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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 06:40 PM
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65. Thank-you from a photographer now quasi replaced by free photos online....
Edited on Tue Apr-12-11 06:42 PM by robinlynne
Edited to add: It is not the photographers I blame. It is the corporations profiting from this crap. It is unbridled, unfettered extreme capitalism. at its worst.
yes I do believe you can have "humanized' capitalism. All you have to do is keep the gap between classes very very small. The smaller, the better.
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  -AOL, Arianna Huffington Hit with Class Action Suit Viva_La_Revolution  Apr-12-11 11:38 AM   #0 
  - Defense attorney says:  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 11:42 AM   #1 
  - Not so fast MM. Have a look at these two cases.  Wilms   Apr-12-11 11:48 AM   #6 
  - I'm a professional journalist, and have been since 1974.  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 11:57 AM   #9 
     - I do, in fact, feel discomfort with the dumbing down of lots of professions via the underpaid.  Wilms   Apr-12-11 12:04 PM   #12 
     - I don't know if they signed away copyright. It doesn't matter,  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 12:50 PM   #20 
     - The entire business model has collapsed and you blame writers?  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 12:49 PM   #19 
     - The demand for written content has never been larger.  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 12:54 PM   #23 
     - No, it's not the willingness of writers to be unpaid that tanked  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:00 PM   #26 
     - Hello? Did you read MM's responses? Apparently not.  SpiralHawk   Apr-12-11 02:08 PM   #42 
        - I sure did and that narrative puts the cart before the horse.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 02:32 PM   #43 
        - Unskilled yokels? Really?  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 02:35 PM   #45 
           - You might try rereading my post with some of those years worth of experience.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 02:44 PM   #48 
              - No thanks. I saw my error. I just haven't edited it yet.  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 02:48 PM   #49 
        - So you got paid to write this that I'm responding to?  harmonicon   Apr-12-11 03:15 PM   #53 
           - YOU are the reason the New York Times can't hire writers!!!  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 09:48 AM   #80 
              - ?! nt.  harmonicon   Apr-13-11 10:06 AM   #82 
                 - My joke's a failure I guess. (I was agreeing with you.)  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 10:41 AM   #85 
                    - It wasn't a failure.  ronnie624   Apr-13-11 12:57 PM   #92 
                    - Amusing?! You call that a "joke"? I wasn't even paid to write it!  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 01:09 PM   #93 
                    - sorry  harmonicon   Apr-13-11 03:48 PM   #99 
     - I agree, MM, and I refuse to write for free unless it's an occasional op-ed  wordpix   Apr-13-11 07:42 AM   #77 
        - You're writing for free right now. Or did you get paid for the post?  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 11:43 AM   #90 
     - Thank-you from a photographer now quasi replaced by free photos online....  robinlynne   Apr-12-11 06:40 PM   #65 
        - I made most of my money translating, now largely replaced by these un-idiomatic Google translations.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 09:53 AM   #81 
           - agreed.  robinlynne   Apr-13-11 11:12 AM   #88 
     - Can I get a "hell yeah" from the audience?  TheWraith   Apr-12-11 01:08 PM   #28 
     - It is hard for writers to get respect, because a lot of the consumers  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 01:59 PM   #40 
