Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bloggers Unite!

Mollie writes:

First, go to

and read the facts.

We little folks have to stand up for ourselves.  Look out for your hard work being plagiarized by others.

Not only will they steal your hard work, but they'll bully you into believing that you deserved it!  Ms Griggs must have learned her journalistic ethics at Styx University.

Personally, I plan on boycotting any supporter of "Cooks Source" or Judith Griggs.

Millie writes:

Since my OTHER other other job is as a professional writer - with much of what I write published online - I'm glad this sort of thing is finally getting the public attention it deserves. No, in fact, the Internet is NOT "public domain" - otherwise uploading music without paying for it would be perfectly okay. If you publish your writing - or photography or music or anything else - online and you're concerned about copyright, be sure to include a line with your work such as "Copyright Jane Doe, 2010."

Misconceptions like Ms. Griggs' are commonplace (though unconscionable in an editor), but intellectual property is just like any other kind - if it's not yours, don't use it without permission!


  1. Wow. Wouldn't be so bad if it were just a simple (and I mean, simple) mistake. But she was rude on top of it.

  2. This is unbelieveable. Anybody who's spent even a DAY in any kind of school could tell you that article theft and plagarism is NEVER okay. Seems to me that the only kind of published work that's "public domain" is the kind that explicitly states the author's intention for it to be used as such.

    And that crap about her article badly needing editing and being much better now that she's tweaked it doesn't fly either. Sheez, people.


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