Friday, February 19, 2010

No Copyright --> Copycat

Hi friends,

I have some sadsies news for you.  I was talking to the my mom and a few other people yesterday, and they suggested that sharing excerpts of my book on a platform as public as my blog is not a good idea because my writing isn't copyrighted, and it would be very easy for some jerkoff to yoink and plagiarize.  So. 
You will recieve no more excerpts from my book.  HOWEVER, feel free to leave me comments asking me some general comments about what it's like, etc, if you're simply dying of Curious George Syndrome.

In the meantime, I'll be back in a couple hours later this afternoon with a real, non-excerpt post.  So so sorry to disappoint!

15 comments:

Maeve said...

Although this post makes me very sad it also makes a lot of sense. I am working on a novel and I don't talk about it to people because I am so scared someone will steal my ideas.

I guess we will all just have to be patient and wait until the book comes out! Of course we will also have to come to a book signing to get your autograph and meet the fabulous Brie in person :-)

Gena said...

I have to agree with your mom. People are already stealing posts from other blogs, so I'm sure they would be more than happy to steal part of your book. Big jerks. Why can't people just be nice?

And I agree with Maeve - I'll wait for your book to come out, then I'll come to your book signing to meet you!

Kerri said...

Sigh. They are right though- I hadn't thought of that. I guess I will have to wait until the book signing like the others. ;)

standing in the rain said...

yeah sounds like a good plan. it's sad that people would do that, but thus is the world these days.

maybe another from the behind bars series? those always crack me up!

t. said...

your mom is a smart cookie. i will (im)patiently wait for the book to be published. in the meantime, 10 points for using the word yoink!

dietcolagirl said...

yay for moms and their smartness :)

brie said...

thanks everyone for being understanding and not meanies about this! haha i will give you ALL autographed copies for your patience. ;)

wendyorozco said...

aww. sad day! but yeah, i agree, it makes sense. i agree, more "behind the bars" is always a hit! :)

Kara said...

That makes sense - there is a lot of ripping off this day and age. Sad. Gotta watch your back, girl. I'm ready from another Behind Bars post!

Lou Lou said...

people stealing posts from blogs???? ahhhhhhhhhhhhh thats freaky man,

Marissa said...

Totes fine, of course, I would be worried too! But. As long as you put a copyright symbol at the bottom of your work, it's already copyrighted. You don't have to register it with anyone for it to be your own intellectual property. Just so you know--so even if someone tried to steal it, if you had this record and you had put that symbol there, then there wouldn't be a problem.

brie said...

really marissa? i knew there was *some* reason i was glad you were my niece! just kidding lovercicle! thanks for letting me know!

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

I totally agree. It's definitely a good idea NOT to post excerpts from your book. I am a writer too and I wouldn't dare! Good luck, Brie! :)

brie said...

look how cuuuuuute the copyright symbol is at the bottom of all my blog posts! try to steal my stuff now, biotches!

rachel ramsay said...

don't worry brie, i've already hacked into your computer and stolen your book and i'm going to title it something much more dramatic and sensationalized and name real names and make wads of money because you have good ideas and are a great writer..... and because i think you'll talk to me more if you have to sue me and then maybe we can be friends after the lawsuit and hang out and stuff.... what do you think?