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June 09, 2010


The lawsuit is stupid. That said, if the cat bloggers posted the entire story (which isn't clear here) with or without attribution (which also isn't clear), they probably deserve a letter from a lawyer. But if they did jack the story, taking it down with a note of apology should be sufficient. It's the difference between asking your neighbor to turn down the music or firebombing her house.

It really goes both ways -- bloggers are justly upset when their shit gets jacked by the MSM, but reporters feel the same way ... and companies take an even dimmer view. But those companies need to realize that "Internet people" (snort) are often their best customers.

Funny how the mainstream media has absolutely no qualms whatsoever about raiding us "internet people" for their content.


I... see.... INTERNET.... people

Oooh, you quoted FIVE paragraphs. PARTY WHOOOO!!!

Oh, bullshit. I just looked all through that stupid cat blog, and I don't see jack shit about a Nevada bird sanctuary fire. Perhaps they pulled the post; I don't know. But I do know that, for every other thing they talk about that's not their own feline-POV rambling, they provide a fucking link.

Fuck these jackholes.

For extra fun, I first heard the term "Internet people" on the Monk episode where he sees a UFO. When told that the donzens of UFO freaks (not enthusiasts--freaks) found out about the sighting "on the Internet", Monk starts calling them "the Internet people".

A large part of the joke hinges on the fact that Monk just doesn't "get" the concept of the Internet and thinks that the people somehow "came from the Internet".

I used to work as a reporter for a newspaper in a Georgia city that hosts a well-known stick-and-ball tournament. The publisher had a helicopter. He used his production staff to break strikes at other newspapers. And he shared the wealth: He once gave a summer bonus to his employees - he trucked in a load of watermelons from his South Carolina plantation. Who wouldn't love a fellow like that?

As an academic librarian, I shudder to think what could possibly become of both copyright (currently under an untested law that is 100 years behind) and the simple academic honesty of citing sources.

I'm thinking along the idea that even a concerted effort of concerned and talented people could really mess things up with unintended consequences.

Add into that mix, that rather massive stakeholders would surely want to drive the process.

And if we don't do something, it could all happen by backroom brawls and accidents.

Mark, I used to work for the same old billy goat, who not only had a chopper but two private planes.

He had (and has) an advantage over other media sources, though - his papers were so bad no blogger would ever link to 'em!

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