Copyright and Plagiarism ….

 

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My Copyright and Disclaimer here ….

Okay.

So I am angry right now. I have been angry all day. Not shouting angry but the other anger.

You all know the one….

*taking a deep, cleansing breath*

It seems I have to address copyright and plagiarism.

For my itty bitty blog. Who would have thunk it? *dramatic sigh*

So let me clarify …..

All the reviews and posts on this blog are my own work, unless expressly indicated otherwise. I always give full credit to either the author or the original source for anything I post that is not my own. This includes links back to that original source. It is considered the ethical thing to do.

You….yes you…… can NOT use my work without my permission. I don’t care what you think or what you think I said or what you wish you think I said…I do not care. You cannot use my reviews without asking for my permission first.

And you most certainly did not ask my permission.

It really is that simple.

I have legal advice on this.

Yup.

I am serious.

I work really hard on this blog and YOU will not benefit from my hard work. No you will not.

If you continue to steal my stuff…….because that’s what it is, stealing…… I will take this further.

Consider this your first, last and only warning.

Cease and desist immediately……

 

Further clarification:

According to Wikipedia:

Copyright is free and automatic upon creation of the work. In general, the first owner of copyright will be the author (for literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works) or producer (for sound recordings and films) or broadcaster (for broadcasts).

Plagiarism is the “wrongful appropriation” and “purloining and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions,” and the representation of them as one’s own original work. The idea remains problematic with unclear definitions and unclear rules. The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe only in the 18th century, particularly with the Romantic movement.

Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like expulsion.

Plagiarism is not a crime per se but in academia and industry it is a serious ethical offense and cases of plagiarism can constitute copyright infringement.

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