Amitabh Bachchan devoted his 754th day in his blog to copyright infringement , which i consider a topic to be taken very seriously.No doubt Mr Bachchan made this point clear with a touch of humour, and i love him for that, but he meant it.Copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner”.But there is also concept called Fair Use.
What is fair use?
Fair use allows newspapers and other publications to publish second hand information as long as the artist is given credit, product information is given, and the quilt is not reproduced full size.
As we know web presence is equally important to its physical counterpart in any given form of business, and eventually a trend is set to be the no 1 in this world of web resulting in a giant cloud of information, and no wonder our fellow writers can go to any lengths .Big was seen targeting some of the writer who thought they would go unnoticed. Referring to his earlier post named Day749i ,
he said “Ha ha ha … heh hea heha hahaha … Mr KV Raman you are a genius ! Man .. you copy the text of my blog and pass it off as yours. Thats copyright infringement mister. And no acknowledgement ? But I guess you never thought anyone would notice. Just as the ADC you contribute to, fails to acknowledge the blog from where they get news from. Here take a look -“
You can find more details in his post http://bigb.bigadda.com/?p=5418