http://thehorsediary.net/ does not work.
http://thehorsediary.net/ does not work.
You know the original quote was from Bugs Bunny, right?
"Falling Hare," 1943: Here's the whole thing: http://www.dekhona.com/cartoons-anim...deos/eiejbvtoo
I always give credit to my sources.
If it is Trinityapp's work, then she has a right to be pissed that it's being spread around without her permission (not saying she has handled it in a great way though). But in reality, it's just a sappy piece of dribble written in a most mediocre way as is the majority of the crap passed around the internet.
Having said that - and I get the due diligence & vigilance in wanting to keep one's writing off porn sites, and the like - what about Pinterest??? If someone finds the piece, is impressed by the sentiment, and then pins it to one of their boards, what then? It is then shared with all their followers, cross posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Lord only knows where else. How do all these folks fit the definition of criminal or thief because they wanted to share something they found on the Internet - something that doesn't show any copyright or have an author attributed? Perhaps keeping all of one's intellectual property locked away is the best option if the sharing or discussion of one's intellectual property is going to incite this type of reaction. Many of us understand guarding our ideas. (After having my ideas shot down by my superiors at a national brand only to see them successfully implemented a few months later under someone else's name...yeah, I get circling the wagons around one's ideas.)
As to how the writer is dealing with this....a writer should understand the power of words. I wouldn't be wading back into this with any response otherwise. Sugar instead of vinegar. A suggestion: "Folks I'm so flattered that you are enjoying this piece however it is copyrighted and...blah, blah, blah...Breyer...blah blah blah. Again, thanks for kind words about my piece, but please understand that it needs to be removed from the thread. I mean no ill will, but I've contacted the moderators."
After reading some of this lady's tirades toward those who have unwittingly violated her copyright and misappropriated her masterpiece, and of course reading said masterpiece (legally, of course .. On the Breyer web site where it is undoubtedly garnering her massive royalties with each click) I have reached only one logical conclusion.
She apparently didn't grow up with horses.
tabula rashah - as with much in life, everything is relative. You absolutely have a right to call it as you see it.
FWIW - I just logged into FB and on my newsfeed several people are sharing "A Father's Essay..." Do we all have an obligation, be informed at this point, to go onto the sharer's pages and admonish/correct them....
Just read the article... and I'm wondering...
Trinityapp, do you have issues with piercings and hair colors? My hair has been purple, red, blue, and green. At my barn, one of the best riders there (who is female) has a mohawk, tattoos, and piercings. Yet she is definitely one of my inspirations, she is so soft and light in the saddle and understanding to the horse. It seems awfully close-minded to judge people who are expressing themselves via the color of their hair and piercings.Quote:
I started thinking about some of the girls we knew in our town who were already pregnant, pierced in several places, hair every color under the sun, drop outs, drug addicts and on the fast track to no-where, seeking surface identities because they had no inner self esteem.
Gotta agree PonyPeep - it's not particularly inspiring or insightful to equate hair color with drug abuse, piercings with (presumably unwanted, teen) pregnancy.
Guess I'll just sell my house and horses, quit my great job, divorce my lovely husband and go buy some smack.
Ummm, You are sorry that this piece was ever shared with anyone but your daughter?
If I recall correctly, three or four years ago you were selling tee shirts, mugs and anything else you could get this printed on through Cafe Press.
The other poster you are thinking of is her sister who is also a blogger. They both have equally lovely personalities.
I beleive this puts it in the public domain.
I am giving credit to the person who researched this
Several years ago I wrote an essay about my first year on the farm. I posted it here on CoTH. It was picked up a lot of places, "author anonymous" and published on a calendar, several magazines, and even in CoTH. The only thing that really bothered me was the anonymous part. I calmly contacted CoTH, and they printed a correction and even offered me some other writing work. It was all very nice. But then, I have been a professional writer since 1978. I don't get too bent out of shape over one little essay. My point is that if you approach most people professionally, they will gladly give you credit and if your work is any good, or if you have more than one little essay, the innocent mistake can be a real door opener. But if you think you only have one essay in you, well, then maybe you over value it in your mind and get a little nuts if you think people are "stealing" the only decent thing you ever did -- or ever will -- write. Too bad.