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A Copyright Trap

It never seizes to amaze me the hard work people will go through to try and prove a point. I imagine that every single subject has been written about 1000 times over and is there really a new plot in a book.  The only things that are truly different are probably the details.

So when I read the information about copyright traps I began to wonder how many “traps” I had taken as truth. If it’s okay to put a trap in the work does that change the value of the work, because you clearly put something in the article that was not accurate. It is definitely food for thought. 

One of the more interesting examples of copyright trapping was a small town by the name of Agloe, New York. Mapmakers put the nonexistent town on the map. It was a combination of the names of the two map makers.

In the end, the joke was on them. A store was built there and for a time the town became real. When the store closed so did the town.

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    Do you think you have ever been tricked by a copyright trap?

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    Do you always trust your source?

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  1. I actually read copyright law. So many times you’ll see some fool posting about an image you use and the fact that it is ‘breach of copyright’. One can use images when it is ‘fair comment’. When you take no credit for the image, when you get it on line not from a private account.

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