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.
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