Thursday, 2 July 2009

And a response to Kat

I received this comment from a fellow blogger (whose website I highly recommended in a previous posting.)

Yes, and I think you might have sourced these Kathimerini articles from my numerous posts on the cost of living, just as you based your other cost of living article on things I compiled.

I have no problem with you, as long as you abide by the rules set forth in my policy, which is based on copyright law and journalistic ethics. Thank you :) -- Kat, author and journalist

I would wish to point out to my colleague that I am not in the habit of stealing content from other web sites. I am a daily reader of the English version of kathimerini and I would assume that I also have a right to use these articles, like anyone else. I await your reponse.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not disputing you have free access to Kathimerini articles. However the articles you referenced are from many months ago. So unless you had this idea from earlier this year, I doubt you sourced these on your own without inspiration from somewhere. It's common courtesy to give attribution where due, or come up with your own ideas.

    It's also common courtesy to answer comments in comments. Pasting a comment on the front page as a separate post makes it look personal and borderline petty, even if it's not.

    Are we colleagues? I've been a professional journalist for 14 years.