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You had no contradiction in what you said?

It’s been for about over 5 years since I started blogging. In the first blog, I wrote my every little things in my life, such as impressions about movies I watched, original stories I made and so on. During the blog, I had noticed I had fun of discussions with other bloggers on some topics by exchanging each articles. Now that it’s based on my policy of activities on blogging. That is “Bloggers should express their thoughts in their own articles rather than comments”.

However, I sometimes face someone strange while exchanging each opinions. Although I put my idea up in my aricle, they feel they are insulted to themselves. It becomes too troublesome.

A few years ago, one famous blogger in Japan wrote about ijime in school. Ijime leterally means “tease”, and it becomes serious problems in Japan. With progress of technologies, the style of ijime has been changing. Now that the young check ura-site(a sort of hidden bulletin board in order to write someone’s insults) and sometimes write other’s topic in order to set others up. They meet each other with smile on their face in a real life, though, they attack each other when they are into the bulltein board in a virtual life. Some people can’t keep their mind and commit suicide.

The famous blogger tried to write about ijime because one confession in a letter was posted against one public institution at that time. He struggled to prevent someone bothered from suicide, so he wrote his own article.

It was not bad to wrote the article trying to stop someone’s suicide, however, its way was definitely bad. He claimed that he wanted to spread his own article by reprinting, not trackback. In his blog service, there’s one characteristic system called “reprinting”. As long as you run the same blog service, you will be able to reprint other’s article by pushing the button named “reprint”. He claimed that everyone who had the same blog’s service should reprint his article.

The button called “reprint” had many problems, we discussed them between bloggers at that time. The most important problem of it was the one on copyright. Moreover, once the article is reprinted, the original author can no longer stop spreading by reprinting. We (including me, ofcourse) claimed that spreading articles by reprinting was not good, even if those contents are ethically good. No one blamed him on his intentions against ijime, but unfortunately, he treated himself like he was insulted.

“Lives can’t compare with anything.” said He. We definitely didn’t write about how important lives are. We just reffered to his approach.
“You just widen our focus on topics.” said He. We just wrote “There are legally some problems on the reprinting system in the blog”.
“You don’t try to understand what I’m saying. You have no reading abilities.” said He. We totally understood what he’s saying, so I tried not to put the topic on ijime during discussions.
“There’s legally no problem in my articles and approach. I read and checked the copyright Act. Maybe you all haven’t understood what copyright is yet? You should read the copyright Act and improve your own reading abilities.” said He. Oh, my god! If we had had no reading abilities at all, most of blog readers would have started blaming us. He was the only one who couldn’t get any acceptance about his opinion on copyright from blog readers.
“You all are talk shit! That’s enough!.” said He. Wow, who is talk shit?

Because of exchanging articles on this matter, I had a chance to acquire knowlege on copyright, however, I was surprised with him. Some people sometimes treat merely exchanging each opinions as blame for themselves. He was totally like that.

Sadly, I recently faced such a situation again. It’s definitely been a long age. “Your sentences are too comlicated.” Oh…actually, I’ve been a sort of a writer on one technically professional categories for over ten years. If I wrote unreadable articles or documents, all clients and negotiating rivals would complain on it and I would not be able to run my business anymore. Who stepped down from conversations? I just put some ideas and answered some questions. Who threw fuckin’ words to me by phone and in sentences? Who said “You won’t hear other opinions.” ignoring your own words.

It’s perfectly ironic…we tried to find ways to polish our something up. I just suggested “it’s important for us to focus on how we should improve.”. That person suggested “it’s important for us to focus on what we talk.”. Talk can grow discussions and debate. Ironically, despite the fact that the person wanted to talk about something and we started exchanging our opinions about the way to do that, the person stepped down with his/her anger. Before the discussions itself on topics we’re ready started, he/she refused to talk on how we did. It’s perfectly…ironic.

Categories: My ideas
  1. September 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Firstly, the suicide rate in Japan is high, and bullying is one of the reasons that people commit this act. You no longer, but some still do, bully face to face. You can now go online and be a coward by doing what shouldn’t be done in the first place. Can you mandate someone’s behavior; can you make it law to not do this? Questions abound and complications sets in.