        - It's always been hard for writers to get respect. That's not new. n/t  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 02:33 PM   #44 
        - So it has. Just as I said.  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 02:37 PM   #47 
           - So, let me get this straight.  merh   Apr-12-11 09:46 PM   #70 
              - Do you demand respect for replacement workers during a strike?  TheWraith   Apr-13-11 03:38 PM   #98 
                 - No one hired the folks and asked them to post at HuffPo.  merh   Apr-13-11 06:33 PM   #101 
                    - Media outlets weren't "looking" to be bought out, they just WERE bought out.  TheWraith   Apr-14-11 02:00 AM   #102 
        - This may be your experience with your "consumers," but it hasn't been mine with my readers.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 05:47 PM   #100 
     - Wow.  Bluenorthwest   Apr-12-11 01:09 PM   #29 
        - Actually, no, I wouldn't take exception to that. In fact, I'm the  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 01:56 PM   #39 
  - if you choose to write on a voluntary basis/understanding and  katty   Apr-12-11 11:53 AM   #8 
  - Yup!  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 11:58 AM   #10 
  - Not if the site owner represented to you  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 12:54 PM   #21 
     - this writer had 6 yrs. to stop writing for HuffPo and NOW says the org profited  wordpix   Apr-13-11 07:46 AM   #78 
  - Yeah, I'm gonna sue Facebook for profiting from all my witty comments  progressoid   Apr-12-11 12:28 PM   #16 
  - Good luck with all that.  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 12:55 PM   #24 
  - The case takes place in a court, not in your imagination. Tasini knows what he's doing.  JackRiddler   Apr-12-11 01:10 PM   #31 
  - I don't believe your facts are accurate.  merh   Apr-12-11 10:55 PM   #72 
     - The vast majority of content on HuffPo was never paid for.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 12:24 AM   #73 
        - The content is not what is of value  merh   Apr-13-11 12:58 AM   #75 
           - Fine, you're arguing for the defendant and think you've "totally destroyed" the plaintiff.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 09:42 AM   #79 
              - Where the hell do you get the conclusions found in your reply?  merh   Apr-13-11 10:16 AM   #83 
                 - I've been civil to you and it's sad that you resort to characterizations by remote viewing.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 10:37 AM   #84 
                    - The "totally destroys" comment I made was not about the plaintiffs' case  merh   Apr-13-11 12:34 PM   #91 
  - ha ha ha ha  some guy   Apr-12-11 02:57 PM   #50 
     - Nice burn.  joshcryer   Apr-13-11 12:43 AM   #74 
  - I'm still waiting for Skinner to pay me for all my witty commentary here  snooper2   Apr-12-11 11:44 AM   #2 
  - It will be included in the check for your beer money & travel expenses  SpiralHawk   Apr-12-11 11:47 AM   #4 
  - Godamn it, don't bring him on this thread....n/t  msanthrope   Apr-12-11 01:44 PM   #35 
  - Hahaha.  progressoid   Apr-12-11 05:24 PM   #64 
  - We're all still waiting for the "witty commentary"....  hlthe2b   Apr-12-11 11:48 AM   #5 
  - Class Action Suit!!!  Wait Wut   Apr-12-11 11:53 AM   #7 
  - Did Skinner sell Democratic Underground for $300 million?  JackRiddler   Apr-12-11 01:12 PM   #32 
  - yes, but I hear 97% of that money came from the DoD, (via Obama)  snooper2   Apr-12-11 01:46 PM   #36 
  - DUzy Awards aren't bringing what they used to on Ebay.  MilesColtrane   Apr-12-11 02:36 PM   #46 
  - Folks likely wanked off now that Huffington is out of the closet as a full-on RepubliCorp catapult  SpiralHawk   Apr-12-11 11:46 AM   #3 
  - She was always a Republican. Always. I knew her in  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 11:59 AM   #11 
     - Going occult is a Republicon speciality. Huffington is just now being exposed  SpiralHawk   Apr-12-11 12:15 PM   #13 
