I included this line in a post a couple weeks ago. It was one of a bunch of funny statements I received in an e-mail. I can't credit the author, I have no idea who it was but I'm re-using it in this post because of something I came across earlier this week.
A lot of mornings when I'm reading through the blogs I follow, I move a couple into a "go back to" folder, to read when I have more time. Occasionally, the folder gets a little out of hand, and I spent several hours recently working my way through the backlog. Some were several months old, possibly older. As I read each one, I deleted the link from the folder. There was one I wish I'd kept.
A couple days after I cleaned out that folder, I was reading through the current day's postings and I came across the same post. Same text. Same pictures. I'm not sure about the title. But I am sure that it was a different author and there was no mention of this being a re-cycled post and no credit given to the original author.
|By Grassyfilth |
If someone takes information you've posted and works it into their own post on the same topic, is that okay? What if they only re-word your post? What about images? Okay to copy? Should any of this be done without the original author's permission?
Where is the line on "borrowing" from someone else's blog verses stealing someone else's work? What do you think?
Groaner of the Day: A man who lived in an apartment building thought it was raining and leaned out his window to check. As he did so a glass eye fell into his hand. He looked up to see where it came from in time to see a young woman looking down.
"Is this yours?" he asked.
She said, "Oh, thank you. Yes, could you bring it up?"
When the man reached her apartment, the woman was profuse in her thanks and offered him a drink. Since she was very attractive, he agreed.
As they drank she said, "I'm about to have dinner. There's plenty; would you like to join me?"
He readily accepted and both enjoyed a lovely meal. As the evening was drawing to a close the lady said, "I've had a marvelous evening. Would you like to stay the night?"
The man hesitated then said, "Do you act like this with every man you meet?"
"No," she replied, "Only those who catch my eye."