First And Final Warning: Don't Steal Our Content

I apologize for stepping on my soapbox, but in the past 48 hours we've spotted two prominent organizations lifting/copying MSPmentor content and misrepresenting the information -- or presenting it as their own unique work. Let me be clear: MSPmentor content is FREE. So why plagiarize it or misrepresent it? Here are the two offenders...

...that triggered my tirade:

  1. In the first example, a media site reorganized an MSPmentor blog entry and presented it as their own unique work. Did you think I wouldn't spot it? Truly sad.
  2. In the second example, a software vendor is using our trademarked name and our copyrighted research to recruit attendees to their events -- without our permission. The invite essentially tricks attendees into thinking MSPmentor is on the agenda for the event. Funny, I don't recall receiving an invite or a heads up (wink, wink). And now, I'd respectfully decline.
We're reasonable folks. We strive to maintain open communications with everyone in the managed services industry. We cover everyone as best we can. But don't misread our polite demeanor as an invitation to steal or misrepresent Nine Lives Media Inc./MSPmentor content.

Proper Credit, Please

You're free to mention or quote MSPmentor's work. That's how the blogosphere grows and thrives. Heck, you can even criticize our work -- as long as you credit our work.

MSPmentor quotes third-party web sites, third-party blogs and third-party research all the time. But we always properly credit the original story sources.

Play by the rules and credit our work ... or deal with a tireless nightmare blogger and investigative reporter exposing you for lifting/plagiarizing our content. Oh, and deal with legal fees. This is the first -- and last -- polite public statement I'll offer.

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