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Copyright Infringement and Me


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Date:November 7th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'll second what anonymous said. You generally own the copyright on blog replies, but most websites have a terms of use (when you first 'sign up' the site should point you to it initially). In the case of Roger Ebert's blog, it's hosted by the Sun-Times, and point 4 under its terms of use indicates it may use any contribution you make in any way, without compensation.

Note that this is one of the main sticking point folks have with Facebook: it can use anything you add to the site in whatever way without recourse.

In the second case, well, yeah, you became the source of the story. The best you could have done was talk to the columnist's editor to note the laziness in just copying what you said to them for the bulk of their column.
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