[personal profile] catskilt

This is too much. I understand if you put logos on pictures/fancams that you took yourself because - well, you took them yourself. I understand if you credit yourself for translations. But this, I cannot understand.

MyPaper is a national newspaper in Singapore. It is owned and published by SPH. "13elieveSG" does not have any ownership over it: he/she/they did not write it, nor edit it, nor print it, nor invest in it. All they did was to scan it. They didn't even translate it.

I somehow don't think that scanning an article gives you the right to put your own logo on it. In fact, even if they translated it, the only right they own is over the translation, not the article in any way, shape or form. And I don't believe that uploading and sharing the article is reason to insist that people give you credit for it. Yup, that's right, "sup3rjunior.wordpress.com". If sharing gave us the right to claim credit for the printed work, then I could talk about a New York Times article on this LJ and insist that people credit me for sharing it. See how ridiculous that is?

I think these people need to have a good hard look at what copyright infringement and intellectual property mean because they obviously do not have a clue. Or maybe they do, except that they're too caught up in wanting to promote their fansite/twitter/etc. in whatever unethical way that they can. And I honestly, honestly hope that the rest of fandom isn't dumb enough to realise that no, credit does not need to be given to the "sharer, uploader, or scanner". Most especially if it's a fucking national newspaper article.

Date: 2012-03-27 02:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hellokeroro.livejournal.com
Whoa. Glad that I'm not the only one who noticed these kind of things. Well they're not the only one. Almost all fansites & Twitter fanbases are like that *sighs* And I agree onwhat you've written there. :| The greed for taking credit is just annoying. :|



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