’nuff said

Dilbert.com

(Thanks, Ed Reading)

  • Robert Levine

    Just curious if the Dilbert strip above is protected by copyright . . .

    -Grandpa Levine

  • Matt Terenzio

    Hey, watch it! Vinyl records are still cool. ; )

  • http://seattleposttimes.typepad.com Chuck Taylor

    Hmmm. I thought this was actually poking fun at people who aren’t creating content.

  • Brian Robinson

    Dogbert is usually the villain of the piece. Which side are you coming from, Jeff?

    • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

      I stand strongly in favor of humor.

      • Robert Levine

        Yes, but did you get permission to reprint the cartoon?

      • David

        POST – you mean POST the cartoon.

  • R Freeman

    It’s an embed from the originating site. No republication needed. The beauty of links :-)

    • Rich Harris

      Wrong. You wouldn’t expect someone like Jeff Jarvis to understand this but this is an infringement of United Media’s copyright plain and simple.

      Read the terms: http://dilbert.com/terms/

      And Jeff is profiting from this infringement by displaying ads on the page.

      So I too would like to know Jeff: did you get permission to reprint the cartoon?

      • Drew

        You are a putz, Rich Harris

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  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    Yo, people I sued the EMBED CODE provided by the cartoon. They wisely invite embedding and distribution. If you click on the cartoon – you don’t even have to click; all you have to do is mouse over and see the link – you’d see that it goes to the Dilbert site. Try to do a LITTLE reporting – moving your mouse – before mouthing off.

    • Rich Harris

      Okay, tail between legs – Dilbert does provide an embed code which would suggest a licence to reuse (though it does contradict their own T&Cs). I apologise.

      Really though I was responding to R Freeman’s idea that a website can take whatever content it likes by embedding it. I meet this absurd idea all the time, and as someone who creates content for a living it angers the hell out of me.

      If copyright worked that way anybody with limited coding skills could duplicate an entire site and wrap it in their own ads, and the content owner couldn’t do a damn thing.

      • Robert Levine

        I apologize as well. I don’t see how it helps Dilbert to provide an embed code, but you’re talking to someone who gets paid in money rather than exposure, so what do I know?

        >>>If copyright worked that way anybody with limited coding skills could duplicate an entire site and wrap it in their own ads, and the content owner couldn’t do a damn thing.

        No! Because once you do that, the freetards suddenly discover the wonderful power of copyright. Look at Team Skype, Facebook or Craigslist, all of which recently filed suits asserting a right they have looked down on in the past.

      • Andy Freeman

        > Look at Team Skype, Facebook or Craigslist, all of which recently filed suits asserting a right they have looked down on in the past.

        I don’t suppose that some supporting evidence would be possible.

        You know – a verifiable cite to Craig Newmark or the Facebook founder saying that he didn’t believe in copyright.

        Yes, I know that both Craigslist and Facebook have been sued by folks claiming copyright violations. So has every major publishing house, newspaper, record company, movie studio, and so on. No one thinks that they look down on copyright. (Every major author has also be sued for copyright violation, but I’ll concede that some authors look down on copyright.)

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  • http://www.faithhayden.com Faith Hayden

    Oh, so true.

  • steve

    file this one under “if the comic is that important it will find ME”.

    i probably wouldn’t have seen it without jj posting it here (and i then linked to it from yahoo! finance when arguing over a media share price (like most it’s been under $5 all year)).

    i imagine a few others have seen the loveable ceo dogbert because of it… some probably laughed like i did.

    thanks!

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