Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 09:26:58 -0400
Reply-To: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Charles Patridge <Charles_S_Patridge@PRODIGY.NET>
Subject: To Authors of SAS Tips and Techniques on SCONSIG.com
To Authors of SAS Tips and Techniques on SCONSIG.com
Sorry, about re-posting this but I wanted to make sure as many authors of
these tips read this posting so they can decide what you wish to do about
this issue at hand.
Regrets for re-posting,
AZ DataClinic, Inc., a data consulting company.
Dear AZ DataClinic Representative,
It was brought to my attention that your web site
(http://www.azdataclinic.com) "borrowed" many of the SAS Tips and
Techniques that reside on the SCONSIG.com website.
I am flattered that you felt the materials you openly copied from
SCONSIG.com worth the risk in possibly violating copyright laws without
asking for permission from the owner of SCONSIG.com which happens to be
me. Since many of these Tips were written by other individuals who
provided me with their permission and trust to post their "works of art" on
the SCONSIG.com, I must request on their behalf to remove these tips from
your site until you can furnish legal documents proving that you have
received their permission to re-publish their intellectual property.
Secondly, I do not wish to jeopardize my relationship and trust with these
people because someone feels free to post their creations without FULL
ACKNOWLEDGMENT of AUTHORSHIP.
I am sure you meant no harm but you should realize that the compilation
time needed to produce such materials involves thousands of hours of "good
intentions", hard work, and considerable intellectual creativity. And I am
sure these people, including myself, expect "credit" for their creativity
and willingness to share their efforts to the SAS community at large.
And since you did not request permission to do so, I must request that you
immediately remove any tips on the AZ DataClinic website which bears my
name as author. If you had asked for permission before doing so, I would
have granted permission to "LINK" to SCONSIG.com but not actually copied
the articles in question. My reason for not allowing to re-publish
these "works of arts" is to ensure the authenticity of the authors and
their actual code in case any changes are necessary to correct or update
logic in the future as well as reduce my effort in making sure all copies
The next time you wish to use someone else's "works of art", I suggest you
simply ask for permission first - the SAS community is very willing to
share their knowledge and efforts, including myself.
Please acknowledge receipt of this email and inform me as to when I can
expect compliance to my request.
172 Monce Road
Burlington, CT 06013
cc: Shipman and Goodwin
Attorneys at Law
1 American Row
Hartford, CT 06103
PS, I am posting this email message to the SAS-L bulletin board to let the
authors of these "works of art" know that their creations have been copied
to a web site that may not have asked for their permission to re-publish
their articles. And as a Consulting Company, I would have expected that
you would known the proper procedures in publishing someone else's
articles - how would you feel if someone took your training materials and
freely posted them onto the internet so others could see, read and "borrow"
your hard work without paying or receiving credit for them?