24 January, 2006

Beat FM's stolen news on their website




The Picture above shows a piece of news on Beat FM's website about Microsoft's XboX, zooming in a lil bit, the picture attached to the post was found to be "stolen"! explicitly stolen even as the source have printed it's website on the pic (FIND IT HIGHLIGHTED IN RED).... I mean, couldn't they just get a legal picture from Microsoft's website! was it really necessary to get the picture right from where they got the article !

Even this is called piracy......

In about a week time from now i shall be talking about Intellectual Property in general in Jordan, and particularly about violating it with all sorts and methods of Piracy, getting deep inside exposed day by day violations that are not given any interest...Helping in this is the fact that i've worked with an International Intellectual property company based in Jordan lately, and got interested more in those stuff. So stay tuned for it!

3 comments:

Isam Bayazidi said...

I don't thinking that using a picture from another site is stealing. Speacially that they didn't remove the name of the source site.
There is something called "Fair Use" I am not sure if you know it (it is a law in USA, but it is more of an international understanding) I think that this falls under "Fair Use".

nasimjo© said...

hmm, Thanx for the information Isam, but I think it would have really a "Fair Use" if they world have wrote the source of the news in the post it self!

Anonymous said...

piracy still piracy