This "Yellorowz" isn't from Texas. I proudly hail from Maine, USA!
Following an act of plagiarism committed by an eBay member, I am adding this IP (Intellectual Property) rights notice on this page. This notice is used in conjunction with eBay's Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program which also serves to protect my IP rights.
"Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud." ~ Sophocles
Intellectual Property Rights/Plagiarism
The ScentStories disc instructions I sell are my property that I invested a lot of my time to carefully compose, photograph each step of, and to list. My intellectual property rights to their digital content were established (and are documented) when I sold the first set on 08/26/05.
As stated below, copyright exists from the moment that a work is fixed in a tangible medium of expression. A work is considered fixed when it is stored on a medium, such as in an email, from which it can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated.
None of the content of the ScentStories instructions that are purchased may in whole or in part, be copied, duplicated, reproduced, or transmitted for commercial purposes. To do so is an infringement of IP rights. (Printing out the instructions for future reference is, of course, acceptable and encouraged.)
I have had to file infringement claims against one person to several websites, and those listings have been removed, along with other appropriate actions taken. Reputable websites do not tolerate such infringement.
(The complimentary Gas Price Calculator program that comes with the ScentStories instructions is distributed with permission from the author of the program in accordance with the license agreement.)
eBay offers a very informative, fun, interactive tutorial that explains intellectual property policies that anyone who buys/sells on eBay should take a few moments to review. Click here.
From the US Copyright Office:
Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright.
"Intellectual Property" - from Legal-Term.com:
Intellectual property is a property right recognized by the law in the products of human creativity. Intellectual property can consist of a book, a poem, a song, or any other kind of valuable idea, design, etc., such that the intellectual property can be protected by the law.
WHEW! Now, after all that, I'd like to add some fun, more personal content to my page...
I'm going to start with a few pictures of my kitty, "BK" (stands for 'Baby Kitty').
I got BK at a yard sale! Actually, the lady running the sale was holding a tiny,
nine-week-old ball of fur in her hands, and was asking if anyone would give her
a new home. I'd lived alone for quite awhile, and jumped at the chance to have
such an adorable little polydactyl companion.
BK - First Day I Got Her
In Her Pet Stroller
(YES, they really do make them!)
(It is understood who is queen of this domain!)