Tuesday, November 27, 2012

'Rupp, Puskedra and Japanese Distance Running'

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/249682-2012-Cross-Country-Season-on-Flotrack/article/15776-Rupp-Puskedra-and-Japanese-Distance-Running

Hmmn, the table at the heart of this article by Mitch Kastoff on Flotrack looks familiar


I think I've seen that picture of Rupp before too.

Update: It appears that Flotrack has added an apology to the article, but at this stage as far as I am aware I've neither been formally asked for nor given permission for my copyrighted material to be used on their website and have not been compensated for its use.  It's hard to see where there is a "misunderstanding" in taking someone else's work, attaching phrases such as "we assembled a list" and "our table," and republishing it.  I'm not from Texas but where I come from that would generally be described as "theft."


It's a strange coincidence that "Credit Where Credit is Due" was published exactly three years ago to the day.  Also that my own most recent comparison of U.S. and Japanese collegiate performances over middle and long distances was published only six days ago. 


The author of this fine piece, Mitch Kastoff.  And what do you know, I'm not the only one this year to have had something stolen by Flotrack.  You have to wonder how much advertising revenue they are pulling in from Asics and other sponsors while appropriating others' work.

Update: I have received a contribution to JRN from Kastoff at Flotrack.  Many thanks.

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