The other day, I was accused of saying that I owned something on my blog (in spite of full acknowledgement of the authors and internet url) with this statement:
**** PLEASE ALSO NOTE ****
Editorial content of this blog is the property of the Blog Owner.
Feel free to quote from the editorial content, while giving proper credit and link.
I would like to point out the definition of Editorial Content with this definition from here:
- An article in a publication expressing the opinion of its editors or publishers.
- A commentary on television or radio expressing the opinion of the station or network.
- Of or relating to an editor or editing: an editorial position with a publishing company; an editorial policy prohibiting the use of unnamed sources.
- Of or resembling an editorial, especially in expressing an opinion: an editorial comment.
And again, from here
1. An article in a publication expressing the opinion of its editors or publishers.
2. A commentary on television or radio expressing the opinion of the station or network.
1. Of or relating to an editor or editing: an editorial position with a publishing company; an editorial policy prohibiting the use of unnamed sources.
2. Of or resembling an editorial, especially in expressing an opinion: an editorial comment.
The above disclaimer did not mention anything about claiming anyone else's writing as my own, nor of owning the copyright to it. It said MY material, expressing MY opinion. In all articles or partial articles used in this blog, there is ALWAYS corresponding links/hyperlinks to the source, and authors' names given, and my EDITORIAL words are separated either by font, color or both.
This person, Anita by name, also ignored another aspect of my disclaimer in the process of her contacting me by stating that her email was private, not meant for publication.OH?
****PLEASE NOTE WELL****
Any email sent concerning this blog
or related to it in anyway,
at this address, are subject
to possible publication in my blog.
No, sorry, Anita. I chose to not publish your email NOT because you told me that I couldn't in your email, but because I chose not to do so.
And because of the tone of your last email to me, beginning with 'let's start over, etc.', I chose to no longer leave what I had considered to be a fantastic article about your topic from my blog. Again, not because you 'asked' me to change it, but because of the tone of your email to me.
But I am going to express an EDITORIAL COMMENT here. When I post anything here, if at all possible, I document where the information came from. There are times when the article is so well written that I don't want anyone to miss one word of it, and put the article here, but I have NEVER taken credit for the writing or authorship or ownership. Occasionally with photos, I do not know who to credit, when they are found online or come to me in an email from someone.
When someone ACCUSES, right off the bat, however, it leaves one with a bad taste in one's mouth for not only the person, but also for the organization that person represents. And I have had a bad taste in my mouth for that organization for a long time, in spite of being on the same side of issues.
For years, I wrote to this particular organization about the petitions that I would not/could not sign due to the wording about the "American Catholic Church" being against some things, for others, etc. Told them repeatedly that I am a member of the Roman Catholic Church that is in America, but that there is no such thing as American Catholic, etc. Then, lo and behold.... I learned that there IS such an animal, and let this organization know once again that I am NOT a member of it, and cannot/will not sign petitions that refer to something (in error) that we are not.
Though I have not been 'listened to', and wrote many times, in response to each of their petitions/fundraising letters ..... note... fundraising letters/petitions.... I was not heard, nor was I ever given the courtesy of any kind of response. Not once. Not even a sorry, not going to change. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
So, Anita... remember that when you quote my disclaimer to me, you also quote the first part. It is solely MY discretion about using any email sent to me about this blog, regardless of the reason it is sent. If not put here in the comment section, and emailed to me to 'get around' the comment section... it is still subject to publication at MY discretion.
And now you know why I did not publish the email, and why I removed your article, as good as it was, from my website. Write me again... I 'd love to publish our correspondence.
And... remember the definition of Editorial Content, ok?
Forgive my sarcasm, regular readers.