    Secondly, yeah he was trying to help, and maybe he went about it the wrong way. But bringing attention to a very important issue shouldn’t be cast aside. Copyright is important, but if one gives up their copyright, if they give their permission being the rightful holder of the article and doesn’t mind it being reprinted, then there’s no problem. Right?

    Thirdly, maybe the person didn’t have patience. You shouldn’t set a time limit on someone to learn a different language in the blogging world. People learn at their own pace. Maybe that’s one of the reason some people are afraid to blog; they’re afraid of being ridicule. Even then, that can turn into bullying.

    • honeypotter
      September 21, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      Hi, girlgeum, how are you?
      First of all, the topic I wanted to write in this article was…not about bullying. Yeah, even now, even among the adult, bullying is going on, and we haven’t found the right ways to solve.
      Second, the system “reprint” in the blog I refered actually has many problems. Yeah, it’s supposed to be no problem after he/she gives up his/her own copyright, however, you(those who reprinted other’s article) can’t correct the contents of reprinted articles after pushing the button named “reprint”. And even worse, the authors themselves can correct ONLY their original article, not reprinted ones. I mean, if the contents have far from truths and once get reprinted, the auther can’t have the ways to find reprinted articles and correct them. The auther can’t know how many people reprint his/her own article and how many people re-reprint(People can reprint from reprinted articles again).
      About your 3rd paragraph, yeah, I think so. Accomplishing something, especially learning lauguages, needs much time. So everyone should understand own present abilities and next steps. The person in the final paragraph…wanted to jump to the 3rd floor even though he/she was in the first floor, so I suggested that we should get our steps gradually.

  2. September 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

    No.2 I see what you mean. The original becomes not the original after many things are added to it, and without the possibility of correction there’s a lot of problems.

    I’m fine. And yourself?

    • honeypotter
      September 23, 2009 at 8:58 am

      Hi, girlgeum, how are you?
      Yeah, unless the original author can correct the reprinted article, that system keeps being in trouble. Ofcourse it’s definitely bad thing to bully something without reasons. Sometimes people tend to misunderstand between bullying and confuting. It’s also sometimes…troublesome for me 😦
      Me? Yeah, it’s ok 😀

  3. September 24, 2009 at 8:17 am

    You shouldn’t bully, period. Confronting someone, confrontation is different. You confront to bring across something that you might disagree with, or to call attention to. Bullies just puck on people for no reasons. They’re weak. People should use their perceived power wisely.

    Not feeling good today. Hope you’re okay.

    • honeypotter
      September 25, 2009 at 8:34 am

      Hi, girlgeum, how are you?
      Are you alright??? As a matter of fact, I got a fever a few days ago, but now I’m okay. We have an unstable season between summer and autumn in Japan now, so we easily get cold.
      I hope you get fine.

  4. September 28, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Thank you, I’m feeling much better today.

    Our weather is the same, hot, hot, and more hot.

  5. October 27, 2009 at 3:44 am

    The reason you can’t edit the article is because of copyright. The system allow you to reprint because to give another blogger licensing rights (that’s what they are called) is simple. Just say it on your post or in reference to your post and it is legally binding, allowing others to Reprint it. However, editing rights require a formal (usually signed) contract and is rarely given. Editing comments on your own blog is even, technically, a grey area. (You are allowed to delete them freely, but edit ONLY for decency and grammar purposes.) In other words, you may edit the word ‘fuck’ out and reword the sentence so that it makes sense or respell ‘dgo’ as ‘dog’, if that was the word intended, but you could not change ‘I hate babes’ to I beat children’. If you did, you could be sued for deformation of character, duress, and even fraud. Hence, you can only reprint because you most likely don’t have a formal contract with the copyright holder, so it keeps you safe. And out of court.

    • honeypotter
      October 27, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      Hi, Mugami.

      Yeah, you’re right on copyright. The ‘reprint’ system I referred in my article was…how could I say…beyond ‘copy and paste’. Proper citations and quotations are also allowed in Japan, which is referred by judicial precedents. This ‘reprint’ system adopted in one blog service has another problem. It’s a long story and I’ve already written portions of it.

      I guess it’s more strict for American to deal with copyrights than for Japanese. The famous example is the copyright for Disney characters. So strict…isn’t it?

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