You might notice I've added a copyright disclaimer on the sidebar. I'm in the middle of dealing with someone who has chosen to copy 18 entire posts from my blog and repost them on another website. I hope to have the matter resolved quickly and the stolen material removed soon.
Copyright exists as soon as you create something, though there is of course an added legal process to further that notion. It should be understood that one can't copy posts from elsewhere and post them on one's own blog without permission. This basic understanding of copyright and the small copyright statement at the bottom of my blog should have sufficed. Apparently, it now needs to be stated in no uncertain terms. I hate clutter, and my blog is no exception, so it irritates me to have this posted and taking up space on my page.
But, I didn't want anyone who follows my blog regularly to see this addition and think I was referring to links back to my posts or the use of my tutorials in your own projects. I love to share my projects, ideas, tips and tricks. And, I always give credit to those who have inspired me.
I guess this is just one of the things we have to deal with as online bloggers. It still stinks, though. :\
Updates posted 10/25/12 and 11/6/12
Good luck with the silly copier.
The bottom of your blog, next to the copyright notice, also advertises LAMP hosting. :o
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This is probably a really good idea, I just haven't done it yet. ;-) xo Jennifer
Jennifer - Oy, that would be even more clutter! I get why people add it, but that would just drive me batty to have that all over my blog.
I should add the copied posts are posted in another language, which has complicated the process of having them removed. So, the person had to actually translate the content, then copy and paste it. Not difficult to do, but it didn't come from a direct feed.
And then, well--smile and be glad this didn't happen to you. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine texted me a picture...of me. Another (so-called) friend of ours had, with neither my knowledge nor permission, sold digital copies of some of my wedding pictures to a lingerie store to use as advertising. The poor lingerie store owners had been told that she was our photographer (she wasn't) and had rights to the photos (she didn't). I'm just lucky the photos weren't more revealing than they were; so much for the charming memories provided by "getting ready" shots.
CJ - I would have been furious.
It's not minis that were copied or misrepresented but the actual posts...text and photos in their entirety...reposted on someone else's site. Some were step-by-step tutorials and some were just regular posts. Only my "otterine" name was used as well - not even a link to my site - not that it would have been okay with me if she had linked. I found the posts purely by accident. She isn't necessarily claiming the content as hers but she did not ask for permission before posting my content elsewhere, and I want my intellectual property removed from her site.
You might find this lady's experience helpful.
To my opinion blogging is about learning from each other so one can create something that is unique, that can't be copied. I am always gratefull when miniaturists share their experience so generously and abusing this is a detestable thing to do. People at least ought to mention the source of their knowledge and show some respect.
Anyway, I was planning to mention your blog in my next post, for I am so enthousiastic about it, I think everybody needs to have look at your house! Do you mind that?
I don't mind at all if people link back to my blog.