Earlier this week, Duncan chronicled the end of The Blogging Times only to have to recant this a day later when The Blogging Times relaunched with a new blogger and some less interesting posts than before.
Howard Lindzon, an investor in TBT, calls the critics of his approach at TBT ‘putzs’.
But the problems are deeper than what’s just on the surface with the downtrend in post quality – and the attempt to produce news more like ‘Valleywag’ than the substance that was posted when Minic was the editor at TBT….
And that problem is the use of other’s works without credit – and in violation of copyright law.
Here’s an example. In the post earlier this week about the Apple iPhone (this link is broken, by the way, due to a poorly configured wordpress installation over at TBT), Eddie Daroza used this photograph, which looked really familiar to me.
My own feelings on copyright are well known. Crap like this gives everyone in the blogosphere a bad name.
And I expect better from bloggers that choose to cover blogging news. Even a competitor.
Update – 3/3: This isn’t the first time that the new editor of The Blogging Times has been in trouble over using photos without permission.