I recently received my copy of the MBSI Journal and, as I leafed
through it, I was rather surprised to see my name in print as the
author of a one-column report on the Murphy auction! The report was
identical to the report I posted in MMD.
I have no idea how this happened. I thought my post was to my fellow
MMD'ers. No one asked me if it would be okay to use it in the Journal.
(It would have been but I might have changed a few editorial comments!)
So, just a note to all of you that you should carefully think about
what you put in a post, since it is clear that your words could pop up
[ Editor's note:
[ Your article, "Prices at Murphy Auction, Louisville KY", was
[ published in Digest 980405. I'm sorry that it was reprinted
[ elsewhere without consent from you and MMD. Jody will ask the
[ MBSI Publications Committee about it.
[ However, I hope this doesn't discourage our authors from writing.
[ Any newsletter or bulletin is subject to plagiarism: it's a fact
[ of life -- especially on the Internet -- and might be considered a
[ compliment. The US Copyright Laws exist to defend your works.
[ -- Robbie