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RSS feeds and copyright

This dumb ass (also known as Martin Schwimmer of Trademark Blog, has a problem with Bloglines picking up his public RSS-feed and redistributing it. Because they might at some stage serve ads together with the content.

For those of you unfamiliar with Bloglines; its an online feedreader that you can use to read most any feeds from any news source or blog on the net that has its own feed.

Martin: I have the perfect solution: Stop publishing the feed. Its that simple. Crying about copyright problems when someone distributes your content is just plain stupid, especially when you go after a service such as Bloglines. You could just as well attack Radio for making feed available, or any internet provider for distributing your content without your consent.

This “clarification” doesn’t help either. More response can be found over at Scobles.

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