Startled For A Second
Had to do a double take on todays editorial in the Times Standard. Apparently, some other blogger is using articles from the Times Standard and altering them on his or her web site. Kinda startled me, at first glance, cause there's only one other blog I know of that comes from Humboldt and, as I often link to the Times Standard articles, assumed they must of been referring to my blog. But, they weren't.
I have seen at least one instance where someone threatened legal action against a web site owner for having a link to something on the complainant's web site, which isn't what happened here. If one were to complain about that, they'd be way off base, in my opinion. If you have a web site that's viewable to the public, that makes it public domain, as far as I'm concerned.
That's not what the Times Standard was complaining about, though. They didn't like their news articles copied, edited and posted as if that was the original article which is a fair complaint.
I'll have to try and see if the editor will give me a link to that blog. I'd love to know who's doing it.