ALL CONTENT ON THIS BLOG IS THE PROPERTY OF GETTING PAST YOUR PAST PRODUCTIONS AND IT MAY NOT BE COPIED NOR DUPLICATED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE OWNER, SUSAN J. ELLIOTT. DO NOT COPY ALL OR A LARGE PORTION OF ANY POST OR I WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION.
This morning I had to send 5 emails to various websites and blogs and MySpace pages that have copied word-for-word posts from here without crediting me or the blog. It seems I have to do this every few days and it becomes tedious. The next time it happens I’m posting the offender’s email here and everyone can write to them to tell them to stop it. I average between 3000 and 5000 readers per day so if even a portion of those readers hits the infringer, they will have a swell time cleaning out their mail box. The next step will be (I’m a lawyer after all) court. I have a bar card (3 actually) and I’m not afraid to use it. The only other alternative would be to shut the blog down and I do not want to do that.
Also please do not paste ENTIRE POSTS of mine somewhere else even with credit. PLEASE just post a snippet and a link back to here. It’s not nice to cut and past entire posts of a blog (mine or anyone’s) somewhere else Please don’t do it.
A reader alerted me to the fact that a post on another website basically rewrote When The Person You Love Doesn’t Love You and cited this blog as a “source.” This person also said that “a friend” said “reject the rejector” and she just happened to put it in. I say, uh uh. I am drafting the letter to this person in a legal way but I want to put this here.
When The Person You Love Doesn’t Love You is one of the most popular posts on GPYP and has been lifted on several websites.
I pour my heart and soul into this blog and I have to post this:
All of the posts on this blog are original GPYP postings authored and copyrighted by Susan J. Elliott, Esq. The expression “Reject the rejector” is an original GPYP quote and the trademark application is pending. If you use this expression without crediting, it is a trademark violation.
If you take significant portions of this post, it is plagiarism. If you rewrite it in your words but still follow the same outline and sentiment it is PLAGIARISM.
If you repost it without crediting it to Susan J. Elliott, Esq., it is copyright infringement and is actionable under the laws of these United States. Please review my copyright policy. As an attorney, I will enforce my legal rights aggressively.
I try to credit the original sources when I quote them (Melody Beattie, John James, Stephen Levine, Lou Tice etc etc) and have asked people to let me know if I write something or say something that comes from someplace else and I have not credited it.
I expect others to do the same.
Thank you to alert readers!!!!