November 5th, 2010
|10:47 pm - Internet Entitlement: Volume 2|
So, who's heard about the latest big online shenanigans?
So, a random blogger found out that a blog post she wrote a few years back had been published in a magazine - without anyone asking her permission. Naturally, she went and contacted the magazine, to ask why this happened, and for a token fee (to be donated to an institution she chose).
The magazine's editor... did not agree to these requests, claimed anything on the Internet is public domain, and was basically very rude. The blogger decided to publicise the incident, it caught the eye of some online notables.
And lo, the Internet did descend.
That editor had really no idea what she was in for. And now word is that she also took recipes from some cooking celebs and freaking Disney and dear Lord they will have to invent new words for just how screwed she is.
The lessons to be learnt today: Don't be really freaking dumb about copyright; politeness can prevent all sorts of problems; and the almighty forces of the Internet will fuck your shit up.
(It's just so wonderfully entertaining. *sniff*)
Current Mood: enthralled
Who does that and expects to get away with it? No, really?
There's also a reverse cautionary tale here - what you write on the internet can be found and posted elsewhere. I'm not excusing it, I hate victim blaming, but I think we all forget that sometimes. People think I'm weird for not giving my real name outside of flock - well, that's why.
As I said, that doesn't excuse it. The editor was absolutely in the wrong for doing that to someone.
I'm amazed that she even considered doing that - you'd be ripped to shreds for something like that at Uni. But then, looking at her personal details her education would have been before the Internet really took off - I imagine that's the sort of out-of-touch mindset that makes one think of the Internet (and so the things on it) as less real than more tangible traditional media.
The Internet provides the best entertainment.
This is awesome. I approve.
The lesson from this: Never fuck with the Internet.
oh lawdy, AWESOME new icon. I grinned and almost said that out loud when I saw it. This too has my approval.
Shiny new things need showing off. I made me LOL muchly when I saw it in an icon post.
How on earth did they think they'd get away with it?