AM Update: Follow the conversation and check out the blatant patterns of misattributions. via Memeorandum
The editorial team over at Engadget blacklisted Dapreview.net a few months ago for commenting on their site about the use of their hard earned stories that were being “sourced” by Engadget. This was picked up by Fark,and Digg users. While no comment was made by the Engadget team I really doubt they would do this intentionally however the evidence has piled up and its looking kind of ugly. The story in question is a picture that edits the original credit to the source.
Ok so its really ugly if this is true – Engadget should fix this and apologize to the community.
Further Coverage: Design Technica
Comment from Ryan Block:
“Note from Ryan Block, Managing Editor: due to my own misunderstanding I mistakenly changed the source attribution and image on this post, but it has since been restored to its original form. I apologize for any harm or wrongdoing from this error, and respect DAPreview’s rights, content, and understanding.”
Update: I used strong words to make a strong point. Because Jason often does. And this time everyone and their brother is coming to his aid saying its all alright. It’s still not right to misattribute especially when you have railed hard on folks for creating a new css similar to your designs, or (link’s redirect sorry its gone) CNET’s editorial elitism as you call it. Or calling people flat out thieves. Overall however I subscribe to Engadget + Mobile and think its a great read. So keep up the work. Just try not to be “evil”. And you may want to answer this chaps questions too because that’s also not very ethical.