It is an ethical and well accepted practice to give attribution when you take intellectual property. I asked the owner of the Western Pacific Cruise Calendar, Bud MacMurchy, to give attribution for the material that he takes from my website, but he said he doesn’t take anything.
So I posted this phony show (Cadogan) this morning. It doesn’t exist, and neither does the contact. Bud had it listed on his website by 1 pm. My website is protected by copyright, so what he’s doing is stealing. Funny thing is, I offered to share everything if he would simply give attribution.
Somebody downloaded the Cadogan poster from my website at 12:35 pm. The other shows on the below search all seemed to magically appear on Bud’s site today as well.
I spend countless hours compiling the Southern Alberta calendar. Contacting organizers, creating posters, and posting events on the website. Bud simply copies it and uses it for his income-generating website. Most of the people I’ve met in the old car hobby have ethics and integrity, so this is disappointing.
A reader with the same IP address did the following search and download on Feb 9. All these shows magically appeared on Bud’s site the next day.