To Give Credit Where Credit is Due
A recent review of past Blackacre articles reveals a situation which must be addressed. Blackacre strives to produce scholarly research and writing as well as to offer informed opinion. To this end we research the subject matter at issue and use appropriate material gleaned from this research in our blogs.
We draft said blogs as word documents and properly indicate the contribution of others via quotation marks and by foot notes at the bottom of each page. We then transfer the document, foot notes and all to “Word Press” for publication.
We recently noticed however that for some reason, when we post the articles, the footnotes are automatically omitted. These omissions are disturbing for a number of reasons.
First, we have no desire to pilfer anyone’s intellectual property. We respect the work of others and make every effort to acknowledge and attribute these contributions.
Second, your trust is of the utmost importance. As such, we will do nothing to diminish or besmirch the Blackacre brand.
Thus, we give notice of this situation and our determination to implement an appropriate solution. Moving forward, rather than rely on foot notes, we will embed the proper attributions within the body of each and every article we post.
Leo Barron Hicks, Founder and CEO
Blackacre Policy Forum