Copyright Free Articles

A new service is being touted around the journalists’ discussion groups I frequent. The organisation in question, is offering “Free, Non-copyrighted Feature Stories and Photos”. Sounds rather tempting, doesn’t it? Us writers could save ourselves a whole lot of time and effort by justing downloading and re-using these ready-made words, couldn’t we? Do I sound cynical? Well, one of the articles available for download and publication in my “newspaper” is entitled: “Survey Finds Writing is Key to Workplace Success” and it’s already found its way on to several dozen websites who have simply reproduced it verbatim. I reckon there must be several dozen writers at those publications feeling rather redundant at this time…

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rock god.