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This site went online in 1996, when the number of Mafalda sites
could be counted with the fingers on one hand. This was only THREE
years after the WWW was born.
There have never been, and there will never be, any pop-ups, banners,
or any other distractions or commercial activity on these pages. This
is purely a Mafalda and Quino fan site.
There are some parasites on the web who take other people's creative
elements (such as design, graphics) and use them without asking
permission or giving credit.
Let's clarify the difference between copyright
and plagiarism. Copyright law protects an author's
exclusive rights of ownership. Copyright does not need to be
registreted--every creative work is automatically protected
by copyright. Copyright law also allows for limited use of creative
materials without permission, under certain conditions. For example,
"for nonprofit educational purposes," "criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching (...) scholarship, or research"
(U.S. Copyright Law, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 107).
There are NO EXCEPTIONS for plagiarism.
If you use someone else's work, you MUST quote the source.
For example, the Mafalda icons
on this site were created by Gabi <firstname.lastname@example.org> -- I
am using them with permission, and giving proper credit.
When there are two copies of the same creative element in two
different places, there can be doubts about who the real author is.
Here is an example:
Consider the following example of plagiarism from www.noticias.com,
where they copied my text WORD FOR WORD. There are no quote marks, and they
do not cite the source:
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