Countryside Alliance nicked our text!

Well, well, well. Take a look at the Countryside Alliance’s website (see photos below) – they’ve only gone and nicked our text on the Lochindorb trial verdict, without acknowledging us as the authors!! They’ve even got ‘Copyright © Countryside Alliance’ at the foot of the page!

Seems like a breach of copyright to us, not dissimilar to the claims made by BASC last year when a video produced by the League Against Cruel Sports had to be removed as they’d included BASC footage, without permission for use (see here). The shooting press called that an ’embarrassing blunder’.

Here’s a message to the Countryside Alliance – either acknowledge where you lifted the text from, or remove it from your site. We’re flattered that you should think our blog is worthy of replication but we do not want anyone to think that we write for a shit outfit like yours.

UPDATE (17.00hrs). ‘Embarrassing blunder’ all sorted – our text now mashed up with their own.



8 Responses to “Countryside Alliance nicked our text!”

  1. 1 Green Sandpiper
    January 30, 2013 at 10:54 am

    sleekit, underhanded and untrustworthy. Consistent, though………

  2. 2 Chris Roberts
    January 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    ‘Countryside Aliiance’? should be XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    [Ed: sorry Chris, that one’s verging on being defamatory]

    • 3 Dave Dick
      January 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      Must have been a good comment Chris – some folk are almost impossible to defame!

      • 4 Chris Roberts
        January 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        It was Dave, maybe its a good job uncle Ed is looking out for me though!!!

        • 5 Dave Dick
          January 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

          Aye Chris, even with free speech it seems you cant call a **** a ****!

          • 6 Marco McGinty
            January 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

            Yes, I’m not surprised to see this disgraceful “countryside” organisation resorting to XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Even though they’ve rectified the XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX plagiarism, it would have been nice to see the vermin in court. They really are a vile lot and Green Sandpiper has managed to sum them up in four words.

            [Ed: thanks Marco, agree with you, but had to edit. Funnily enough, for using the same word as Chris did earlier! Funny that.]

  3. 8 nirofo
    January 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    All you can say is that it’s just in keeping with the sort of underhand strokes that the rest of the rotten apples within the so-called “sporting” fraternity get up to.

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