Thursday, October 4, 2007

A Word On 'Intellectual Property'...

Hello everyone, just wanted to drop in for a quick hello and take a moment to address something that I believe is important in maintaining the integrity of the blogging community at large.

It has recently come to my attention that many of the synopses I have written have been reproduced for both other blogs and also various music websites. I am flattered by this, however, I must ask that IF you choose to use any of the content in this blog, please credit me as such. I am passionate about music and sharing it with others is an integral part of that passion. I work very hard in my research before ever posting my findings here, so it's important to me that my work is properly credited. Crediting those who originate the content of their sites not only creates new traffic to the source site, but it also maintains a healthy relationship between bloggers everywhere.

It has always been my aim to make this site not only a repository for lost music, but also a resource for inquiring minds who want to know about the artists behind the music. It would be easy to blindly throw a handful of download links to the site each day and leave it at that, but Robots For Ronnie exists primarily for glorifying artists who escaped mass recognition and appreciation when it mattered most. Nothing would be more rewarding than knowing an artist has visited here and read your comments. As a musician myself, the true reward of writing and performing music is the appreciation and inspiration reciprocated from the listener. My intent here is to bring these artifacts to light, in the hopes that these talented individuals who have left behind the relics we unearth here, will know that time has not forgotten them. Call it overly sentimental, call it cheesy, but this is important to me. Judging from your feedback, many of you find this to be part of RFR's charm. Mission accomplished!

So, I ask...please, if you wish to use the writings or download links I've posted here, please acknowledge the source as well. It's good etiquette, it's ethical and it's just the nice thing to do. Fair?
I'll see you all in a few days. Much love from RFR :)

10 comments:

Dutchboy said...

Hello Ronnie,
If you upload music yourself, put your blogs adress in the file so if someone else uses your links for their own blog the downloader will see that this file originated from you and this will possible generate more traffic to your blog.

Greetings from Holland !

Bubba said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I have used some of your writeups on last.fm because most of the bands you feature don't have any bio over there. But I always put a link back to the blog at the end of the bio so that you are properly credited.

Ronnie (aka J) said...

And you rock for doing that, bubba! Gracias :)

kingpossum said...

Do the right thing, people! Give credit where credit is due. And Ronnie is due MUCH for the herculean effort he puts into this blog for benefit of everybody.

That's how it works. Let's keep the community working the way it's supposed to.

And as always, thanks Ronnie for the great music and info.

Regards,

ametalhead1966 said...

Hey J....Just a shout out to ya...
I've nabbed quite a few thangs from here....Thanks for turning a
brutha on to some tunes I'd never woulda heard....Cheers and beers 2 U

rmadeira said...

Hi Ronnie.
You're absolutely right!
Let me tell you that your synopses are from the highest caliber...
Congratulations for this excellent blog. One in the Top 3 for me.
Keep the great work and i hope that you have all the deserved references to your texts!
Take care

AtticRock said...

Hi Ronnie

You're totally right on defending yourself and your hard work.
I think dutchboy's advise is one of the solutions, the other as i do with my own is to put a password on the files with your blog address for example.

Keep on Rocking!

Anonymous said...

I love you Ronnie.If you ever need a place to stay in Berlin.....

Sunchild said...

I love you Ronnie.Want to come to Berlin?

John Sposato said...

I edited my Bandit links on my blogs, Ronnie. I don't usually ask people to do the same for me just as long as they go to them. Sometimes, I'm credited, but it's usually by one person. I also use a Creative Commons Share Alike licence.
I thought putting the link was enough, but now it says it's yours. You work hard on this site and deserve to be credited. I didn't realise that's what you wanted until today.