“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” T.S. Eliot
The phrase “amateurs borrow, professionals steal” has been attributed to John Lennon. Lennon likely borrowed the expression from T.S. Eliot, but in either case they both had the right approach to copyright. I have rightly chosen to write with the right approach to copyright. Some of the material on this site is derived from items I have collected over the last 35 years. In the spirit of Lennon and Eliot, I shall assume that any borrowed material is either not authenticable or resides in the public domain. Please do not sue me. If, on the other hand, you believe I may have inadvertently borrowed from your personal or copyrighted material then I suggest you follow the advice of Wilbur Swain from the novel Slapstick – “Why don’t you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut? Why don’t you take a flying fuck at the mooooooooooooon?”
Crap, I haven’t even started writing the book yet and I am already repeating myself. Actually, I am not repeating myself; I am repeating something I borrowed from somebody else for the second time. If two negatives make a positive then I might still be writing using the right approach to copyright.
Crap. Oops, there I go repeating myself again.
What is that over there? It looks like a doughnut. Yes it is a doughnut, and it appears to be rolling. I believe I will take a flying leap at it.