To go with the series of features on online copyright on Journalism.co.uk, thought I’d share this ‘rant’ with you on the subject.
Writer Harlan Ellison sums up the issue of publishers using content without permission and/or thinking it should be free.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE]
I suspect what he says about Time Warner would be echoed by freelancers and agencies dealing with online publishers: “They want everything for nothing. They wouldn’t go for five seconds without being paid and they’ll bitch about how much they are being paid and want more.”