roh_wyn: (gotohell)
From [livejournal.com profile] wildeagain, via @neilhimself on Twitter:

If someone steals your writing, remember to be grateful!

I can't even begin to explain the stoopid.

But here's an attempt anyway... )

ETA: Now with added feedback and press from The Guardian. Internet firestorm FTW!

Predictably, the Guardian excerpt includes content from someone pointing out "the irony" of the newspaper "lifting" content from [livejournal.com profile] illadore for the article. Except that excerpting with credit is not "lifting" and excerpting for the express purpose of reporting and offering commentary is NOT copyright infringement. FAIL!
roh_wyn: (law)
An article in the The New York Times this weekend described the case of a Frederik Colting's fictional extrapolation of JD Salinger's (in)famous work, Catcher in the Rye, featuring a 76-year old Holden Caulfield. Colting writes under the pseudonym "JD California" and the book has already been published in the UK.

More... )

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