Bloggers and the Law

I found this little gem through The Presurfer. It details, and I do mean DETAILS, the way in which the law works for and against bloggers. Number 4 is particularly interesting as we have a wee bit of trouble with it on The Hot Zone Online. Here’s the first sentence of the section…

There’s nothing more infuriating than seeing the article you worked on for hours and hours appear in full on another site without any credit given.

Yeah, I’ll say. This is especially true when you know the other blogger saw it on your blog and just decided nilly willy to post about about, curiously an hour or so later. You just know the excuse will be, “I wrote it before I saw it there.” That is, until you look at your statcounter and KNOW they were lying. Fuckers! Yep…one of the biggest irritations being a blogger.

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3 thoughts on “Bloggers and the Law

  1. ‘There’s nothing more infuriating than seeing the article you worked on for hours and hours appear in full on another site without any credit given.”

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than a few minutes on an article. And I don’t have to worry about people plagiarizing my shit because no one else in their right mind would want to say the shit I do.

  2. Right after I wrote this I remembered a time where you and I really did post something within an hour of each other without knowing about it. That was pretty funny. We had completely separate things to say though, if I remember correctly.

    I think this has happened to me many times with bigger bloggers who might not want to credit lowly ol’ me. Or, bloggers who don’t like me and were here, or there, to “spy.” I’m not suggesting some conspiracy theory. But, whenever I have had a fallout with someone, they’ve “hung around,” if you know what I mean? (and I know you do, Mark) Those are the people who purposefully post something without giving credit. Says a lot about them, really.

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