Sunday, July 19, 2009

Respect my copyright not his

When you spend a many hours online as I do. You are bound to notice the habits and mishaps of other webmasters, bloggers etc. Most of the time you'll be too busy with your own project to give it a second thought.

Then there will be times when you simply can't erase the thought. Right now I am right in the middle of one of those moments when I'm perplexed by the actions of another webmaster.

I have to admit that even If I knew this webmaster personally I still would remain silent about this because this seems to be a common practice among webmasters.

A common practice to take notice of the mistakes of others but don't dare attempt to help them correct them. At the end of the day a webmaster can justify any moral conflicts by pointing out that this is business and not personal.

The mistake I've noticed today which has grasped my full attention is the usage of the copyright warning on a video as a method to deter others from downloading and distributing the video while also using copyrighted music belonging to another "Artist".

The copyright warning was similar to this one
And it's an excellent idea to add such a warning to any of your "Original" work. However when doing so make sure that your original work does not include songs that you do not hold the copyright to.

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