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namelss i just hate it when people write something and then write under it "copyright". yeah, so its not yours-if you you're gonna copy someone else's words, at least give him credit, like his name or something but "copyright" is really useless. 000117
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bob copyup? copydown... 000117
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Q putting "copyright" or the equivalent at the end of a piece means it IS yours and nobody else is supposed to copy it, modify it, translate it, or the like without your permission

you're right, though, about posting of others' work. if somebody posts a large fraction of another's piece of work, permission should first be obtained from the copyright owner of the copyright in the work (if it has not expired) and, in any case, the person whose work it is should be acknowledged by name as the author.
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sean something we all violate at least 78.4 times in our lives. he he. 000130
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daxle Almost all of our thoughts and ideas have already been formulated by someone else. You can't avoid plagiarism. And really, no one had a good reason to care besides people who are making money on ideas and professors who believe suffering is good for you. 000214
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marjorie little symbols repeating with passing time
yours his hers mine
i couldn't care less
as long as it gets said
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Zero Bah!!! Never give the bastards credit! Just use their work until you get caught then swear likehell that it's all a big "Misunderstanding" 000219
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who copywrong? 000226
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birdmad someone told me once that there are only sixty-three genuinely unique and original ideas in the universe and that everything else is just a variation on one of those themes.

so here i am repeating it.

go figure.
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fairydust i said it! i did it! i own it, it's mine, mine, mine!!! 000506
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t a way of discouraging really obvious (and thus mostly uninteresting) subconscious active plagiarism 000509
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Wayne Abra
ca
dabra

copyright 2000
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Anthony Fennell the fact is thatnot all of our ideas have been thought of by others. mayeb a few have though the same, but not everyone. If you can't write don't copy. That's what it is for! I am a published author of a fantasy fiction story and there is nothing like mine anywhere. It more than mystics and magic, sword play and doom. Anyone who does not support copyrights is well a midget lover who visits old folks homes to hit on the old ladies because they can't rememebr what sick things they did to them. 000612
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gwyllynnethecaffeinated copyleft? 000719
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Aaron umm can i write this without getting sued? 000805
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Liquid Goblin nope... you getin sued now. :P 000815
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Rainer Claiming copyright is useless 'cause noone would bother after you're dead. And if you're human, you'll die pretty soon, your maximum livespan is 120years.

You'd better not forget you're mortal.
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Rainer btw...wayne, abra ca dabra is copyright Jesus Christ..it was mentioned in the Bible often enough..I wonder if HE will claim his right on judgement day. 001010
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Wayne Hey, thanks for setting me straight.

THIS one is original:

A
bra
cada
bra

copyright 2001
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tourist To understand correctly.
As in a transmission of information.
Do you copy?

Over.
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Rainer anyone claiming copyright for something that can't be protected from bein copied at least makes me shake my head 010207
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johnny west copytesticle?
copydum?
copious?
right!!!
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Aimee wouldn't copywrong be the opposite of copyright, or would it be copyleft? 010310
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alberta copywriting anything you put here, on this international platform is not going to work. you cannot ban international licence simply by writing underneath it copyright 2000.
just wishful thinking, and what is even more optimistic is the thought that anybody would take the things written here and use them for personal gain. not going to happen, sorry boys and girls, must try harder.
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paste! my invention camel stole the light from the desert and then the water from the bad advocates 010430
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terr timshy tumshy 010503
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oh pee um oh yeah ?
well, personally
i think it's better to share
as if you could put a price on words !!!
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do you? I'm sure if someone puts copyright on the bottom of something, it makes no difference to the person copying the writing. they don't care, seriously 010716
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psychedelic retard Centerville
A real nice place to raise your kids up
Centerville
It's really neat!

Churches
Churches
And liquor stores
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piercedjenny some people put copyright under their words if they've been through the fight of having to prove their thoughts their own, their words their own. copyright shouldn't be taken for standoffishness or anything, rather protectiveness 011112
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mike what does that say about the world if you say something and then have to prove you said it.

there is no genuine trust left to us just an imitation ...

someone must have forgot to copyright it.
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mike besides

if someone copies what you wrote, what did they really take you from you anyway? anything? the emotion, the feeling that inspired that moment of creation is yours. the applause is just a byproduct
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Gerald 020124
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cube Personally, i find copyright notices insulting. The annoyance immediately wipes away any good feelings i may have had about the authors' work. The author is saying, in effect, "i don't trust you" and/or "my work is so much better than anything you could create".

Well, f_ck you too. In future, please place the copyright notice at the top of the piece so i don't have to be subjected to your insecurities...
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you copywrong 020223
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reitoei its all about money and its sickening. how can society flourish if there are boundaries on information transfer? 020223
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ponder on this
What if I took the copyright to the word copyright? HA HA
What if I pissed all over that piece of paper of yours and said now that deserves to be copyrighted?
Can you put a copyright on your DNA?
Maybe it will be invisible on your forehead or hand. Now that is a copyright.
Someone stole one of my sculptures that was being displayed publicly. I found out who did it, and trust me , they paid for it in more ways than one.
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Mateo I just came back from copyrighting the whole alfabet. So pay up people. 020224
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sagesse ironically, someone should look up

postmodernism
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stork daddy everything i've ever written or said under this name or any other name and even the things i said that someone might've thought was cool but i forgot....they're all copyrighted...i don't wanna hear anyone else use them...don't even utter hello in a way similar to mine...ya hear? 020507
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lobsterman open yourself up to the universe, everything you are is an endless reformation of ancient changing structures 020507
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stork daddy oh go slam your pissbrains in a sliding glass door you innocous viral fib. I've had enough of your spouting off words unfit to think about let alone preserve, i'd rip off your tongue if it wasn't in your fingers, so instead i'll just mock you to silence. 2020 020507
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lobsterman look at me and live like me,
i've created poetry,
and it is fun and it is free,
and it is good for you to be.
And anyone who wants to have it.
Can.
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stork daddy Who in their copyright minds would want that ridiculous drivel?

here is a poem

From my walls it sprang,
and in your mind it rang,
but it is still MY thang!

