go sew.  Maybe I'll make red binding today.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Your quilt is beautiful.

    I honestly cant say I remember any music while watching your video.

  2. There is a 2nd video where I don't talk. Just close-ups of the quilt blocks. It is the one with the music in it. (Link Above)

    Hugs, Joy


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