Skip to comments.Funny Political Anti-Obama & Anti-Liberal Picture Source
Posted on 12/28/2012 9:58:47 AM PST by zantus
zpatriot.com has a really funny collection of pictures & cartoons that are pretty much anti-Obama/Liberal. This is my new source when I am looking for the perfect picture for my conservative posts.
Your history indicates you mostly post from this source.
I’m thinking you are trying to get hits on your blog,
where you have ripped off other people’s images.
I have someone I regularly get political oriented Emails from, and many of those Emails purport to be from nameless sources, or sometimes from falsely named sources.
When the content contains images of any kind, I go looking on the Internet for those images.
Sometimes my search is no more difficult than searching on the title that was given in the Email.
Frequently I find that the whole thing has been created as an Email by someone lifting the entire content of someone’s website, or an entry on that website, pasting it into an Email and sending back out into the Email distribution world - from one set of addressees to each of their set of addressees - as if it is all “anonymous”.
I call it theft and when I discover it I reply back to my Email source, giving them the actual original Internet source from where the whole thing came, and suggest that they send my response back through the chain of senders it came from - hoping the theieves start to get the message.
If I find something interesting on the Internet that I want to share with people who are in my Email contact list, I send out an Email that simply has a link/url to the Internet source I think they ought to see.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and when we don’t, when we steal the work product of someone else and refuse to give them even mere attribution for it, that it is theft and betrays the kinds of principles we Conservatives care about.
In full disclosure, I used to be a contributor to the site, but I have not in a long time (several months). I also dont think I am a spammer, as read here way more than I post.
Are you familiar with Pinterest? If so then you should know that every image is back linked to the original source. While I agree that claiming anothers content as your own would be stealing, the model of Pinterest where users share pictures they find on the internet onto pin boards with links back to the original content is not stealing. From what I can tell each picture on this site links back to the original source where it was found. So in that vein it is essentially a Pinterest like site dedicated to anti-liberal pictures. This would be the same as creating a pin board on Pinterest and positing there right.
BTW, I doubt the content owners dislike the hits their site gets from back links from Pinterest, but if they did, they can always ask that the content be removed.
I appreciate your comments, and honest assessment. I wasn’t trying to cause a ruckus.
I note that you list yourself as the author of the content
in the thread header, and also that your blog is monetized.
On the first point, you are lying.
On the second point, you are using Free Republic to advertise.
Neither of those are particularly endearing traits.
Wouldn’t you agree?
I made my comments to Humblegunner based on his opinion about what he and I likely agree on, with respect to the theft without attribution of other peoples web content; without investigating if such is true with regard to the web site zpatriot.
I did not exhaust myself checking out every story and image on zpatriot.
Of the images I did investigate I did find, as you suggested, that a link for the Internet source of an image B$ it was posted on zpatriot is present in some form on zpatriot.
That means as far as zpatriot is concerned, it is honoring those links and not “stealing” the images for its own use.
I cannot say that holds true for every source zpatriot links back to; were/are THOSE sources EVER using purloined content or not.
Using google image search, for three of the images: one seems to be an original source, and two eventually linked to flicker accounts. A possible problem is that both of those images at flicker say that their owners do not permit public downloading of the image, but that protection is turned off/or not applied at zpatriot and you are allowed to copy the images there. Then again, for all I know, the owner(s) of the flicker account(s)/source(s) MAY BE the one(s) who delivered the image(s) unprotected through the links to zpatriot, as google image search could find no other copies.
In conclusion, like you found, I found nothing unsavory about zpatriot’s posting of the images that I looked into - the links are there and seem to go back to what appears to be an original source.
BUT.. the pimp wants you to visit his blog (HITS!) to see the images he did not create.
It’s theft, as is his attempt to use Free Republic for free advertising.
It’s another Conservative website with Conservative content.
So, on your theory we should ban all the posts (daily) that are just “pimpimg” for the Rush Limbaugh radio show, the Sean Hannity radio show, MEMRI (Middle East Research Institute, Townhall, Human Events and Red State, NRO (National Review Online), Front Page magazine and David Horowitz, The American Thinker, the editorial pages of Investors Business Daily and the Wall Street Journal - etc., etc., etc. ?????
It's a blog full of stolen (gleaned, if you prefer) content
which it had no hand in creating. The pimp is using Free Republic
to advertise his blog. Sorry, but I think that's pretty scummy.
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