When have you two ever had proof I've used a "private" photo
Nobody said it, but you blatantly share the same sentiments as Marlea, in fact you began the entire conversation about how silly it is that you can't use Google images, so the information being provided is for ANYONE who believes they can just rip off any picture they please on the internet with no consequences.
You're not being accused of anything. You were the one who stated the policy was silly, and whether you do edits or not, we are informing BOTH of you it's very illegal and morally wrong and insulting to the artists. Regardless of whether you do edits or not, you had an opinion on how things "should be", hence why you were included in the education.
Nice edits. For the whole copyright thing, I think we all don't want nasty fines so be open to other peoples explanations if you ask for them. Especially people who have experience in that field. For Marlea Warlea- deviantart is an amazing place to get pics, stock, lineart, ect. Since HorseForum is another forum you would have to make sure to put credits on the pic and ask the owner of the picture for permission.