     - Whats that old saying ?  AsahinaKimi   Apr-12-11 12:32 PM   #17 
     - Deceived? Wasn't she a vocal McCain supporter? nt.  harmonicon   Apr-12-11 03:16 PM   #54 
  - I wonder if anyone will notice.  closeupready   Apr-12-11 12:19 PM   #14 
  - Hahahahahaha!  SoapBox   Apr-12-11 12:19 PM   #15 
  - ....  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-12-11 12:40 PM   #18 
  - You've got that write! ;-) N/T  BillyJack   Apr-12-11 01:02 PM   #27 
  - Barnum. Pure Barnum. n/t  msanthrope   Apr-12-11 01:49 PM   #37 
  - I repeatedly called it the Palin Post  JJW   Apr-12-11 12:54 PM   #22 
  - It's the shareholders who should be suing AOL over this deal.  leveymg   Apr-12-11 12:57 PM   #25 
  - The HuffHo is like every other institution in this culture any more.  EFerrari   Apr-12-11 01:09 PM   #30 
  - Thats why I left HPO last year.  fredamae   Apr-12-11 09:16 PM   #68 
  - Now ain't that the truth. Thanks for a laugh.  JackRiddler   Apr-12-11 01:12 PM   #33 
  - If you don't want to work for free, don't work for free. n/t  Corruption Winz   Apr-12-11 01:23 PM   #34 
  - +1: couldn't have said it better myself. nt.  harmonicon   Apr-12-11 03:18 PM   #55 
  - If you don't want to be noticed exploiting free patsies, don't sell their work for $300 million.  JackRiddler   Apr-12-11 04:12 PM   #58 
  - Arianna can claim there was nothing worth paying for,  msanthrope   Apr-12-11 01:55 PM   #38 
  - Based on much that was posted here from that site,  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 02:01 PM   #41 
  - One wonders when some posters here figure that out about FDL.  msanthrope   Apr-12-11 04:07 PM   #57 
     - You mean that rag run by Hampster & Grover Norquist?  Tarheel_Dem   Apr-12-11 04:34 PM   #60 
     - Yes--the breathlessly quoted, poorly sourced revenue maker for  msanthrope   Apr-12-11 04:39 PM   #62 
     - I have no idea. Some already have, though, I'm sure.  MineralMan   Apr-12-11 06:40 PM   #66 
  - not any more, actually. not by the rules of the market.  JackRiddler   Apr-12-11 04:18 PM   #59 
     - Oh, please--they still have woo by the shitload. n/t  msanthrope   Apr-12-11 04:40 PM   #63 
        - How is that relevant to the price AOL paid?  JackRiddler   Apr-12-11 10:24 PM   #71 
  - good,  Hannah Bell   Apr-12-11 02:59 PM   #51 
  - Best comment here and very wise of you not to get into the muck...  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 01:13 PM   #94 
  - Since she started the Post I would not rave about it or even go to it. I felt out of it compared  peacetalksforall   Apr-12-11 03:02 PM   #52 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-12-11 03:57 PM   #56 
  - Arianna is nothing but a corpoRAT hypocrite.  Dappleganger   Apr-12-11 04:37 PM   #61 
  - Given HuffPo's bloggers.....  Keith Bee   Apr-12-11 07:17 PM   #67 
  - For what it's worth, I can never wean myself from DU, but I was gone from HuffPost 100% in two days  closeupready   Apr-12-11 09:45 PM   #69 
  - Jonathan Tasini used to head the National Writers Union  Kat45   Apr-13-11 01:16 AM   #76 
  - I'm no lawyer, but I don't see how they have a case.  Akoto   Apr-13-11 10:51 AM   #86 
  - Prediction: Huffington will settle, come up with a set of rules for sharing revenue with writers.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 11:04 AM   #87 
  - Very humorous.  Lone_Star_Dem   Apr-13-11 11:15 AM   #89 
  - Surely the funniest part is $315 million dollars... from AOL, specialists in folly.  JackRiddler   Apr-13-11 01:30 PM   #96 
     - "AOL, specialist in folly. I like that!  Lone_Star_Dem   Apr-13-11 02:36 PM   #97 
  - It's even worse than everyone thinks - she's a "slave driver" apparently  Trikatnieks   Apr-13-11 01:27 PM   #95 
  - They don't have a case  WatsonT   Apr-14-11 09:56 AM   #103 
     - Insofar as there were no contracts, they may well have a case.  JackRiddler   Apr-14-11 11:08 AM   #104 

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