Avarice — 14 Comments

    • And traffic.

      They maintain a link is a breach of copyright.  I would have thought that the opposite – quoting without a link – would be the breach?

      Fucking idiots.

    • Not only do they not have external links but they insist on linking every second word internally which is really fucking irritating.

      • Incidentally, if some prat includes a link in a comment, am I then liable for the bill?

        • firstly, there is no legal basis for liable.

          these guys where chancing their arm, using bully and scare tactics

          to scam money from nonprofit charities.

          Pretty poor behaviour under any light.






  1. If they had any sense, the papers would be using the links as evidence that people read their website, and then accordingly charge extra for the advertising on those pages.

    The only way to avoid being plagurised is to cease publishing, although perhaps that's their next step.

    • Welcome, Mick!  An excellent point.  Generally the one to benefit most from a link is the recipient.  The problem with the papers though is that they just dislike all this competition, and there is damn all they can do about it.

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