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The Courts Twitter Your Rights Online

Developer Exposes Copyright Infringers On Twitter 164

Posted by kdawson
from the better-than-paying-lawyers dept.
snitty writes "Wil Shipley, developer of Delicious Library, found some applications on the iTunes App Store that were using without permission some images from his popular desktop application. He outed them on Twitter. The team at Technically Legal broke down the story and the take-home messages for using other people's images."
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Developer Exposes Copyright Infringers On Twitter

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  • by mcrbids (148650) on Tuesday September 15, 2009 @03:52PM (#29430269) Journal

    Take down notice: BAD

    Software developer: GOOD

    Copyrights: BAD

    Twitter: GOOD

    Lawsuit: BAD

    Caught red-handed: GOOD

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  • Re:Twitter (Score:3, Funny)

    by idontgno (624372) on Tuesday September 15, 2009 @03:53PM (#29430277) Journal

    Yeah. the twitter angle was pretty much gratuitous. I think it's become the Web2.0 way of making something cool: wedge "on Twitter" on the end of the sentence. Just like "in my pants" automatically makes any sentence hilarious.

    "Developer Exposes Copyright Infringers In My Pants"

    Yup. Hilarious.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 15, 2009 @04:41PM (#29430869)

    It's not a wood grain texture, it's a faux wood grain texture of the type you might find printed on cheap, tacky veneer. Presumably, shipping a version of this software with a bitmapped texture that approximates real wood would cost more. So how much wood would a woodchuck chuck to simply store metadata in the filesystem? Just think of how many virtual trees (oil in the veneer case) we'd be saving when nobody needs such silly apps.

Felson's Law: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.