Monday 12 May 2014


It saddens me greatly that I'm having to write this post, but here goes...

From time-to-time I receive requests from other websites and authors for permission to reproduce parts of my blog posts. I am normally very flattered that people consider what I write is good enough to reference or reproduce, and until today, I have been more than happy to give approval to such requests. The only thing I have ever asked is that they make it clear what material they have reproduced and to cite the source when doing so.

Unfortunately, I have today come across another blog which has copied images and entire posts word-for-word from After taking some legal advice I have sent  the owner of the site a copyright infringement notice. This time I am far from flattered!!!

I am also saddened to say that I recognise material from other prominent QlikView blogs too and so if you are the author of a QV blog, please drop me a message so I can send a link to the offending site. I refuse to advertise it here.

For anyone that wants to use any material from this site, unless otherwise stated, I am the sole author and copyright owner of all material published on and I politely request that you contact me and ask before doing so. You'll find a big "Contact Me" button at the top of every page of the site and I don't bite (well only at the weekends). I receive a lot of messages via this site and I try to reply to as many as I can. Unfortunately, due to having a family and paying customers to keep happy, I don't get to answer them all but I do my best.


  1. Matt, perhaps you could design your blog so that a user has to sign in to read it? Maybe some other type of security measure?

    1. Hi,

      I've implemented a few changes to hopefully make it less likely for anyone to be automatically scraping content from the site. Hopefully this will help going forward but not affect genuine users viewing the site.