[Ansteorra] A Storm is Brewing
liamstliam at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 16:51:17 PDT 2010
Illadore is a dear friend, and there are a ton of links on my LiveJournal,
which is the same name as this.
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Dana Busenbark
<danab-steppes at earthlink.net>wrote:
> This came from another SCA friend up north. There are two emails here.
> Enjoy the reading!
> An SCA cook who runs the popular and helpful godecookery.com website
> had an article used without permission or payment by a magazine called
> Cooks Source. She complained to the editor, and was told that:
> 1. Stuff on the Web is public domain
> 2. They cleaned up the writing for her
> 3. She should be grateful that they left her name on it, instead of
> attributing it to someone else.
> She posted about this on her LJ, and the word spread. Neil Gaiman
> (with 1.5 million followers) Tweeted about it. It was picked up by
> some of the major blogs, and is now hitting more traditional news
> outlets, like the Washington Post. The magazine's website is offline,
> and their Facebook page is being filled with . . . many honest,
> uncensored remarks.
> It also appears that this same magazine may have plagiarized from
> Paula Deen, NPR, and Martha Stewart. I predict that char-broiled
> editor will soon be on the menu.
> Someone said pass the teriyaki sauce, and the response to that was:
> Save the sauce. At this rate, there aren't going to be enough scraps
> of editor to be worth saucing. Slashdot has picked it up, and Wil
> Wheaton, and the Guardian (UK), and a blogger on Publishers Weekly.
> And there are several law firms that specialize in IP/copyright cases
> who would love to offer their services.
> The righteous wrath of the Internet is a wondrous thing to behold. I
> could feel sorry for the editor, except that she really was asking for
> it with that astoundingly arrogant email.
> Schadenfreude, baby.
> And I wonder why I always send out a request asking for permission to use
> things for my lesson plans! No matter how little it is, even in education
> when we're allowed to use things for educational purposes, I always ask for
> Fiona the Needleworker
> a.k.a. Fionnbharr le Nedlere
> m.k.a. Dana Busenbark
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