Must be prudent to state this again as I’ve spent a little time filling in takedown notices to people who are cropping the watermark off my images and claiming them as their own.
- Why in the heel would you want to pretend to be me?
- What is the problem with leaving the watermark on my images? It’s now forced me to watermark over the good bits. The whole journal is covered by copyright law and anything used from here and not credited to me, whether it’s watermarked or not … cannot be used without my written consent, or permission. When it is, it must be credited to me.
- I am open and I share all my stuff with the public for no cost … why block me from your profiles so I can’t see that you are using my images and claiming them as your own? Ummmm. WTF? Are you seriously that desperate for a bit of love? You could chose someone less prickly than I am then to assume the identity of.
- I think I’m well enough known by now that when others come across false profiles and my work claimed as their own, I am immediately contacted and we put the thing right.
So, here it goes – lifted directly from the page with the title Copyright, Quality and Plagiarism…
I thought I would make a note about the information provided to you in this journal and the Ballet Heels Tutorial found at Ballet-Heels. While some of the concepts are not new and that is acknowledged in the correct way – the collective body of work is covered by a copyright licence that belongs to me.
To make plain what this license means is that you can use the content here on your own website etc – but you cannot change the words, or paraphrase them without crediting me and linking to where you found the information, [in an online situation]. It is then considered to be plagiarizing my concepts and words.
Quite importantly, paraphrasing, or simply put, saying what I said in other words is also plagiarism without acknowledging me as the source. It’s in reality, all about who got what down first under protection of a copyright licence. Since over two years have passed since I wrote the How to ballet heels concept anything that looks similar to it, is a plagiarism of it. It’s really as simple as that.
My attention has been drawn to another site by a mate of mine. Even though the entry is poorly written and hard to understand; the basic concept is mine. The owner has not attributed any of the information to me. I believe the reason given, (albeit thinly veiled as most of its insults aimed at me are), is because I don’t own a pay-site. o_0
The other site directly copies a quote of mine regarding my “using ballet heels like you using sneakers or tennis shoes” and “can walk in shoes without a platform with 20cm heels” – we’d all love to see this … just goes to prove the IP address visiting here so very often is actually taking notice of what is here and considering it intently enough, to use phrases and concepts of mine. Yeh, and you don’t know who I am. LMAO
I actually invest a couple of hundred dollars a year to maintain the domain name of this site, the video capability and the layout. I pay for my sites, oh yes I do.
I have no idea why a pay-gate should make a difference at all. I have Creative Commons licences over both the journals and there is nothing in the law that says that those making fiscal gains are the only people able to access copyright protection over their work.
Just because you don’t pay to read it, doesn’t mean the content hasn’t been considered carefully by the Author. There is plenty of well written and researched copyrighted content on the intarwebz available for all to read without having to pay.
In my case, it doesn’t mean I don’t care about my body of work because there’s no pay gate on the site. I care enough to put it all out there for free access to all. I think that shows that the investment I have in what I do is not for financial gain, but to assist my community as much as I can. I take the risks with cutting a pair of perfectly good ballet heels to make a tutorial so you can see how it’s done. I pull apart corsets so you can see what’s really inside – and why you should demand better product or lower prices!!!
I watch my community – and see what I can do to alleviate the common stresses, such as how to cut your ballet heels, a simple way of making a pony boot or providing a simple set of exercises for basic flexibility to help you with your shoe wearing. I don’t expect anyone to follow it religiously, however, credit should be given, where credit is due.
I’m not here to flog other people’s goods and services or assert that any one country makes a better product than the other – as a fine example a product can be made in China or any other country for that matter, but if its parts are constructed and sold in Germany they are able to claim its origin is German [links to an example story] and label it “Made in Germany”.
Smoke and mirrors and loop-holes in the law. Many countries can do this. Australian law is different in the regard that we have to list where the parts came from and can’t claim any Australian status unless the product is completely sourced and made in Australia. ”Assembled in Australia” indicates the parts were not made in Australia but was put together here – eg bags of nuts can be assembled in Australia, it’s defined as “packaged” in Australia with products from foreign sources, usually named. ”Assembled in [insert name of manufacturing country] with Australian products indicates the source product, say sheepskin for ugg boots is Australian, but the manufacturing origin, is not. ”Proudly Australian” means Australian owned, but doesn’t denote where the product is made or sourced and is misleading. Anyway the laws are really tight here.
Simply because a product is made in China or another developing nation, such as India, doesn’t mean it’s a substandard product. A lot of the top end designer’s product is made in China. And apparently, it is considered quality stuff, because they are designer labeled and have an association with a company name with a history of producing quality goods.
This Euro snobbery is getting ridiculous considering that most surviving global businesses have product made in other parts of the world. It’s all due to a simple concept involving shareholders, profit and loss and is governed by the global economic and trading system.
The funny thing is, what motivated me to write this entry, apart from a focus on not plagiarising in my Assignments, was being advised my detractors who accuse me of copying them since, oh…2008, are actually guilty of honest to god, true plagiarism of my work! As I went and had a look see, I determine they are right. Ha. Funny!!!! :-D It’s this sort of irony that makes a day, into a fabulous day for me. A bit of vindication doesn’t hurt either…
Walking in high heels, or walking itself, is not a new concept. I think most of the human species are bipeds before they reach 2 years of age. Walking videos in high heels and ballet boots cannot be claimed as being the domain of only one person, or a certain geographic group. Let us cast our minds back to before a lot of us were born. Men were watching, photographing and filming women walking in high heel shoes, paired with lingerie, tight skirts and tightly nipped waistlines, since, oh..when they could!!!! Prior to that perhaps, the event was recorded in hand drawn artworks and later became inspiration for paintings, if you will.
There seems to be some trouble with certain folk within the fetish community as a whole acknowledging the skills or words of others, without a double edged barbed comment or the ever popular “feigning ignorance as to whom ‘that’ person might be”. Must be how all the “cool kids” are doing it these days.
Life is a funny thing, isn’t it?
Have a great day,