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I am not sure there is a new term for Blog Etiquette so I have coined a couple above…I prefer Bloqiquette personally. The point is I am sure that there is one somewhere and I have read the Bloggers Code of Conduct but it doesn’t seem to answer my questions. I am presently reading Naked Conversations recommended to me by my colleague Ryan Sasaki…he’s just set up his own blog…Ryan’s Blog on NMR Software. The book is a good read but I can’t get anything of value to answer my specific questions.
I am unsure of copyright on my postings. Is it mine or by default for everyone to copy and paste into their own blogs. I’ve seen multiple conversations and my judgment is this is not acceptable. What does this blogging community have to say?
Why do I care? I’ve been in the blogosphere for less than two weeks. And it’s been busy. I’ve learned about trackbacks as acknowledgment of someones thoughts and posts. It seems appropriate to acknowledge. What I’m experiencing though I’ll deem as poaching. Large sections of my posts are being pasted into another blog without my permission, graphics and all. The images are even hot-linked back to the original posting. Now, there is the idea of having some fun and swapping the image out with an annotation of “Grabbed without permission from the ChemSpider Blog”. While fun it’s more entertaining than professional in nature.
I welcome comments and feedback since that is the magic of blogging. What is the right blogiquette re. grabbing large portions of a persons blog to comment rather than posting comments to the original blog?
Since it seems so acceptable I will copy and paste for my discussion about Web 2.0 and ChemSpider.Stumble it!