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Finally got approval to use an article

well sort of...

   
11:15 pm on Dec 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How's this for a reply to my request to use someone's great content:

"Of course you can use it. I actually didnt write it myself. I borrowed it from a website. :) So its free game. lol"

it's just not very funny... :o(

12:06 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Eeeew.
:( Y

Open Source Spam.

12:11 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am sure most of us here would hate such a thing.

I have to admit though s/he is at least being honest I have seen it many time where such a person would have claimed credit and asked for a link!

12:17 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Did you ask which site it originally came from? Or did you try Googling some of the content to track it down?

Time to hunt for permission from the real author! :)

12:24 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Time to hunt for permission from the real author!

And perhaps let the real author know about the misuse on the other site. :)

12:57 am on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yea, I just got the e-mail today so I am planning on looking up the real author later tonight. I have about 40 articles to add to another site, so I am making that a priority, I'll do a search later.

It was just a real bummer.

12:45 pm on Dec 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Too much Information:

I FULLY agree with you. As an author and technical writer myself, I write many articles and if I'd see one of my articles published without my authorization (and beleive me I can detect it from a zillion miles), I'd be really upset.

Some people (not all of them) just don't have no respect for anything and nobody. The DMCA act even needs more teeth, if you ask me.

If somebody asks permission to use any of my articles, I always gladly say yes and all I ask is credit to me and a link back to my article page.

To avoid any duplicate content issues with Google, I ask that the first (and maybe the 2nd if they wish) paragraph of my article be published on their site, with a link back to my site's page for the rest of the article.

Hope that helps.