The h2g2 Post 04.10.10
Created | Updated Oct 4, 2010
We all know that things we publish on the www may be used by others. So far, so good. But why people think they can just use somebody else's work without admitting it wasn't them who wrote/drew/composed it is a mystery. It's not difficult to include a link to the source you took an article/photo/drawing etc from. However, there are those people who don't care. Some, because they don't know any better, and others because they think that since they found it on the public domain anyway, it is not necessary. That is bad enough, but it is worse that the BBC seems to be worried about being sued if an author names and shames the 'idea thieves'. This is worrying. The signal it sends to me, is that those who don't care about the law in the first place afterwards use it to make their wrong right, and win. I admit I don't have much trust in the German legal system, and by the looks of it, the British system isn't much better. Dark times are lying ahead of us if I am right.
But on to more pleasant things: I spent a wonderful Sunday making a tour in a covered waggon, with friends and family, through the small town of Zwingenberg and its surrounding vineyards; tasting some local wine during the course of the 2.5 hour tour. The weather was lovely, sunny and warm, like in summer. Before leaving, I had given my son instructions on how to cook dinner. He managed to cook a great dinner, although he said that everything that could go wrong went wrong. Still, he somehow saved it in the end, so I didn't have to go to bed hungry. Not that I was hungry on arriving, because our friend had provided us with some superb tea after the tour. I still had some dinner which my son had cooked for us.
Below, you'll find the fascinating articles our writers have come up with for your enjoyment. So here is, hot off the press, our latest issue of the Post. Enjoy.
|PICKING UP THE GAUNTLET|
|WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM THE DAYS OF YORE?|
|50 WAYS TO FIGHT BUGS|
|FASCINATION STEAM ENGINE|
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