me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
copyright and the big ©
© is for copyright, as in "this material copyright 2003-2004
jose nazario, all rights reserved." i recently had to drop the hammer
on someone about that very fact, they were lifting some of my stencil
pictures without my permission or any attribution. it took up bandwidth
and ultimately stole credit from me. they didn't claim ownership, but
by not giving any attribution i had been robbed of it.
now that i'm an author and have various forms of intellectual property
floating about, making money, i have gained new insight into the world
of IP. i don't favor draconian DRM technologies, but i do expect people
to be reasonable. i'm flabbergasted that some people will assume that
because they CAN download something they have a RIGHT to use it without
attribute. it doesn't work like that, and that's not even close to
i have to vigorously defend my material now because i'm gathering new
material for new books and tools. if i don't defend my copyright, i'll
lose any hope of getting it. i want to share with people, i want to
share this material with people, but i want to be clear about where
it came from. i'm flattered that people like to steal images from my
life and pretend they have parts of my life, but i can't allow it.
respect the copyright, it's here to protect creators. my whole site,
unless deignated otherwise, is copyright 2002-2004 by me. this is
not a creative commons licensed site.
Last modified: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2004 @ 06:51am
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