Plagiarism sucks
Monday June 19th 2006, 10:24 am

I don’t care if someone shares opinions similar to those I write about on mgk. Bloggers commonly write about similar issues and link to each others’ writings.

However, it does bother me when my writings are liberally thieved and republished, without reference or credit. It’s even worse when my writing is not only ripped off but then badly rewritten.

Opinions expressed on mgk are those of the author; me.

Get your own damn opinions.


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Ruh Roh!

Comment by foxman 06.19.06 @ 10:31 am

Foxie, you’re right… I’m miffed.

There’s a special place in hell for word thieves.

Comment by weez 06.19.06 @ 10:34 am

These word thieves didn’t verb your words did they?
-Kill them.

Comment by suki 06.20.06 @ 8:58 pm

Or be polite and get a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.1 Australia License. If they know what one is…

Comment by cfsmtb 06.24.06 @ 1:55 pm

cileo, mgk is published under plain old copyright. I’m happy to license any part of mgk where the usage exceeds ‘fair use/comment’ but is short of commercial use, simply with attribution to mgk but with no fees or royalties, but I do reserve the rights to control the republication.

If I published mgk on a Creative Commons or ‘copyleft’ basis, I’d have no control over republication of my material, which is often stolen by neo-nazis like Ben Weerheym for use on their leftie hitlists.

With typical copyright asserted, I can at least dun the nazis heavily for usage fees when they rip me off, in their course of providing information to those of their mates who would like to track down anti-fascism activists to cause them physical harm. Weerheym still owes me several $thou for theft and republication of my material. Weerheym will never have the dough to pay what he owes me- but he won’t rip me off again- certainly not after the last invoice he got from me…

Comment by weez 06.24.06 @ 2:11 pm

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