Last night a reader brought to my attention that one of my personal stories in this post HERE was taken from this site and posted on Craigslist in their jokes category without my permission or being credited to me.
Be advised that if it was written by me and appears on my site, it is my property. A copyright exists from the moment the work is created (fixed in a tangible medium). This is the reason that when you see an article or story on my site, you don’t see the entire story – you get a lead-in and a link to where the story appears. This is to insure that the authors and owners get proper credit for their work.
I am in the process of going through all my stories, at the urging of my readers, and compiling them for publication. Please understand that if a story is distributed online without my permission or crediting me before it appears in my book, it has the potential to harm my credibility.
I do not know who this person is and I don’t want to know because I’m sure that this is just a simple misunderstanding. I have flagged the Craiglist post for a copyright violation but I’d like to ask that whoever put it up pull it voluntarily.
Thanks for your understanding.

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16 Responses to Whoops

  1. Nwoldude says:

    It wasn’t me.

  2. Exile1981 says:

    Why would someone put up a joke on craigslist? I thought it was just a site for selling junk.

  3. fjord says:

    some douche constantly posts your stuff on voat without even changing the header.

  4. OyeVe! luis says:

    Me either… We would NEVER harm your credibility (sic)
    God, I’m cracking up here!

  5. John Deaux says:

    Understood and totally understandable, that’s why I send the link to your site when pass on something from here to a friend.
    Good luck with the book

  6. ExpatNJ says:

    Not here, either. Would never use Craigslist no matter what after all news stories about the cr@p and criminals on there.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Me neither. If a reader hadn’t brought it to my attention I’d have never known.
      What’s really starting to piss me off though is that even after I asked nicely for the person that posted it to take it down, it’s still up.

  7. CC says:

    We got about 6″ in th HC. The dog & cats weren’t buying the shit at all

  8. RTinWeimar says:

    Did I just hear you say you’re finally going to write the book?

    • Wirecutter says:

      I’m getting all my true story posts from both blogs together and compiling them in a somewhat chronological order. It shouldn’t be too much longer.

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