Thursday, July 19, 2007

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Posts Blogger Copyright Law

Very interesting and first time I've seen such detailed copyright instructions regarding blog postings (hopefully I've not violated this law by posting it!):

© Brooklyn Daily Eagle 2007
All materials posted on are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast, posted on Gotham or any other blog without written permission, which can be sought by emailing

The BDE has a lot of great content. If anything, I would think that blog postings would help drive traffic back to the site. I have no problems going through the process to obtain permissions, but in all honestry, it's an annoying extra step.


Anonymous said...

What was going at that moment was that (but others too) were taking whole story from Eagle and paste entire text without link or credit on their website

Jennifer said...

I understand that having your work stolen really isn't fun (it's happened to me at my day job), but there are better ways to handle this. All they're doing by posting something so harsh for anyone, including those willing to credit their articles, is making people hesitant to cite or link back to them.

DumboNYC said...

that is interesting. BDE is protecting their content, rightfully so. Looks like others stole their content without any credit, as Jennifer and anonymous stated. Does that mean we (blogs) can't link stories back to BDE?

Anonymous said...

Read the copy rights on the end of the current stories is changed
Seems that more sense is there
but that is only my opinion

Highmee Gringoblatz said...

I would think they generally are afraid of general mayhem breaking out, if too many people started to publish good things about Brooklyn. To the Eagle its probably a good idea to keep it all on the QT, and just deliver the bad news all the time so we get our news from them and it might help keep the apartment rents cheaper still. More people with money is not what Brooklyn needs, and maybe the Eagle is doing all us a favor in my humbled opinion.

Amanda said...

As far as I can tell, the copyright notice went up a few months after we disabled the Community Gazettes, which is where the offending re-posting was happening.

The Community Gazette reprints weren't posted "without any credit" but they were reposted in full. At least as far as we know. If anyone knows about stories that were straight up plagiarized, p-l-e-a-s-e let us know!