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Fair Use is not carte blanch to steal others work. You have to have permission to do more than quote bits of a copyrighted work. Giving credit to the author does not let you off the hook. Especially when you are selling that work.
Effective immediately, the Battalion-level ISF OOB is no longer available to the public. I have not seen a Battalion-level ISF OOB that was not a copy of my work in 5 years. Yet there are only 6 organizations that have asked permission to use/copy my work:
- US Department of Defense
- Center for Strategic and International Studies
- The Long War Journal [previously The Fourth Rail]
- Olive Group
- Scramble Magazine
- Defense Industry Daily
The rest are pirates.
If you are going to argue against this, be forewarned that I'm PO'd - so your ducks better be in a row.
I will entertain requests for current copies of the ISF OOB from reputable organizations.
I will continue to publish monthly updates of changes or significant events as well as service specific updates.
I'm done feeding pirates. The irritation is not worth the 80-120 hours I've been spending per month sorting through the chaff, propaganda, and pure BS...
PS If you have seen an ISF OOB that is not a copy of my work - drop me the link. I'm curious as to how others see them...
DJ Elliott (10/14/2013 06:38:18)