Below is a comment by one of the reader, explaining about the legal side of Plagiarism :
November 17th, 2005 at 3:20 pm
Chewxy: XXXXX does provide links to the models sites thus attributing them. Whether he has permision or not is not the issue here, it’s whether he has violate any copyrights by putting the pictures.
*in another comment by the same person within the same entry, this were also mentioned*
note: “by way of fair dealing for purposes of non profit research, private study, criticism, review or the reporting of current events, subject to the condition that if such use is public, it is accompanied by an acknowledgement of the title of the work and its authorship” - Current Exemptions under the Copyright Act 1987 (Malaysia)
I was in Petaling Street today accompany-ing Gary, a frend who came all the way from Canada to visits me. We walk pass lotsa stall selling handbags and leather goods and being a married man obviously he would like to buy something for his wife before he leave KL. I took him to stall operate by Limkia, a childhood frend of mine.
In the stall :
Gary : Mr. Lim, how much is this handbag ? *Gary pointing at one of the many LV handbag*
Limkia : You my brader's frend I give you cheap cheap! this one errr ..... RM50 la!
Gary : Holy shit! that bloody cheap!!
Me : What do you think ? Its not real you idiot! its imitation!
Gary : It looks real enuff to me, I doubt my wife could tell the different. It even come with the tag and nice packaging!
Limkia : Yarr, my handbag all grade A! same quality as the real one! this price i give you very cheap alredi, becoz you my brader bring here I cheap cheap give lu
Me : Well if you think its a good buy then go ahead, its your money.
Gary : Hmm ... what if I am caught by the custom when I am entering Canada and they know this is imitation handbag ? Would I be in trouble ?
Limkia : Aiyaaa no lar no lar!!! we all new generation businessman got read BLOG wan! We can COPY exactly the same as the original as long as we put LINK to credit the original DESIGNER then ok liow! NEH!! you see the bottom there got the LINK to Louis Vuitton Handbag company anot ? We embossed the link www.louisvuitton.com there laaa!!! Got put this LINK then no sked custom liow! it is LEGAL ledi. If they really ask you about it, then you tell the custom this is a PARODY not imitation then ok liow.This is call Fair Use mah! My blogger frend told me wan. Dont worry! in US got one case dunno wat wat vs wat wat also settle same way like this also la, dont worry lar! How many you want ? 3 izzit ?
Me & Gary :
WUAHHH little do I know the LINK bek to original author/designer so powderfool wan sial! lidis I think Uncle Ho production very soon will have LINK on their VCDs & DVDs back to the original producer website then their copy considered legal liow la! Microsoft mia Window XP also can do the same you know ? At the bottom of the pirated softward CD there write this [this software originated from MICROSOFT at http://msn.com] Even tho movies knot consider as PARODY but can consider as compiling a LIBRARY or preserving a form of ART from being total extinction if got natural disaster mah ngam anot ? Pound onnit yourself ler ... Im no judge :D