Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Missing Link Etiquette (Link Etiquette Missing)?

I believe reporters, writers, editors and publishers should be paid for their work and are entitled to control it.

I therefore try to include links to an original source, and I attempt to avoid misappropriating work by wholesale copying (at least, when a link to the original could work).

It therefore surprised me to observe the Post-Gazette engaging in word-for-word republication of an entire article from the Morning Call. The P-G included a link, and perhaps an agreement entitles the P-G to copy entire articles from that newspaper, but it struck me as strange.

1 comment:

Maria said...

They've reprinted entire Slag Heap posts too from the City Paper. Maybe they think it's OK if it's a blog they're copying...