Lawyers are scary. They can really hurt you. But this is bullshit. Simple photos for private use. A reference to use to pick out especially egregious examples of the claptrap that is in women's magazines. Maybe, I might put one in the blog entry as an illustration. There is no charge to read the blog. I would have accomplished the same thing if I had taken notes, or seen the rags in the library. I do understand protecting creative product. However, there is also a concept called "fair use." The whole thing was a pretty much a customer service fail as far as I am concerned, a heavy handed application of "principle." That B&N worker should remember that Borders has books, mags and WiFi too.
Not too long ago, a women in the Chicago area was arrested for copyright issues when four minutes of the movie "Twilight" she, her sister and her BFFs were watching showed in the background of a video she shot of the group singing happy birthday. Thankfully, the movie theater came to their senses and dropped the charges about a week later, but still, to even think for a minute she was trying to commit a crime is just absurd.
Old joke: What's the difference between the scene where a skunk got hit by a car and where a lawyer got hit by a car? There are skid marks before the skunk was hit.