Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Sep 2010 16:30 UTC
Legal We've all heard of patent trolls who buy up patents without using them to make any products. Their only goal is to seek out possible infringers and sue them, making money via the justice system. It was only a matter of time, but we've now got something new: copyright trolls.
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by trenchsol on Tue 7th Sep 2010 12:31 UTC
trenchsol
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2006-12-07

I don't quite understand what is going on here. Are those alleged violators linking to original stories, or copying and pasting text to their own articles. Or, maybe, typing the articles published on paper into web pages ?

Is it allowed to link to original story ? If it is why would someone republish something that is already on-line ? Why not just linking to it ? Legal or not, republishing an existing article looks pretty pointless to me.... Why would someone want to do it, unless she or he wants to make it appear as his/her own original work ?

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