May 17, 2010

McMahon violates copyright by reprinting New York Times story

When The New York Times published its blockbuster piece on Richard Blumenthal tonight, Linda McMahon's operatives wasted no time sending out a press release touting the news.
But instead of putting a link to the story, which is fine and dandy, she actually reprinted the entire story, which effectively eliminates the need to go read it on the Times' own site.
There's a word for that: theft.
McMahon ought to know better than to steal words that don't belong to her.
It's a violation of copyright law and it's just plain wrong.
Newspapers are struggling already. Swiping what we write so that we make not one single penny from it is a grotesque way to repay the Times for printing a story that will do so much to help her campaign.
The Times' policy quite clearly states that "copying or storing of any content for other than personal use is expressley prohibited without prior written permission" from the paper.
I strongly doubt that in the 30 seconds McMahon's campaign sat on the information before sending out its press release that she obtained that permission.
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15 comments:

incumbent OUT !!!! said...

hey steven ..... it really pisses you off that bloomie finally got caught . Leave it to you to try to make someone else look like the villain . I guess it is a free press , but , don't expect people to not see what you are doing .

Steve Collins said...

Ouch. You sure got me good. ;)

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah! The Times should feel honored that some one looked at that paper and used their words.

Anonymous said...

Responses like #1 and #3 are why Bristol is a doomed city with no hope whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Where did the opportunist serve? Linda nobody !

Anonymous said...

Steve, really, choose another battle to fight. Linda is not the issue. Dick's outright lying is. Your UV education has to have done better than that.

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling Linda is trying to buy this election. What has she done, one of the founders of that joke WWF. Give me a break. That doesn't qualify her for senator.

Anonymous said...

8:01 PM: Okay, let me get this straight -- Blumenthal being a "liar" (one slip-up) is bad. McMahon being a plagiarist and an opportunistic rat is good? Hmmmm, guess it depends which side of the street you're standing on. I think I'll stand on the same side as Blumethal.

Anonymous said...

Blah,Blah, Blah Wrong again wise guy! Linda is the issue and you guys are glad to see people distracted from her trying to buy the election. And all you holier than thou clowns ought to look at your own. Giardano, Rowland , and Healy the drunk etc. And of course we know more about some of your others, So open up the closet doors you coward!

Anonymous said...

She can't possibally be wrong ! What a joke !

Anonymous said...

I guess in her haste she forgot to check the copyright laws. Boy some real smart Senator she would make!

Anonymous said...

How do you "buy" an election?

Anonymous said...

1:42 50 million of her own money ! Duh!!

Anonymous said...

6:54 She is campaigning, the same as every other candidate, except she's spending her own money instead of hitting people up for it. I give her credit for that, and I'll give her my vote. Not many people would pay out their own cash to become a public servant. Blumenthal is taking PAC money, so you know who he'll owe favors to. Same old, same old...

Anonymous said...

9:47 She is spending her own money because she can't raise enough from her special interests. She obviously has money to burn. Money talks and even qualifies you ? Nah ! But nice try !