?

Log in

No account? Create an account
It just keeps getting better - The Fucking Bluebird of Goddamn Happiness [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Zoethe

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

It just keeps getting better [Nov. 4th, 2010|01:29 pm]
Zoethe
Here's my favorite part of the Cooks Source kerfluffle, thanks to meyerweb: Oh, no: http://is.gd/gIxbR copies text of http://is.gd/gIxe8 WITH A NEW BYLINE.

So apparently the line about lifting the story and putting on a new byline came to her mind because they do that.

Wow.
LinkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: lady_guenievre
2010-11-04 05:39 pm (UTC)
Hmm, technically the webmd thing doesn't have a byline - is it possible that article got sold two places? Not that I want to believe anything good about Cooks Source, but...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lunabird
2010-11-04 05:45 pm (UTC)
Actually it does -- read the caption in the first slide. The article that was stolen is originally by Leslie Bonci, a professional nutritionist.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lady_guenievre
2010-11-04 05:48 pm (UTC)
I thought that was just a quote, given that she's also listen in the References. Regardless, I would say it's 99% likely it's stolen, I just can't let things go without giving people (even the ones who don't deserve it) the benefit of the doubt.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lunabird
2010-11-04 05:55 pm (UTC)
But it's not a specific paper by her listed in the quote, it's just her name. If it were a quote, the source of the quote would be given so that other people could retrieve the article/video/whatever and see the source for themselves. I'd wager that someone did an interview, or gathered this information in verbal form somehow, then transcribed it into text -- probably that Dr.Chang who's mentioned right above sources.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 06:46 pm (UTC)
If you go down to the bottom, there is actually a credit.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2010-11-04 05:42 pm (UTC)
I just joined the dogpile
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 06:48 pm (UTC)
I really wish I could be a fly on the wall in their offices. She's done in this industry.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: geekjul
2010-11-04 05:56 pm (UTC)
Will be interesting to see how Cooks Source handles this backlash. Just as I was reading your posts here on LJ, in another window I got this blog post from Woot about the same thing. Message is definitely saturating the net today.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 06:52 pm (UTC)
And now it's on the front of Gawker.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: creentmerveille
2010-11-04 06:45 pm (UTC)
I was just almost starting to feel sorry for the editor, as she's being tarred and feathered globally for her stupidity and the vitriol is getting a bit extreme.

But... wow. That's just shameful.

I would not want to be her today for anything in the world.

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: creentmerveille
2010-11-04 06:49 pm (UTC)
not to say in any way that I approve of her actions or that the public outcry isn't completely deserved, because it is. Her audacity apparently knows no bounds.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 06:56 pm (UTC)
There's a whole list now of companies from which they've stolen. I linked it in an entry, but it includes NPR, Sunset, and Disney.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: creentmerveille
2010-11-04 07:16 pm (UTC)
That's just awesome. :P Oh, did she ever make a huge mistake - and compounded it by not apologizing and making it right.

I'm betting the Disney sharks are already on it, but just in case, I'm sending your link to a couple of my friends over at the Mouse House. ;)

I'm willing to bet the 'editor' of Cooks Source is going to become an expert in copyright laws and the internet, but what an expensive lesson. Deserved, though.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2010-11-04 07:07 pm (UTC)
here's what i'm wondering. obviously, things found in books or print magazines have copywrights. but who told this person that the internet was all free stuff? because *some*one had to have said it one time or another.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-04 09:13 pm (UTC)
Someone may have said it to her at some point, but five minutes of research would have made it clear that this is not the case.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)