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[Posted] January 15, 2001
An Open Letter to Orange Digital Media
To Whom It May Concern:
Yes YOU!! Orange Digital Media Group Pty Ltd (ACN) 093 071 713 24 Moorabool Street Geelong VIC 3220
This morning, surfing over to Zeldman's Daily Report, I saw this posted,
15 January, 2001
Please take the time to inspect the links above. I will be here when you get back.
Jeffery Zeldman is a much kinder and gentler person than I am.
You are thieves and liars.
You are not professionals, You are thieves.
You folks must be having a brain fart. What part of the World Wide Web don't you understand?
Wholesale downloading of text, images, files or design is not Fair Use. It is Theft. Re-publishing it is copyright infringement. And You are Guilty!!
The problem with the 'Borrowing' Defense
'Borrowing' is what you used as an excuse the first time you got caught taking something that was not yours. This usually takes place at an early age and depending on the method of impression used to drive home the point that 'borrowing' is 'stealing' and theft and is not a good thing, determines how you conduct yourself regarding other people's stuff.
A lesson you have not learned.
By publishing Zeldman's article without permission, or attribution, you have committed fraud on your clients. Each of whom I will take the time to contact personally to share this with and to suggest that they have an independant audit of their websites done at your expense to be sure that their site's are not guilty of copyright infringment, image theft, or fraud.
You have not just ripped off Zeldman and Adobe, but you have raped every independant web designer on the planet. With your thoughtless publication you have called into question the credibility and veracity of every independant web developer on the planet.
I am an Independant Web Designer. I will not be abused by you or any other fool who thinks that they can take the cut and paste route of web development.
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