Monday, May 4, 2015

The Grinch that Stole Christmas in July!


I received an interesting comment over the weekend from an Anonymous follower:

"thought you would like to know that an facebook page is stealing your stuff and not giving you credit https://www.facebook.com/CTC2011?fref=nf"

I wasn't sure what the anonymous commenter meant  - until I visited this Facebook account and saw that they had completely copy and pasted in their timeline (in probably 2 seconds), the "Christmas in July" Hallmark schedule, which took me over an hour to put together. I was so excited to find all the Hallmark Christmas movies and share them here with all of you! And, that is my goal, to share it - with others... however, I would have preferred they had simply shared a link to my site, instead of copying directly from me.

I am trying to contact the owner of this Facebook account, via e-mail, and kindly ask them to remove my list, and share a link to my site, instead.

If any of you, would like to ask, via Facebook, that would be great. Here's a direct link, to the posting:
https://www.facebook.com/CTC2011/posts/1121034637921965

Please ask them to remove the Christmas in July schedule, and share a link to my site, instead:
http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2015/05/christmas-in-july-2015-schedule-hallmark-channel.html

I appreciate all your help with my site and it is always my goal to give credit where credit is due.

Thank you all, Net

13 comments:

  1. Ah, Net, but your blog represents your calling, ordained by God, Almighty, Himself! That's why you received a "Heads Up" to what was happening. Nobody does it better than you and we all know your time and efforts are driven by love!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda... for being such a good friend and a light of encouragement!

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  2. Asked them to remove their list and share your link!!!
    Thanks for sharing all this great information with us : )

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    1. Thank you for your support, lbianc! It means so much to me! :)

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  3. Boo!! Not sure how you do this... I am sure an IT person could help you. But I know you can make your page not right clickable. That way they can not steal (copy/paste) your stuff.

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  4. If I had facebook, I would let them know it is wrong to copy somebody else's site. It's not right and we appreciate all the great movie information you give us day by day, week after week. Please don't be discouraged.

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  5. While I absolutely understand and respect your frustration, and agree it is very poor netiquette to copy-paste text from someone else's site without even a simple attribution or "thanks to" notation, this is NOT copyright infringement. The information is public and accessible; it is a published schedule, not unique, created content. If they had pasted one of your movie reviews, and represented it as their own then, yes, that is infringing. But lifting a schedule from a third party, no matter how long it took you to enter, is simply poor form, not against any laws. Again, I am in no way saying it was right to simply cut and paste your work, just clarifying the terminology.

    If things like Hallmark’s schedule were actually copyrighted, it would be by the Hallmark Channel themselves and this site would actually be in violation and couldn’t share the information we all enjoy.

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    1. You are correct. It is not copyright infringement, and I personally, never referred to it, as such. As you said, and I agree, it is very poor netiquette. Must say, I like this play on words!

      I don't wish to be disagreeable with whoever runs this Facebook page... I just would simply like to request that instead of copying my site- they add a link, in the future. Thank you for being understanding.

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  6. also that page owner has posted it on others of her pages such as https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasANDHalloween?fref=nf
    https://www.facebook.com/holidaycorner812

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  7. I shared the link on the countdown to Christmas Facebook page (I didn't copy the blog just posted the link).

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  8. I agree with you. thank you again for all you do.

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  9. sad part ,she seems not to care , she still has the stolen post up

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  10. This is really a wonderful post.

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