Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Get it off your chest girl! - copyright again!

A bit of a rant!

Linda at Craft Apple has been moved to write about Copyright.

She has provided some useful links and given her interpretation. I agree with everything she says, but I want to add my twopennyworth.

I just want to say that so far as copyright goes, there is no difference between the 'professional' and the 'amateur' or 'hobbyist'. A couple of times recently I've noticed that something that caught my eye on an amateur (by that I mean someone who doesn't sell their work) blog has appeared, a couple of weeks later, on the blog or website of a 'professional' who took the credit with no acknowledgement at all. Most 'genuine' bloggers are keen to share and very generous with their own ideas and techniques, but it is very hurtful and wrong to 'harvest' people's blogs in this way. It is this kind of thing, along with the dreaded spammers, that is going take all the fun and openness out of blogging for a lot of us.

It's not sour grapes, it wasn't my work but it was the work of someone I admire. No names, no packdrill, I just wanted to get it off my chest.

Sharon B at InaMinuteAgo has also provided a link to some information on copyright specifically for bloggers. See it here


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