I noticed last week that two of my posts had pingbacks on them, and following them brought me to the WorkZine, which has the tag-line “the news by you”. It just seems to be a load of random posts from all over the world. Some work obviously goes into it by somebody, as both of my posts are tagged “office incidents” and one is also tagged “humour central”, neither of which are tags that I’ve ever used. The posts are both by “Admin”, although down at the bottom it does say “from Tin Man”. That is not my name, it’s like calling someone “Step Hen”.
The WorkZine’s Twittering in the right hand column announces that it has received visitors from 123 out of 196 of the world’s officially recognised countries, which makes the fact that neither of my posts have received any comments quite hurtful.
Their use of my posts doesn’t bother me, in .fact I’m fascinated by how they came across them and why they decided to use them, but it did bring home the fact that I make no mention of copyright anywhere on my blog, so people are free to take any of my posts and use them as their own should they suddenly feel the urge to be ignored by 123 countries all at once.
So you will see that I have added a copyright notice at the side of the blog, and here I must make a confession. I had no idea what to write, so I cut-and-pasted the one from Sarsm’s blog.
I’m not sure if you have a copyright on your copyright notice, Sarsm, but if you do I apologise, and at least I am giving you full and clear credit, as
your our notice says I should.
Ironically, at the bottom of the WorkZine website it says “Copyright © the WorkZine 2011. All rights reserved.”
I hope I’m not in trouble.