So it'll carry my walls with it,
to protect my chance of profit,
should anyone buy into my shit.

The end.

If i were you i'd take the new breakthroughs you've made in being LAME to the patent office you petulant hermaprhodite crossdresser...yeah...figure that one out!
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stork daddy 2002 020507
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Dafremen Ok, just to make this VERY clear. If you publicly display something that you have written and it appears with your name and a date before anyone else displays it publicly or copyrights it(and you can prove it), you have legal grounds to the copyright, no matter what. Anyone trying to copyright it before you COULD get the copyright, UNTIL you found out and sued them to smithereenies. So much for putting the WORD "COPYRIGHT" on your brainchildren. Course, then again...there might be an ego to contend with, in which case, disregard that last sentence. 020602
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stid copyright infringement is your best
entertainment value
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stork daddy i infringed some lenient copyright just being born. i've got combinations no one's ever seen. i've got...high hopes...i've got high hopes...haha public domain bitch. like the word sucker and the word hello and the word goodbye. but not the sentence public domain suckers saying hello and goodbye and told later they're words. 020814
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Kitten When I put my poetry on Blather I don't copyright it, but everywhere else I do. I am a published poet and its kind of important.
But when I put poetry on here, I want people to read it and use it. Whether it touches them on a deeper level and they want to keep it for themselves, or they think its shit and want to show it to their friends for a good laugh.

What do I care! That's what poetry is all about isn't it? Getting seen, being read?
As long as they acknowledge that its mine then I couldn't give a shit.
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mclusky copyright infringement is your best entertainment value 020831
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onetinsloth the DMCA ownz j00!!!!

the simple act of putting "copyright" and then a year isn't actually copyrighting something. you have to go to some special place or something to get it actually, legally copyrighted.
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Rhin www.Ioc.gov/copyright.com

The Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000

202-707-3000/6737
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kss this probably stems from the
blather_published
hallabaloo that floated around for a while. People may be afraid they will not get props/$$$ if any of this were someday claimed as the "property" of blather's owners/creators.

I agree it's annoying. but, I guess if people really think their words might be worth something, it's understandable. if the situation ever arisies, I just walk in there with a gun 'negotiate' my fair share... heh heh.
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Kitten Is it still there????? 021113
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shorlove Iraq? 030422
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Dafremen Ok, I thought I'd made it clear, but apparently not. You do NOT have to go to some special place. You do not have to write to Washington DC. What you have to do is create a hardcopy (of some sort) of your literary idea and have some way of proving when you created it. Blather fulfills both of these requirements for you. Although legally registering your copyright goes a long way toward avoiding infringment, it is not necessary as the mere appearance of your work prior to the date that any infringer used it would be sufficient to prove your claim to the copyright. If you wrote it here, it's legally your copyrighted material. 030422
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User24 there's no way newdream can prove that the 'User24' in their logs actually corresponds with the man under the assumed identity, 'User24', who is taking them to court, assuming they've kept the server logs in a reliable, tamper proof place, for that amount of time, which to be honest, ain't likely. 030922
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oldephebe is a tech inept couldn't they follow the unique signature every computure leaves and trace it back to the actual person who used the sobriquet 'User-24'? 030922
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oldephebe is a tech inept couldn't they follow the unique signature every computure leaves and trace it back to the actual person who used the sobriquet 'User-24'? 030922
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User24 not really, even if they could prove that the particuar entry was made by my IP address, there's never any guaruntee (sp?) that someone wasn't spoofing it (pretending to be me)

In order to prove beyond doubt, you'd need to have:

a) the IP address stored against each entry, along with date and time

b) corresponding logs from my ISP, stating that I did upload the information to blather

... I think that's it.. it wouldn't be too hard
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oldephebe yea..i think that was what i was trying to convey but being such a tech inept..well you cleared it up..thanx
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User24 either way, I'm no-one to complain about breach of copyright, what with my mp3_collection being what it is (oh, and the 35 films I've downloaded, including Finding Nemo, released Oct 10 in the UK; well worth watching, it's great (gotta love the turtles, dude)) 030923
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Lemon_Soda Just a stupid way to inhibit progress. 030924
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ignore this besides, even if you did 'copyright' your words here, and somehow it was all legally perfect, you've still then got to read everything anyone ever writes, to make sure it's not the same as what you've copyrighted, now besides the fact that I don't think most people here could afford an international law suit, I also don't think anyone here has the time to make sure their works aren't getting illegally copied from blather.

In addition to this, you'd have to eat cakes until you burst in order to become as fat as the fat cats running the operation, so there's really no point.
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blister gah!

enough with the copywriting, people! you've got it wrong. are any of you going to publish this stuff?

i'm getting tired of reading this at the end of everyone's messages, written by people who are too absorbed in their own ego.

sorry if i'm being an idiot.
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uow you have the right to copy write 040912
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my bad Copyright?
copywrong.
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ergo ideas_as_as_offerings 091201
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. COPYLEFT 100929
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ergo copyfree 101016
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