Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

July 18, 2009

Why don’t we give credit where credit is due?

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 1:12 pm

Why do we (generally Arabs, mainly Saudis) always go out of our way to not give credit? Look at this funny cartoon:

pc-vs-mac-original

As you can see between the two cars, this image is made and copyrighted by “Daniel Bozet”.

However in this example the author took the time to crop out the credits from the image. Notice the crop lines between the cars:

pc-vs-mac-credit-removed

This image was used on SaudiMac by Yara and she did not remove the credit. Riyan-C uploaded the image on flickr and he credited it as well.

This is a serious issue in our Arab community and we need to understand the basics of intellectual property.

Update: The link was removed by the request of the author of that post, he commented that he found the image like that.