Copyright crankiness part 2

In case anyone thought I was overreacting and being weird in this post, then you all need to hear about the latest instance of a publication ripping off on-line content without permission (the blogger’s a friend of a friend) — and this time it’s local:

http://sarah-cooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/gram-magazine-and-dodgy-content-lifting.html

I haven’t seen this Gram “magazine” anywhere, but if I do, I plan to set the pile on fire. Because they’re exploitative, plain and simple. And because they’re making a shit situation (I’m talking about the conditions and pay of writers in Melbourne) worse.

PAY FOR A FUCKING WRITER, YOU STUPID ASSHOLES. THEY REALLY DON’T COST THAT MUCH.

Also, don’t pinch content and pretend you’re ace.

And, as a general rule, DON’T BE A DICK.

 

UPDATE: Monday 7 February

Crikey have picked this up now:

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One Response to Copyright crankiness part 2

  1. Prue says:

    There’s been lots out about this lately in the blogosphere. See here too:

    http://confessionsofafoodnazi.blogspot.com/2011/01/what-part-2.html

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