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Friday, July 13, 2007

Visiting from Timberbuysell.com? Please read.

Use of copyrighted material by Timberbuysell.com




If you are visiting from Timberbuysell.com, welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy reading some of the articles here, and I invite you to return often.

I want to make you aware that Timberbuysell.com republished my article, "Principles of good forestry from 1923" without permission. After I made two requests, they removed the article.

When a website states that it is copyrighted with "All rights reserved," it means that republishing material from that site without permission is illegal. A link back to the site the material was taken from is not a substitute for written permission to republish.

While I understand that Timberbuysell.com is a non-profit corporation with a benevolent purpose, it is not above the law, either in the regular world or in the cyber world.

Timberbuysell.com was apparently not aware that copyright law applies to the republishing of intellectual property on the internet by non-profit organizations. I received apologies from both Mr. Craig Rawlings and Nora McDougall-Collins.


NOTE: I have updated this post from its original content to reflect the current status of my issue with Timberbuysell.com. The offer of assistance in the comment from Jonathan Bailey (thank you, Jonathan!) was made before Timberbuysell.com removed my article. Jonathan Bailey writes the blog Plagiarism Today which deals with copyright and the internet. It is an excellent resource that I have consulted many times.

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2 comments -- please add yours:

Jonathan Bailey said...

Dear Genevieve,

I am very sorry to hear about what has happened to you and I can definitely sympathize with your plight. As someone who has shut down well over 500 plagiarists, I know well of your ordeal.

I looked into your situation a bit and it appears that it can easily be resolved. TimberBuySell.com is hosted by an American company known as Interland and they have a DMCA policy in place. You could, if you wished, file a DMCA notice and easily get your content removed.

If you wish, I can help you with that process. Feel free to send me an email and I will gladly see what I can do.

I hope that you are doing well and I am sorry again to hear that this has happened to you.

Genevieve said...

Thanks, Jonathan. They have now removed my article from their site, but I really appreciate your offer to help!

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Print references I frequently consult

Benvie, Sam. Encyclopedia of North American Trees. Buffalo, NY: Firefly, 2000.

Brockman, C. Frank. Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification. Ed. Herbert S. Zim. New York: Golden, 1986.

Cliburn, Jerry, and Ginny Clomps. A Key to Missouri Trees in Winter: An Identification Guide. Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri, 1980.

Collingwood, G. H., Warren David Brush, and Devereux Butcher. Knowing Your Trees. Washington: American Forestry Association, 1978.

Dirr, Michael. Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: an Illustrated Encyclopedia. Portland, Or.: Timber, 1997.

Elias, Thomas S. The Complete Trees of North America; Field Guide and Natural History. New York: Book Division, Times Mirror Magazines, 1980.

Grimm, William Carey. The Book of Trees;. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1962.

Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America: a Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1988.

Little, Elbert L. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees. New York: Chanticleer, 1996.

Martin, Alexander C., Herbert S. Zim, and Arnold L. Nelson. American Wildlife and Plants. New York: McGraw Hill, 1951.

Mitchell, Alan F., and David More. The Trees of North America. New York, NY: Facts On File Publications, 1987.

Randall, Charles E. Enjoying Our Trees. Washington: American Forestry Association, 1969.

Settergren, Carl D., and R. E. McDermott. Trees of Missouri. Columbia: University Extension, 1995.

Sternberg, Guy, and James W. Wilson. Native Trees for North American Landscapes: from the Atlantic to the Rockies. Portland: Timber, 2004.

Wharton, Mary E., and Roger W. Barbour. Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky. Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1973.

Wyman, Donald. Trees for American Gardens. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

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