It’s come to our attention that entire issues of Diggers and Drillers and the Australian Small Cap Investigator have been reposted on various on-line forums in Australia. While it’s nice to have other people circulate your work, it is not nice for them to give it away for free when other people have paid for it. It’s not only not nice to republish copyrighted material, it’s illegal.
Of course it’s very difficult to prevent people from violating copyright in the digital world. So we will rely on an old-fashioned technique: shame. If you’ve published copyrighted material in the past, please don’t do it in the future. We’ll let bygones be bygones. However, if we find some readers persist in posting copyrighted material, we’ll investigate and do what we have to do to stop it.
Mind you, it’s not our favourite thing to do. But the research and production costs of our advisory services are not inconsiderable. Thousands of readers obtain these reports honestly by paying for them. If a few others give them away, it’s unethical, illegal, and bad for business. We’d rather not get lawyers involved. So just do the right thing and cease posting copyrighted material.
You’re free, by the way, to send Markets and Money and Money Morning to anyone you like (and even people you don’t like).
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