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Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:53 am 

Today I came across a site that's copied a couple of Runworks articles: www.run0.com . The articles were copied in their entirety and added to the Run0 front page articles. They did include a link back to the original Runworks article at the bottom.

Should I care? Personally I would never copy an entire article from somewhere else this way. Normally I read a source article and then write an original summary/commentary with a link back to the source. In some cases I use the the intro sentence or paragraph from the source as a lead-in, with a link back to the source to read the rest.

Thoughts?


Last edited by Rickshaw on Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:08 pm; edited 1 time in total


mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:02 pm 

I think as long as the link to runworks.com is included it's a good thing. Otherwise, he/she would have summarized the article and used a link to the full text of the original article (as you did) and runworks.com would be missing any traffic generated by it. In the end, you want people to become aware of runworks.com and hopefully participate. If that happens as a result of this then that's great.

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:13 pm 

That's kind of what I thought at first. But a reference to the original article with a link to the full article text on Runworks would still drive more people to runworks.com. Reprinting the entire article on another site doesn't give that site's visitors any reason to come here, since they've already read the complete article on the other site.

In the "real" world of journalism this would definitely never fly... Newsweek would not lift an entire article from Time withouth telling them, and put a note at the bottom saying "* taken from the January 27 issue of Time Magazine". I realize that the world of the web is different, and anyway Runworks certainly isn't Time, but it still doesn't seem quite kosher.


run0


Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:35 pm 

Hi, i'm from run0.com and I want to apologize, I sent you an email about it, please read that. Didn't mean to make anyone mad, just thought they were great articles. I'll remove them if you want. Sorry again

OldManRunner
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
Rochester, NY
Joined: 28 Nov 2004
Posts: 262

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:57 pm 

Imitation is the highest form of flattery...

mfox

South Orange, New Jersey
Joined: 19 Dec 2004
Posts: 367

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:17 pm 

All I see at run0.com is the link to the full text article at NEJM.com, your summary, and the link to runworks.com. I don't see the entire article at run0.com. Did it get removed?

Rickshaw
Runworks 2005 5M Racer
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 26 Nov 2004
Posts: 1157

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:18 pm 

Take a look at this example: http://www.run0.com/News/article/sid=14.html It is the full text of the article I wrote last month about making your own energy gels.

No big worries. I did exchange email with the run0 guy (hi!) and asked him to change it to a summary and a link to the full text on this site instead, which I guess he is working on now.


run0


Joined: 28 Jan 2005
Posts: 2

Re: stolen Runworks content Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:35 pm 

fixed it, great site btw

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