Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Plagiarism

Sadly, some person, ostensibly from BWNVVA, has copied the previous blog entry and posted it in several places on the Internet, while attributing it to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association.   That is plagiarism.

This blog has no connection to BWNVVA. I would offer this link as proof of the plagiarized post with the BWNVVA insignia.

Nor does this blog have any connection with the offending blog, the Agent Orange Zone blog. 

http://agentorangezone.blogspot.com/2010/10/vet-killers-list.html

We have taken steps now to prevent this from happening again. Unfortunately it will hurt those who have legitimately asked for and been given permission to publish copies of the VNVets posts. Other arrangements will have to be made.

In the meantime we will be filing a copyright infringement complaint against the Agent Orange Zone Blog under the Digital Millenium Copyrights Act and with Blogger.

We do not have anything against others spreading the word, but we do object to them doing so without permission, without attribution and while assigning a link to an organization that is not connected to this blog.

Plagiarism is theft, pure and simple. It is against the law. Please be responsible and report it when you see it, and do not patronize either the websites that do it, or sponsors that advertise on those websites.

We would expect the BWNVVA will find who is misusing their logo, and possibly join in the copyright suit with us.

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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