Tim Berners-Lee is the creator of the worldwide web. He offered it up as a free form of communication for the world to enjoy. He set the precedent of a free and open medium for the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Since then, it has taken on a life of its own. It attracts individuals and businesses alike. Some of whom would like to maintain ownership of their intellectual property.
Of course, this hasn’t stopped many websites and blogs from “borrowing” content from other sites. Then, posting it on their own pages. Unfortunately or not, the redistribution of content is not allowed. It is considered plagiarism. Therefore, you must have the consent of the owner/author, either in whole or in part. [Read more…]