Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Can See You ...

There has been an increase of activity of, shall we say, the borrowing of articles, descriptions, and such from various web sites from some individuals wanting to "gather" all the "important" information to create their own crochet site, regardless if they are knowledgeable about the information they are lifting. And without asking the owners permission.

I want to let this individual know that I can see her. I can see her climbing all over my site, the specific page she's concentrating on, and I assure you, it's not for good reasons. And I want to let her know that it is NOT OK to take someone else's work and pass it off as your own. It's called COPYRIGHT infringement and/or PLAGIARISM: the act of passing someone else's work off as their own. AND it's AGAINST the LAW!! You know who you are AND I know who you are. Continue and I will go public!

Just because I am in the process of moving my material does not mean I do not still own the copyright to my work. If you want to build a "comprehensive" web site then DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK!!

My sincerest apologies to my regular readers; this is out of character for me. However, I do not appreciate being robbed of many years worth of work and wanted to ensure this individual knows we are on to her.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's possible to do this on blogs or not, but I know it can be done on websites and that's to set some html code so people can't copy material off the website.

Sandie said...

I'm here, Dee. I put you on my blogroll and it said it couldn't find the feed. Maybe it just takes a while. I'll see how it goes. Glad you're making headway with the move. What a pain.

Jan Pope said...

Dee, you can disable the left click that would normally bring up the "save image" menu. Or you can try my trick - cover your image with a "transparent" jpeg. Then when someone tries to save, all they get is a transparent jpeg. So unless they're intently determined to get the image, most folks will move along.

It's very irritating when folks try to rip off your work. I know, I'm an artist and I fight it all of the time.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I wouldn't tolerate that at all and I'm glad you are doing something about it!

ps. found you through one of the forum thread via Ravelry :)