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Arsenal plagarists rampant

It has come to my attention that some people have copied some of my ramblings on this site and posted them elsewhere under their own name as their own work.

I can’t imagine why anyone would bother to pass off my work as their own on the internet – it just seems daft – I mean if you want to get yourself in print, just write a comment. Why take my work?

Maybe those who do it think there are no rules or laws about such things. Actually there are – it is called the 1988 Copyright Design and Patents Act. It doesn’t protect ideas, but it does protect the actual text. Anyone can quote a bit, but it has to be just a bit, and the source and author has to be given.

If you feel like me that taking someone else’s work, and then putting it on a web site as your own is not quite cricket, or football, and you spot anything from this site appearing elsewhere under someone else’s name, word for word, please do let me know. I will hound the perpetrator to the ends of time, and other stuff like that.

Sorry to be a bore with such matters, but I thought I’d just put up a notice about the situation, in case anyone really thought it was ok to copy hundreds of words of my work, and then put it up under their own name.

(c) Tony Attwood 2008.

8 comments to Arsenal plagarists rampant

  • Rock

    you’re spot on, why anyone would want to steal any of your boring articles is absolutely beyond me.

  • deafmetal

    That really sucks Tony! Although, at least you can take solace in the fact that your writing is of such quality that it demands plagiarism from the criminal element! That’s gotta be a bit good…

  • Burgers

    Just like to say…….It has come to my attention that some people have copied some of my ramblings on this site and posted them elsewhere under their own name as their own work.

    I can’t imagine why anyone would bother to pass off my work as their own on the internet – it just seems daft – I mean if you want to get yourself in print, just write a comment. Why take my work?

    Maybe those who do it think there are no rules or laws about such things. Actually there are – it is called the 1988 Copyright Design and Patents Act. It doesn’t protect ideas, but it does protect the actual text. Anyone can quote a bit, but it has to be just a bit, and the source and author has to be given.

    If you feel like me that taking someone else’s work, and then putting it on a web site as your own is not quite cricket, or football, and you spot anything from this site appearing elsewhere under someone else’s name, word for word, please do let me know. I will hound the perpetrator to the ends of time, and other stuff like that.

    Just kidding….think for yourselves people

  • Ben

    Hi Tony,

    There’s a post by ‘vinashin’ at http://arsenalfcblog.com/captain-fabregas-and-ol-pink-boots-secure-qualification-for-arsenal/ that nicks your copy too.

    Great blog by the way. You never fail to make me smile even when things are going horribly wrong for us.

  • FunGunner

    You have my sympathy, Tony. I have been plagiarised, too.
    I don’t know why people don’t just post a link to the site of the original post? It’s not as if they are going to get away with trying to pass off someone else’s work as their own – most fans read lots of different blogs and the associated comments.

  • don't believe the hype

    That’s shocking and downright lazy – people should be directed to the source to read it themselves!

  • Jonny Neale

    Tony,

    I’d suggest you add a ‘hall of shame’ to your blogroll – actively discouraging people to attend the sites that have plagiarised your work. I’d consider it a worthwhile service – to name an’ shame the f*ckers – so we know which sites to avoid!

    cheers

    Jonny

  • molosser

    congratulation Tony, you are famous now.