Butch McLarty over at London's altlondon.org has a thing or to to say about the Best of the Blogs roundup mentioned in our Dan Brown newspaper clipping posting:
"Speaking of Dan Brown's method of finding the 'Best of the Blogs' in Saturday's LFP (London Free Press). Local bloggers need to tell the LFP sweat shop to either pay up or go pound salt.
Every Saturday, the el cheapo Freep runs a cheesy little feature called the Best of the Blogs in its rinky-dink Comment section.
Not only do they not pay the respective writers for using their copyrighted material, they don't even ask the author if they can use it. Outrageous!
By filling up the paper with as much free editorial content as humanly possible, they generate more black ink for newspaper butcher Quebecor's bottom line.
The sad part of it is that most local bloggers being used/exploited by the LFP appear to like it for the so-called free exposure. Pitiful!
Show some jam-tart folks and tell the LFP sweat shop to either pay up or go pound salt."
Thank you for your comments, Butch.