Beadplan Program.

Q: Whatever happened to the Beadplan people, and is there a new one out there for non-'Mac' users?

A: The 'BeadPlan' people deserted us. You can check on 'eGroups' for a mail-list of those of us who were trying to figure out our options. I can still use my 'BeadPlan2', but the newer 3 is inoperable, because I can't get a new site code from Carlos. This was recently debated on another beading list. Users of 'Photopoint' have the option of turning off this feature under "user preferences". This is what I have done. You don't see any offers of my images being for sale. Unless someone knowledgeable in web publishing uses a formatting option to disable a web surfer's "right click mouse to save image as..." ANY image posted on the internet can be "taken" & saved on a hard drive. Even if the 'right click' is disabled, any graphics program with a screen capture feature makes it easy to take an image from a webpage. Bottom line... 1) No matter where you post an image, someone will be able to save it to their hard drive & use it as they want to. 2) Read the fine print on any web service that alows you to post images. Don't people put copyright notices on their webpages? Doesn't this mean that this particular page or image is not free-forthe taking? Even without such a warning, don't you OWN the images on your webpage, meaning no one can use them (legally) w/o your permission? If I have followed this correctly, it seems to me that signing up with 'Photopoint' means you have just waived these rights, or am I totally confused? If this was meant to say that anybody has the RIGHT to do what they want with anything posted to the web, and that this is what the web is about - which is absolutely not true - most materials on the web are copyright and no one has the right to copy, distribute, sell, or use them other than to view or read them, and possibly not even that if the creator chooses to password protect them. Posting something on the internet in general does not put that thing into the public domain, or grant anybody any particular rights to it (read about the recent case of 'Ebay' against an online auction search/consolidation service). Landmark court decisions are being made every day on this stuff, and if you use the net, particularly for business purposes, you should be aware of them. What's on my website is mine, and if you use it without my permission, I have the right to redress - which "Photopoint customers" do not have against 'Photopoint', because they have given up that right under the terms and conditions of use.