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Thank you, Eric, for keeping me up-to-date on this story [Nov. 4th, 2010|02:46 pm]
Zoethe
The list of who they've stolen from now includes Disney. A fact that probably never would have come to light if the editor had been smart enough to apologize.

The list of articles that are public domain, according to Cooks Source. Color me amused.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-11-04 06:56 pm (UTC)
I think tomorrow I'm gonna have to bake a Schadenfreude pie. It seems fitting.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 06:57 pm (UTC)
Definitely.
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[User Picture]From: gardenwaltz
2010-11-04 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oh. Sweet. Jesus.

They would have been safer stealing the godfather's girlfriend.
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-11-04 07:37 pm (UTC)
This makes me laugh so hard. XD
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 09:11 pm (UTC)
It's a bit like feeding Christians to the lions.

Pass the popcorn.
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[User Picture]From: shezan
2010-11-04 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahaha!
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2010-11-04 07:06 pm (UTC)
Aw someone's about to get punished. Disney prosecutes stuff like this for a hobby.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, they do.
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2010-11-04 09:42 pm (UTC)
I'm imagining a cartoon of Walt Disney's head being kept alive ala Futurama screaming at his lawyers, "Sue them! Leave them penniless in the streets!"

Your profession actually gives you the gravitas to tell them what all of already of us know: "Hey, you idiots. I'm a lawyer and I can tell you with absolute certainty that you're violating copyright law." They're probably too stupid to listen to you either.
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[User Picture]From: shandra
2010-11-04 07:17 pm (UTC)
Well, she was consistent at least - right? :P

I wish she'd stolen from my work site so I could get our lawyer on it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 09:56 pm (UTC)
Very consistent of her. Disney will get her, though.
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[User Picture]From: horizonchaser
2010-11-04 07:27 pm (UTC)
Good grief. They can't possibly be that stupid, and yet, it seems that they are. Stealing from Disney? Martha Stewart might let you live, but Disney takes no prisoners.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 09:58 pm (UTC)
Indeed.
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[User Picture]From: soldiergrrrl
2010-11-04 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. GAWD.

Do not steal from the Mouse. You will not like what happens when you do.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 09:58 pm (UTC)
The Mouse takes no prisoners.
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2010-11-04 07:34 pm (UTC)
Someone in a discussion thread found Griggs personal really open FB. Here's hoping she takes that down before the crazies arrive. Her business is deservedly ruined but she can't know what's coming.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-04 08:33 pm (UTC)
ditto
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 10:01 pm (UTC)
Someone posted her home address. That is SO out of line.
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[User Picture]From: shezan
2010-11-04 10:42 pm (UTC)
That's revolting.

Plus, Disney will do the job in a MUCH MORE PROFESSIONAL manner.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 10:54 pm (UTC)
They certainly will.
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2010-11-05 01:39 pm (UTC)
I agree, she may be an idiot, but let's not invite additional idiots to the party.
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[User Picture]From: icewolf010
2010-11-04 07:37 pm (UTC)

Disney?! O.O

Talk about too dumb to live.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 10:01 pm (UTC)

Re: Disney?! O.O

Great icon!
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[User Picture]From: sageautumn
2010-11-04 07:45 pm (UTC)
Disney, huh.
Uhhhohhhhh someone's gonna get in troouuuuble.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's bad.
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[User Picture]From: sageautumn
2010-11-04 07:49 pm (UTC)
I also/do find it pretty interesting that everyone realizes/notices/knows that Disney is Not To Be Fucked With in such a large way, on such a wide basis.

It may be one of those "all my friends think like me" things that happen on the internet, but... ...in this case I kinda doubt it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 10:03 pm (UTC)
Disney is famous for eating violators alive.
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[User Picture]From: cinema_babe
2010-11-04 08:10 pm (UTC)
I showed this unfolding debacle to my editor at work and she is so completely appalled. All she keeps saying is " I hope the author gets a lawyer, I hope author gets a lawyer".

And for the record, my editor has been an editor for almost 30 years and she darn sure knows that the Internet is not public domain.

And Disney? All I can say is BOHIC*

(Bend Over Here It Comes)
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-04 08:34 pm (UTC)
and

BOHICA :)

same as the above with "again" :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 10:08 pm (UTC)
The author just wants an apology and acknowledgment, which would have made all this so simple.
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[User Picture]From: mariadkins
2010-11-04 08:34 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: meyerweb.com
2010-11-05 01:59 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Most of the time I play an author and conference organizer, but today I got to play a memetic epidemiologist. It was really kinda fun, and definitely fascinating.

Oh, and Paula Deen's legal team has already been made aware of the situation by the webmaster for Paula Deen Enterprises. WAH-HEY!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-05 01:35 pm (UTC)
Apparently people have passed word to Disney as well.
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2010-11-05 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm close friends with Monica Gaudio, I feel like I'm living the Seven Degrees of Kevin Bacon or something.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-05 01:35 pm (UTC)
You are now connected to Disney's legal team! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2010-11-05 01:37 pm (UTC)
And they aren't suing me, I must confess, I am a little surprised by that :-)
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[User Picture]From: cynic51
2010-11-05 03:55 am (UTC)
This is totally awesome and made my day.
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[User Picture]From: i_autumnheart
2010-11-05 06:04 am (UTC)
Wow - less than 24 hours from when I read your first post on this topic to worldwide infamy; it's now gone up on the website for a major old-media newspaper in Australia! http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/recipe-for-trouble-cooking-rag-steals-article-then-demands-payment-20101105-17h10.html
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-05 01:41 pm (UTC)
It's impressive what the power of the internet can do. And a little scary.
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[User Picture]From: sammiantha
2010-11-05 08:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this. I can't believe she has gotten away with this for so long.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-05 01:43 pm (UTC)
The fact that it's a giveaway in a small market probably has a lot to do with it.
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