I have had an e-mail from a concerned follower and I think I need to take what she has said very seriously.
I have always stated that the art work I have used was not my own and that I had purchased sets of images from a number of digi sites on the internet, however what has pointed out to me is that as I haven't created the artwork myself or have the artists permission to give it away, what I’m actually doing is stealing someone else's intellectual property and just like a CD being copied and given away, it's actually copyright theft.
I don’t have the artist's permission to “share” the artwork I have used as part of my soup inserts and I feel that though it was done in all innocence, the right thing is to to withdraw the file completely.
This has been wake up call for me, and I realise now that I need to do some serious research on intellectual property and copyright. But in the meantime can I point out to you that if you download graphic images they DO NOT become your property, you are not allowed to share them, and they are only intended for your own personal use. Also always check a download sites “Conditions for Use” very carefully
Can I now ask that you in turn do not pass the file on to anyone else and request that you do not use any part of it for any sort of enterprise.