mm087: You’re always hurt by the one you love…

July 27, 2007

MUDGE’S Musings

Constant reader of this nanocorner of the ‘sphere hasn’t had a long time to make this a habit. mm001 dates all the way back to the first week of May.

Guess the point is, MUDGE is quite new to this blogging thing, quite low on the learning curve as it were, and quite surprised that anyone beyond a small coterie of similarly inclined hobbyists even were aware of the existence of Left-Handed Complement.

Today, however, I was called to account for what probably should be classified as a rookie mistake.

Received a polite letter from Salon.com, asking me to remove the article that I posted a couple of days ago, as its reprint in full represents a potential violation of copyright.

Hi there.

I’m Walter Thompson, director of marketing for Salon.com. It’s come to our attention that your site features the full text of at least one article originally published on Salon.com. The original article may be found here.

The article appears in full on your Web site here.

Although posting an excerpt of copyrighted material is acceptable, republishing a work in full that’s owned by another party is a copyright violation.  Please remove this material from your site at your earliest opportunity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line.

Thanks,
— Walter.

Walter Thompson
Director, Marketing
Salon Media Group, Inc.
101 Spear Street
Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94105
walter@salon.com <mailto:walter@salon.com>

Guess my wide readership (Lifetime: 1,178 hits overall as of 20:45pmCDT on 27-July-2007) is just too scary for Salon.com. And I hope I haven’t just compounded the violation by printing Walter’s letter in full!

But, MUDGE always intends to do the right thing, so here’s what mm084 looks like now, in part:

mm084fixed

Lesson learned.

It’s it for now. Thanks,

–MUDGE

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