Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Why you shouldn't lift things from the web

Here's a warning to everyone: Don't just lift material from the internet for publication. Apart from the copyright issues, many things flying around the ethernet are, as we all know, simply not genuine. This week an American TV channel ran an item about the CIA sex scandal. It showed David Petraeus's mistress Paula Broadwell and flashed up a copy of her autobiography of Petraeus, called All In. Only problem is someone downloaded a doctored book cover - which changed the name to All Up In My Snatch. Ouch.

And a second warning: whatever you are publishing, whether it is copy, a caption, a graphic, or an image, read it thoroughly first.
You can see the video here and there are more great examples of things taken from the internet that shouldn't have been on Charles Apple's blog. 

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