Monday, May 28, 2007

This is one of the most difficult things i've had to write about to date.

Those of you who read carefully will be aware of my thoughts on being copied. So, imagine my surprise when an anonymous commenter on my Limewire dating post told me that someone has been copying my posts and passing them off as their own.
It was more than weird, reading my own words through someone else's site. I mean, i know our online selves are not our true selves. These fragments can never tell the whole story, and they're not meant to. Not for me anyway. As my title suggests - for me it's as much about what you don't say. I'm really interested in the stuff between the lines - the stuff you decide really doesn't need to be broadcast on the Internet (and conversely how the hell we choose the stuff that does). But I realised that as soon as i publish something, it's subject to change by it's readers. But i don't want to control that, i want it to be out there and become a developing, changing document.
However, this has been a reality check for me, i'm looking into intellectual copyright. I'm going to make sure that despite my desire to make links with people and put stuff out there, if anyone is going to get credit for my ideas and indeed if anyone is going to make money from my writing or from SOUNDTRACK or any associated projects, it will be me.
So Bloggers beware: it happens. And if you want see it with your own eyes -look for the post dated 19th May 2007 (at the bottom of the front page).

6 comments:

Northern Creative said...

omg. how bizzare. why would anyone do that?????? have you approached the individual about this?

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Anonymous said...

Don't feel alone here. She did it to me. She's apparently done it to several people. My blog Love Letters is on Wordpress. She took at least 10 of my things. I tried 3 times with Myspace to have it resolved with no luck. If yoy attempt to approach her, she will set her blog to private and lock you out of comments.

Nina Chadwick said...

wow, that's freaky. I decided against contacting her as i didn't think it would have any effect. Thanks for commenting, i think lots of people know about it so, lets see what happens.

Anonymous said...

It appears all of my work is down but 2 pieces. She keeps locking it up so she has been made by more than you and I. I'm hoping to get her shut down if possible. I have placed a copywrite on my work. I hated to do it but I had to.

Nina Chadwick said...

Well done. How did you copyright your stuff, i've been looking into it, but found it not particularly relevant to blogging. If you have any info on how to go about it that would be really useful.