Daily Archives: August 7, 2009

The blog aggregator and subsequent attribution debate

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/steal-this-professionally-reported-content/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/31/AR2009073102476.html?sid=ST2009073103389
These posts raise interesting debate that can be applied to a wider discussion on attribution and the application of fair use principles.  It’s kind of like saying please and thank you!  To properly attribute costs nothing, whereas failing to properly attribute can be damaging –as the comments on these posts can testify.