Best of the ‘Sphere – rebuttle

I recently got an email from Ruchir of TechnoMoney asking about a post I made called ‘Are you ready for 2008?’. I saw that he had linked back to some popular blogs that I am also a fan of and used his links for the post. No, I am no lawyer but I would think that links do not infringe on copywrite laws. I stated the source and modified the list for my fitting.

Email from TechnoMoney- I request you to remove the post immediately. The content is my copyright and you’re now allowed to reproduce it in any way without my permission.

The email was respectful and though I don’t see any issue with the post, I was going to comply to his wishes from one blogger to another. But TechnoMoney decided to make a post about how violated he felt by the blatant disregard for his work. Granted, I must admit his Best of the Sphere posts are great for readers to see what else is being talked about and I always see at least one site that had otherwise escaped my search for the best blogging sites.

The only difference between his and my post is that he removed links to TechnoMoney and inserted his instead.

Ruchir, stop your crying. I didn’t remove your links and add my own, all the links direct to other sites. Hence the name links. Imitation is the best form of flattery and there was NO malicious intent to harm you or your beautiful blog in any way. Links are just links. I’m not planning on copying your hard work and displaying it as my own. Can’t we all just get along?



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2 thoughts on “Best of the ‘Sphere – rebuttle

  • January 2, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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    The only reason I send the mail is because you hadn’t cited my blog as the source. Those posts might be “just links” for you but I spend utpo 2 hrs sometimes on looking for nicely written articles. And I really don’t like anything scraped without any citation that I spend 2 hours working on. Yes, imitation is the best form of flattery but that doesn’t mean I start copying some guy’s link posts, without permission…

    I never felt violated, just a tad bit angry. I never feel violated even if someone copied my whole post. Just not worth the stress.

    Anyways, I didn’t mean anything bad by the post. Maybe I should have emailed you first. I was just in the happy mood and thought it kind of weird and funny that someone had copied my roundup posts, so I decided to publish the post.

    “Can’t we all just get along?”

    Yes, we sure can…

  • January 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm
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    LOL…we are friends now. Ruchir keep up the great blog. I’ll site it more often.

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