Copyright Infringement and Me
Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
|Date:||November 5th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)|| |
I say to you, while your fear is something to be concerned about. Try again. The Internet isn't as terrible as people think (to the people that are on the right side of the barrel).
Most normal people will get along.
Being a writer isn't about keeping all your writing so that you can one day sell it. If someone steals it, the glove comes off and it's time for litigation, but usually if that happens, you just pick up where you left off and tell whoever stole your work to expect a lawsuit.
People can ctrl+c all they want, actually writing once you get down to it is something only the writer can do, and if you think whatever that douche stole will make him rich and "a good writer" then your next work will just have to make you better. Dare the theif to be as good as you.
Simple as that.
EDIT: Slightly off topic, I realize, just thought you shouldn't lose complete heart. Writing is cut throat, but you don't have to be intimidated. I hope this helps you and Monica.Edited at 2010-11-05 04:46 am (UTC)
No, very on topic I think, and very helpful. Thank you for your wise and caring advice. I did spend much time researching after that experience, recovered from the fear, and have become older, wiser, and more informed as the years have passed. I do see me sharing my writing and visual art with more confidence and security soon on a personal site, with full copyright in place, and the fortitude to threaten and employ a lawyer if ever the need would arise, and probably, after a small nervous breakdown, would shake it off and continue on, smiling. Though I doubt I would employ as many commas as I have just now! :o Bless you!
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