eBay users plagiarizing collectors' content...
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Wed Jun 22 14:05:45 CDT 2005
>>>> As for people nabbing your web text and pictures (where I presume you
hold the copyright and didn't just copy it wholesale from somewhere), then
feel free to go after them.
Yup, in my case, it's four years worth of original reporting and research.
Oh well. I'm over it. Next topic...
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Antonio Carlini
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 3:00 PM
To: 'General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts'
Subject: RE: eBay users plagiarizing collectors' content...
>Randy: I know your manuals situation has been discussed here before.
>It's noble of you to just appreciate the distribution. But you
>certainly deserve to be compensated for your work. (Guess I wouldn't
>do so well in the open-source world!)
I'm just taking a wild stab in the dark here, but my guess is that Randy
(and Al, and almost anyone else doing any scanning - me too for that matter)
would have less than a whole leg to stand on in court!
I don't claim any rights whatsoever to anything I've scanned.
I've not heard anyone else here do so either. If you are going to complain
that someone is taking things you've scanned and selling them, would it not
be reasonable to ask whether the original copyright holder (who presumably
had to _pay_ to get the manual written!) might not deserve at least a chance
to deny your request to distribute their work?
Apologies to those who have scanned only after having sought permission :-)
As for people nabbing your web text and pictures (where I presume you hold
the copyright and didn't just copy it wholesale from somewhere), then feel
free to go after them.
I found someone using my images in their auctions and after asking them to
stop (and being ignored) I decided to add a (c) and my id to any photos I
use. At least I'll have a decent chance of proving they're _my_ photos if it
comes down to an argument!
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