Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fer Pete's Sake

So, Tamara has this song she wrote, a pastiche on "A Few Of My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. Tamara's is commonly referred to as "The Fun Show Song", and it's about the joys of going to gun shows.

Ambulance Driver and Squeaky made a music video of it as a Christmas Present for Tamara, which she posted here.

The notorious plagiarists at a certain site noteworthy for their unintentionally ironic use of the word "truth" in the title posted it without attribution; Bobbi has some details at Stop, Thief!. Be it noted that I have no idea about the whole Dead Hooker magazine thing, but since Tamara makes a living as a writer, and a writer owns copyright on the words she puts into certain order, and Dan Zimmerman and that website have infringed copyright before, I think we can certainly state that Dan Zimmerman is an intellectual property thief.

Look, it's all too easy to embed an image or video without attribution. When the copyright holder says "Hey, I own that" you should either replace the embedded code with a link, or (at least) add the proper attribution.

Linoge has a history of the infringements at the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago | walls of the city.


Old NFO said...

It was taken down... finally... But no apology. Assholes!!!

David aka True Blue Sam said...

The attribution is built into an embeddable video on YouTube. Clicking the link in the video will take you right back to the party who posted it. Take a look at the Frank Sinatra video on this page. No visible attribution for the posting party until you hit 'Play'. Click the YouTube link in the lower right of the vid and you go to the YouTube page of the poster. Click the name and you go to their YouTube channel. It has been this way since YouTube started.