Doin' the Right Thing
We suspect everybody who reads this blog is absolutely sick to death of the whole Picture Pirate adventure (and we can promise you nobody's sicker of it that we are!), but there's one more round for you to endure before we get this whole mess put to bed.
The latest contributor to have his work compromised is another old friend, Ron Picciani. We've recently run a number of B-50 and P-51H shots from Ron's collection, and the bozos who keep publishing our photography have been having a field day. In response to that, Ron came up with a viable plan that we thoroughly agree with, and he's been modifying the images we published in order to help us with the whole piracy thing. He's been sending those modified images to us and we've been removing the "old" ones and replacing them with the modified ones as we've received them. It's a simple fix and it works.
There's a small down side to doing that, though. The folks who have joined this site will get a message that something new has been published every time we change out the photos, or at least we're pretty sure they will. Please be patient with us on that one---we want to get those photos corrected as quickly as we possibly can, which means we're presently doing two or three of them at a time. We ask that you bear with us while we replace those photos, and rest assured that we're very close to having a handle on the problem.
Finally, we'd like to extend a heartfelt apology to those photographers and collectors who have been so badly used by the Picture Pirates. We're doing the best we can, and we couldn't do it without those priceless images you guys shot over the years. Thanks for your contributions, and thanks for your patience!
We're in the middle of another issue and you'll see that in a few days. Meanwhile, be good to your neighbor and we'll meet again soon.