Letters To The Editor For April 21st

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MORE SO-CALLED “WRITERS” COMMITTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Dear Angela,

I missed the last couple of issues of WritersWeekly and it was only today that I saw your articles about the websites that stole from your site. I’m surprised you don’t sound madder than you do. If someone stole MY stuff for six months, I would be writing the entire article in capital letters (with plenty of red font to indicate anger levels!).

It’s sad but true that there are so many bloggers/website owners/companies out there that think web content = free content. Most of them, as you say, don’t even bother to credit the original author, instead passing off the stuff as their own…and earn money because of it.

Thanks for keeping these people in line. (GO ANGELA!!)

Yours,
Bettina

THAT LYING STRANGER!

Angela:

I work in museums a lot, so I completely sympathize with you about your encounter with the stranger who butted in, sabotaged your “let’s look for the trains” strategy, and ruined your son’s mood for the day.

Ironically (though not surprisingly), that rude stranger also didn’t know what he was talking about. According to their website, the Met’s permanent collection includes at least 200 paintings and photographs of railroads, plus dozens each of trains, locomotives, and more.

Looks like Mason’s not the only one who thinks trains look cool!

Steve

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Steve’s right! I found mention of several, including:

The Train in the City, 1915
Trestle Trains, 1978
Train Bridge, 1939
Small Train Station at Night, 1959