|paul (paul4barbus) whiteing|
|these two avatars are my own|
A story of message boards, usernames, and especially avatars :
I first had an interest in
message boards in 2001 - BarbelFishingWorld or BFW was the first one I decided to join.
Strange at first as it was a new concept to me that it required registration on a system
I had no control over, especially as I'd been using computers at work for some 15 years
but decided as I had an avid
interest in centrepins I'd try and find a suitable c'pin one that I might use.
It has become obvious that as this was used, by me, on the internet it has been copied
and used by others. I was miffed at first but as has been explained it is almost impossible
to claim copyright on anything that is on the internet, so I'll just state that this
is my avatar and was designed specifically for me. Worse still was that someone
copied it and actually included it in a sub-folder of a DVD that they sold for commercial
gain - thus inferring, I guess, that anyone who paid money for this DVD has also bought
the right to use the avatar.
this page last updated 23.11.17 by paul (paul4barbus)
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