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Cindi    Posted 02-25-2005 at 04:09:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just found out last night that there is an internet web site that is selling my articles without my permission. As a result I will not be posting any more online submissions, even casual ones, such as here at KL. Articles can still be found at Agriculture online, for those who know my pseudonym and wish to follow them.

Thanks guys.

Have a great day.

Cindi


Sorry so long to get back    Posted 02-25-2005 at 10:39:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am terrible about posting and then walking out the door and going to work!

I AM getting credit for them under my name, or I'd never have found them. And I want to tread carefully just yet, until I make sure I haven't misunderstood some kind of use agreement. Any exposure is good exposure, and I'm not whining about the two articles. I just want to make sure that this is not going to become a habit. So I'm kind of pulling in most of the stuff that has been published out there. I'm asking all the newspapers and e-zines that I write for to withdraw any article links they have for anything other than current articles. Some of them have links to several past articles on their sites and I'm yanking them. Plus I'm being careful about new stuff.


Red Dave    Posted 02-25-2005 at 11:41:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't blame you for wanting to keep control of what you create.

Read carefully any agreements you have with any publishers, print or electronic. I wrote some technical articles for magazines in the past and once they were submitted, it was basically theirs to do with whatever they wanted. I knew it and didn't care because nobody is going to get rich writing how-to articles about rural fire fighting water supplies.

But that may or may not hold true for your writing, so copyright everything you can. Copyright is easy to claim these days. All you have to do is put the word "copyright" & your name & the year and it is enforcable as your intellectual property.

BTW, how is the stop smoking campaign coming along? I hope for good news there.


Cindi    Posted 02-25-2005 at 12:25:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sorry to disappoint you on the campaign trail, but I must.

If I chose to do the research I can almost guarantee that I would find that both those articles were printed somewhere prior to 2003.


Dieselrider    Posted 02-25-2005 at 07:07:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am very sorry to hear that, Cindi. I hope you can get to the bottom of that and they get punished. It's almost like identity theft. Now if you wrote like me, you wouldn't have that problem.Lol. I, for one, will really miss the stories you post here but, I understand that you have to protect what's yours. I get the ag-online newsletter and I have seen some of your articles on there. I am leaving my e-mail open and if there is somewhere that I could "safely" read your stories, please let me know.


bob ny    Posted 02-25-2005 at 06:16:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
cindi iwas wodering about your special stories you put on the forum.if someone uses them is it agianst the law? or once you put them out there is it ok for them to use them any way they plaese. i sure do miss your tales about your hids,dogs,pigs and trucks


larry    Posted 02-25-2005 at 04:58:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I believe that constitutes copyright infringment, even thought you may not have "marked" the articles explicately "copyrighted". Check with your Agriculture online folks. Maybe they have legal help that you can use to "clean the clocks" of the persons responsible.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-25-2005 at 04:55:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
What's the website?



I really don't want to...    Posted 02-25-2005 at 10:41:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
...give it out en masse, but if you'll e mail me I'll send it to you.

robomom39@aol.com


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-25-2005 at 05:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd like to know too. Maybe we could spam them?


Nah...    Posted 02-25-2005 at 05:27:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would be illegal...

;-)

Salmoneye, Who Knows Nothing


New-Gen    Posted 02-25-2005 at 05:57:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
From what I got out of Cindie's post I don't think she was implying that agriculture.com was the culprit...I post on there sometimes myself.

(Not saying I ever wrote anything worth stealing) LOL
NG


KellyGa    Posted 02-25-2005 at 04:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats awful. Whoever did that, they aren't worth spit. Can you give us a link to the site you will still be posting on so we can still enjoy your writings? The Agriculture online site? I hope you get everything straightened out soon. Take care now.


Gerrit    Posted 02-25-2005 at 06:48:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here: agriculture.com

Google "cj mouser" and you find here stories all over the internet..


Gerrit    Posted 02-25-2005 at 06:50:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
P.S. go to 'views" on that site or search for 'mouser'


mojo    Posted 02-25-2005 at 04:18:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a crying shame, what kind of lowlife would take the talents of others and profit from them? How can they sleep at night?
Sure sorry to hear it.
mojo
mdw


Pitch    Posted 02-25-2005 at 04:16:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to hear that Cindi. Some scum in this world will do anything. I hope that at the very least your name is getting credit for the fine writing. Did you send them a message stating your opinion of them? I don't think that I would be able to resist myself.


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