Well, bless her heart.
She posted this:
Nicole thinks she’s a big-time photographer. She uses a phone. She puts her precious watermark on her photos so nobody can steal them, because they are just so valuable. Works of art, don’t you know.
Anyway, it’s a driveway leading to a barn.
Here’s another driveway. It doesn’t lead to a barn.
See? I put a watermark and copyright symbol on it, just because. . . It’s not pretty and I’m sure nobody wants it, but what the hell.
However taking photos of a persons home, workplace or other areas they frequent with the purpose of intimidation and harassment and using those photos on a page that targets said person and continuing unwanted contact with said person. That is stalking and harassment.
Actually, it’s not. Nicole just totally made that up. The first part is not even an actual sentence. She is trying to sound all legal but it’s a complete flop. #unschoolingfail I have never once “contacted” her. Ever. Joe, however, has twice contacted me, once via Facebook (unwanted conversation) and once by stopping my free passage in the middle of the public road. Nicole has contacted me, by her own admission, at least once via this blog, personally, with a vile message. I suspect she is complicit in many other contacts as well. So who is doing the stalking here?
How is that photo above of the Blessed Property’s driveway in any way “intimidation” or “harassment”? If it is, why is it not “intimidation” or “harassment” to take photos of other people’s property without their permission, even after they have asked you not to do it?
Fair use. It means that I can quote from Nicole’s blog or from her public Facebook pages. It means that I can use her photos, provided that I credit her (in other words, I don’t pretend they are my photos) and provided I don’t use them to make money, and provided I don’t take all of them.
I can do this in order to make commentary and/or criticize her public articles and comments.
That’s called Free Speech. It’s in the First Amendment—you know, the Constitution.
And anyone can take a picture of her property from the road. Anyone. Anytime they wish. It’s not “stalking.” It’s not “intimidation.” It’s not “harassment.” Nobody has used a telephoto lens in order to peer into her windows. The few photos I’ve seen (and very few have been taken of the Blessed Property) are obviously taken from the road while driving by. At least one wasn’t even taken of the Blessed Little Property at all, but was taken from the neighbor’s property and is basically of his place. The Naugler property is simply in the background.
The reason these photos were taken isn’t to “intimidate” the Nauglers. It’s primarily to show that the Blessed Little Homestead is not really a bucolic paradise, but a crappy piece of property that is unkempt and getting worse rather than better. It’s to illustrate that the Blessed Little Garden Shed is, in fact, just a garden shed and not a “tiny house.” In other words, those photos serve as visual criticism of Nicole’s public claims about the place, just like I used Google Earth to show that the Blessed Little Wilderness is not wilderness at all. It’s the same thing.
. . .sharing posts from Blessed Little Homestead Facebook page, sharing posts from Nicole C. Naugler Facebook page. . .
Here’s the deal. Facebook puts a little “share” button on public comments and links and photos and stuff like that. You can “share” stuff if you just hit that little button. Nobody can say “you can’t share my stuff.” To stop your posts or photos from being “shared,” you need to set them to “friends only.”
If you have a public Facebook page (a “like” page), that’s not a possibility. By definition, a “like” page is supposed to be a page where you are trying to reach as many people as possible. They even ask you to pay money so more people will see your magnificent content. You can’t just turn around and ask Facebook to restrict who sees it.
“Facebook, I only want people who like me to see my posts.”
Then get a private page and set it to friends only.
. . .commenting on or sharing Blessed Little Homestead YouTube videos. . .
You can disable comments on YouTube videos any time you like. You can also set them to “private,” so that only people who get the URL directly from you can even see them.
Oh, but that isn’t what Nicole wants at all. She wants only people to see them who approve of her and will say nice things about her.
I demand that it stops now.
I guess Nicole needs to introduce a bill to Congress to amend the Constitution so that it suits her better.