The Stupidest Thing an Editor With Three Decades of Experience Has Said About the Web Today
It is, in a response to a writer complaining that the editor’s magazine stole something she wrote on the Internet and used it without compensation:
But honestly Monica, the web is considered “public domain” and you should be happy we just didn’t “lift” your whole article and put someone else’s name on it!
Get the whole story, from the writer of the piece, here.
And then get Nick Mamatas’ take on it, here.
And then go look at the Facebook page of the magazine and see how people are gently correcting the editor in question, here. That is, while you can, as I have no doubt either the page or the comments will be taken down soon, although, of course, screen caps, text cut-and-paste, and good ol’ Google cache will keep the spirit of dissent alive forever!
And kids, remember: Writing on Teh IntarWeebs can has copyright! Even the newbiest of newbie editors should know that.
Oh, and to add to the Google Search weight this incident will have, the magazine in question is Cooks Source. That’s “Cooks Source,” with a “c.” Once again, Cooks Source.
There, my work is done.