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Date:November 5th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)

Thank you for Standing Up

Was directed to this post by a friend's FB post, and will be posting a link myself in a minute.

I make my living selling electronic publications on the web, and I'm constantly amazed at some people's attitudes towards copyrighted material. Especially since you went to the trouble to copyright the article in question; you'd think that'd be a red flag to anyone deciding to use your work without notice or compensation.

The e-mail you got in response to your more than reasonable requests showed not only ignorance, but a blatant disregard for your rights as an author; in fact, for anyone's rights as an author.

The magnificent level of rapid and horrifying response on your behalf, and the attention that has been brought to this Editor and to this issue, is going to give me warm and fuzzy feelings for weeks to come.

Thank you for posting this, and bringing it to public attention. Anyone who feels like disregarding the value and validity of publishing material on the Internet should take an evening, like I have, and read through the responses to your post. It's both uplifting AND educational!
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