Thursday, October 27, 2005

SIX DAYS IN CANCUN

I survived Hurricane Wilma.

Early in the summer Joe made reservations at an all inclusive hotel on Cancun for October 19th thru the 22nd. We shrugged off the danger of the tropical storm Wilma actually becoming a hurricane.

My sister had already been through Katrina and sooooo..........

I have the most incredible story to tell about the six days. We just arrived home (moments ago). I want to make sure I have the rights to my story and that I am protected. 

I need to know that AOL will not step forward and say since I wrote it on their Journal Service,  it belongs to them.

I need to know that I have some type of Copyright protection.

20 comments:

my78novata said...

HEY did you also notice you survived jouranls COngrats on the VIVI awards nominations!!!!!!!!  Cnat wiat to to hear your story.

xzasporated1 said...

Oh, I can't wait to hear THIS!  Welcome home!

~~ jennifer

tc01hm said...

Oh boy, glad that you are back. From the reports we were getting on local NO TV that must have been a nightmare! I can't imagine the ponding that was! Your poor sister!
Tess

sieblonde said...

Oh THIS ought to be good!   ~Sie

mariebm56 said...

Welcome home!
Glad you are safe, look forward to reading your story.
~Marie

artloner said...

Honey, ONLY YOU!!!!


*waiting to hear more  :)  and very happy ya'll are ok.

xoxoox,
andi

blondepennierae said...

I'm so glad hat yoy are hoime.  I can hardly wait to read the story.  It sounds like it could be a dozzy

dcmeyer420 said...

Glad you and Joe made it home safe. I'd love to read the copyrighted copy of your Cancun experience. I've been watching some tourists on TV sleeping on cold wet floors and eating whatever the natives got. Oh, Mary! I am just happy that you and Joe are back in one piece and survived Wilma.

sonensmilinmon said...

I can't wait to hear about YOUR experiences ... especially since I don't have to fix yours!  As you know I briefy wrote about a man who was actually in Cozumel when the hurricane hit.  Anyway, I'm eager and ready to hear the story.  I'll be sure to check in for the entry.

Monica

oceanmrc said...

Good luck.  I emailed John Scalziwith that question months ago and never heard anything back.  

hewasolddog299 said...

No, you don't. They claim an "umbrella copyright" over ALL material published on their service. They acknowledge your rights are limited -- it was all in the agreement you click OK to when you signed up for a journal. However, several journalers lay specific, prior claim to their materials by first publishing them on their own web page and linking to their published, copyrighted material.

Best advice... if you want to sell your story, don't put it on an AOL site. And get a lawyer experienced in copyright issues.

wil

suzypwr said...

Let me get a drink first. I can't wait to hear this one!
xoxo

lisaram1955 said...

I'd be careful about that, Mary.  But it sounds like a great tale...  Lisa  :]

thelovetrain said...


Is that Joe's, DAMN they make good drinks here, look? [:P]

... Now, I have a 'Travel' nominee to vote for. Yay for Mary! [:D]

~Hugs, Brian @---->---

http://journals.aol.com/thelovetrain/tracks/

sunflowerkat321 said...

I'm glad you're home and safe!!

I can't wait until you're ready to share the story....SOMEWHERE!!

redpoppy007 said...

god bless you!! Glad you are safe at home.  I saw that on the news, terrible no one from US was there for you guys! Made my blood boil..

belfastcowboy75 said...

When I saw you were going to do this, I decided to wait and read it all at once. I can't wait any longer..I'm off. first Omega in NO, then you in Cancun...unbelievable. I think Joe may be handsomer than me...the bastard.

ally123130585918 said...

He looks like Arnold sw.........can't spell the surname but i'm sure you know who I mean....Ally

randlprysock said...

Oh wow!  WELCOME HOME!!  Photo looks like someone famous!  Glad you are alive!  Hugs,
Lisa

ryanagi said...

We just got home from vacation too...but no hurricane story for ME. I have a feeling I'm in for a real ride in reading your entries up to current. Here I go....