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Date: 05/16/12 10:00 AM

33 Responses to Blogger Asserts Copyright, News Editor Gets Irate

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Link: Blogger Asserts Copyright, News Editor Gets Irate - This blogger confronted the newspaper editor for plagiarizing my work. Hilarity ensued.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36217 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

    hi·lar·i·ty : Noun
    1.Extreme amusement, esp. when expressed by laughter.
    2.Boisterous merriment.


    Nope. Not even close to "hilarity"
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:09 am
    I`m 40 years older than you thus I`m right.

    I hate people like that :P
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:20 am
    Blogger: well within his rights
    Copyright thief: more practical than honest
    Woman: Not very nice and not very bright
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:23 am
    I`m 40 years older than you thus I`m right.

    I hate people like that :P
    It`s a variation of an appeal to authority logical fallacy, and I hate it too. Authority from age is not axiomatic, as this editor claims it to be.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:27 am
    Getting someone who printed your work without your permission to pay you - awesome.

    Posting the video online after they consented to pay you for their mistake - douche baggery at its finest.
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:33 am
    That editor knew he didn`t have a leg to stand on and did the right thing by paying up on the spot. He should have known better than to rip off someone`s work. I know I am right because I am many years older than LillianDulci.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Getting someone who printed your work without your permission to pay you - awesome.

    Posting the video online after they consented to pay you for their mistake - douche baggery at its finest.
    Exactly. I disregard the `bro` in your username and prostrate myself before your concise and accurate post.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:46 am
    That "bull sh|t" at the end, is that like a reason for sale or something?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36217 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:47 am

    LillianDulci, "I`m 40 years older than you thus I`m right.
    I hate people like that"
    Be quite now, you`ll understand when you get older.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:51 am
    "I disregard the `bro` in your username and prostrate myself before your concise and accurate post."

    Thank you good sir. You`re too kind. Too kind.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:03 am
    I`m amazed the guy paid.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:06 am
    so the guy rips off his work and he and his wife or whoever she was thinks they are being wronged for having to pay for it?

    what idiots.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3150 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:10 am
    I think the posing of the video is just to say "hey, if someone violates your copyrights, take action!" than to say "herpaderp this guy`s an idiot."

    Though wouldn`t it be funny if some wiretap laws were violated and the editor got his $500 back?


    Orchideous, I believe that that was just the memo line. It`s not required to write in that line but used to remind as to why the check was written.
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    402 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am
    1:30 shiet gets serious
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6667 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Brometheus,

    Mistake? I doubt it; he tried to rip off someone else`s work, was confronted and paid up with ill-grace.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Well done blogger. Old man goes; "Well I`m 40 years older than you...." and stumbles the rest of the sentence making all old people sound like doddering fools. On the bright side, he knew he was wrong and ultimately did the right thing.
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
    535 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 11:55 am
    I think the headline should have read -

    DOUCHEBAG BLOGGER DUANE LESTER CRIES FOR MONEY, STILL SCREWS OLD MAN...
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    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Hahaha, pay the man.
    @LillianDulci "Be quite now, you`ll understand when you get older." Gerry must be right he`s a few months older than I.
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    CDarling Female 18-29
    129 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    How is the blogger a douche? I don`t think anyone should get away with plagiarism. The old man new that the article was stolen!
    I honestly think that some older people think anyone younger than them is just an idiot kid, and therefore try to get away with exploiting them.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Lordjim - "Mistake? I doubt it; he tried to rip off someone else`s work, was confronted and paid up with ill-grace."

    Maybe, but that still should have been the end of it. Publicly humiliating the man by posting this video was just petty.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    There`s nothing that annoys me more than uptight grandmas.

    Sad piano music at the end, lol
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    ShamaziaV2 Male 13-17
    236 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    I like how the old man is about to try and intimidate the blogger, but then the lady walks by "is that what the camera`s for?" and he`s just like "oh.."
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    May 16, 2012 at 10:01 pm
    Sometimes an apology goes a long way. The papers editor should have offered one with a promise of a notation in the next addition and perhaps bought them lunch. $500 is a nice apology but, he could have saved it. As for the video being published on-line the notation on the check showed no empathy for the misdeed.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 12:09 am
    Good grief. Were they filming that from inside of a hamster ball? Whatever was covering the lens caused all sorts of weird distortions.

    That aside, good video. Hopefully it will discourage others from similar plagiarism.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 1:15 am
    Excellent. How much has this editor earned from stealing other people`s work during the course of his lifetime? He recognised when he had been shown wrong and will probably carry on exactly as before.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 6:22 am
    This would be the way to handle it:
    I am terrrbly sorrry. We will print the credit in the new issue. If you forgive us this misunderstanding, we will appreciate your contribution infuture.
    Can`t pay too much you know we are small time publication but we loved your work.
    Nope then you gotta pay.
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    daverazor Male 50-59
    198 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 6:32 am
    Well if bloggers were real journalists than this video would have merit.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 7:41 am
    Well if bloggers were real journalists than this video would have merit.
    Well since the US signed the Berne Convention, blogs do count as copyrighted.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 8:08 am
    I`M OLDER THAN YOU, SO LAWS DON`T APPLY TO ME!
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    GodDamnDevil Male 40-49
    164 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 9:01 am
    Still waiting for hilarity to ensue.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    May 17, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Blogging is graffiti with punctuation. I saw that in the movie,`Contagion`.
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    New_Guy Male 30-39
    406 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 2:46 am
    God F*ck me... this is stupid.

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