Ask Anyone (Or Why Lauren lost control of her internet content)
I’ve been called an idiot. A moron. And other bad stuff. I was expecting that because the post was a bit sexist and obnoxious.
But that’s not why I’m a moron and an idiot.
No, I’m a moron because of my views on copyright, respect, and who ultimately controls content on the net.
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the death of plagiarism. My work was stolen and I was pissed but then I thought about it. Few agreed with my conclusion but it’s the right one.
Do you think you really control your content once it’s on the net?
Ask anyone in the music business.
Ask anyone in the movie business.
Ask anyone in the newspaper business.
You may not like it but you only gain control by letting go.
The internet is built on stealing content. Except we call it links.
So how do we give the author credit?
In Lauren’s case I do it by linking back to the pictures source. But some are not happy with that. They want other things. Names and other stuff.
But here’s the problem with that reasoning.
You don’t get to decide how people dissiminate your content and credit you. Sorry.
The people decide.
Ask the music business.
Ask the movie business.
Ask the newspaper business.
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