Monday, May 22, 2006

Blogging is...

Blogging is Plagiarism according to PlagiarismToday.

Funny, I thought Plagiarism was passing someone elses work off as one's own. Not lifting segments and fisking them with numerous links back to the source of the information?

And since he hates blockquotes:

The Investor Relations Web Report calls it "the new plagiarism". Dan Zarella from Puritan City call those who engage in it "the best plagiarists". Others simply call them bloggers or, as Zarella also put it, "Human Aggregators".

They"’re a new breed of content users that walk a gray area between that which is clearly fair use and what is obviously content theft. Their blogs are marked with large swaths of block quotes and heavy content reuse, but also proper attribution and at least some original content.

And since I am not a talented writer I'll post the "Fair Use Notice" that appears on this blog.

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