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...
Actually it does -- read the caption in the first slide. The article that was stolen is originally by Leslie Bonci, a professional nutritionist.
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.
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.
If you go down to the bottom, there is actually a credit.
I just joined the dogpile
I really wish I could be a fly on the wall in their offices. She's done in this industry.
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.
And now it's on the front of Gawker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.