Today's topic is Ethics & Non-Fiction.
Here's is the questions from the Armchair BEA website "We get back into discussions on Friday with the heavy topic of ethics. Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due? Have you had an experience with plagiarism? How did you deal with it? What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow?"
Personally, I have never had an issue with plagiarism (Or I don't know about it) and I can only imagine the shock and hurt that I would feel if someone had copied/stolen my words or pictures that I had created without asking.
The guidelines that I personally follow as a blogger is 'don't use it if it's not yours'. The only way that I use someone else's pictures is for my weekly meme's, although, I usually create my own.
Another good rule to follow is 'always ask permission' If your not sure if it's OK to link someone's review or use someone's pictures/graphics in your post or on your blog, then check with them BEFORE doing it.
As far as Non-Fiction goes, I tend to stay away from it. I honestly don't think that I have ever read a non-fiction book. It's really just not something that interests me.
Did you post today about Ethics & Non-Fiction? If so, leave me a link in the comments so I can check it out or just tell me some good rules that you follow as a blogger.