Thursday, November 04, 2010

Um, This Blog Is Copyrighted, Too

The Consumerist tells us about a magazine that stole content from the web, then claimed that the web is public domain. It isn't. Anyone who thinks it is should probably never go online ever again. And the editor of that particular rag probably won't be able to, as it's been learned the magazine also stole from NPR and I think that magazine is about to meet its demise.

One of my favorite comments on the Consumerist blog:

People seem to confuse domains that happen to be accessible to the public with, you know, "public domain."
More here. And probably just about anywhere you look online. I'm all for reforming copyright laws into something saner than "until Disney doesn't have money to keep pushing the dates back", but this is just stupidity.