Monday, October 12, 2009

Copyright Notice

All posts at the Blood-Red Pencil are copyright of the author listed at the end of the post. If you are interested in copying portions of the text, please leave a comment for the author to contact you. Be professional and respectful and do not simply scrape an entire good essay for your own blog. This is stealing and it's a copyright infringement, which is illegal. Some of our blogging team is retired and rich and just might turn it over to their attorneys. We've just discovered a blogger who has scraped post after post from our site. Not at all cool.

Here's a link to the Copyright Office if you need more information about what and how much you can quote.

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8 comments :

  1. I have an attorney-to-be- in the family, but I am neither rich or retired. :-)

    However, I really do not care for people to snag our posts and use them without permission. Shame on you.

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  2. Wow, I'm sorry to hear about this! I'd fear for my own blog, but... well... its not like I get that many views anyway.

    I really hope this information stops the scrapers in their tracks. Good luck!

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  3. That's definitely uncool. It's just bad manners. I'm sorry you had that happen to you.

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  4. This seems like something you shouldn't even have to say. Wow.

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  5. The thieving little toerag. Quite sickening really.

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  6. I recommend Susan Brushaber if you need an attorney to review your contracts, or anything else related to publishing:

    http://www.shblegal.com/susan_info.php

    Dani

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  7. I have set my reprint fee at $200. If you have my post on your blog, I'm ready to be paid! Feel free to contact me.

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  8. I think we need a blog post about these comments! LOL. Take that you toerag!

    D.

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