Duncan has started what looks to be a very worthwhile series of posts over at the Blog Herald on Ethics and Blogging – something that we all need to be continually challenged on. His first post is on giving Attribution where due or crediting your sources – something i ranked on a while back. Here’s a bit of what Duncan had to say.
‘Providing attribution is an ethical consideration all bloggers should consider. Many of you reading this already will, but you may be surprised how many don’t, and the higher up the blogosphere you go, the worse it gets. Think of it this way: you put your heart and soul into a post and half a day later, somebody posts nearly exactly the same thing, you cant prove the link but its more than coincidence, and you’re either heartbroken or angry. You don’t like it happening to you, so be ethical and don’t do it to others, you might be surprised: many bloggers like to see who is linking to their posts, they may well see yours and then all of a sudden you’ve got a link back…see the picture: do the right thing and good things may come from it.’