"When it comes the Weekly Standard I have agreed with them to publish my translations with no need to credit me in the article. However I will ask them if they can mention Free Republic."
Decades ago, I was trying to write my MBA Master Thesis, and I turned what I thought was my final and very expensive professionally typed (before word processing) Thesis.
It came back refused. I had cited every real quote that I listed appropriately. My failure was to quote some standard management mantras without citing who made the quote/manta. After a conference call with the Dean of English, the MBA program, the school's lawyer and my professor, I made the citations for each of the mantras.
After graduation, I discussed this with the Dean of the English Department. She said that if she had allowed me to get by with that, I and the university might get caught up in plagerism or at least mimicing charges someday in the future.
Ownership of originality of ideas and concepts will become a huge legal quagmire before this decade is over. De facto ownership by not acknowledging the orginator is not wise in today's world.
Brings bck memories, .... I had some errors on the Front Page.