chrismenning:

nickdouglas:

Everything on the Internet Gets Stolen. Here’s How You Should Feel About That.
“I wish emerging sites like Imgur were as thoughtful toward creators. At a ROFLCon talk, I asked Imgur’s founder if he was making any effort to prevent theft or set up some revenue-sharing system like YouTube’s. Not only did he seem uninterested, but he acted like the thought had never occurred, as if he was only vaguely aware of this core use-case of his site.”

I remember this moment. I was so pissed at that guy in that moment. I remember ranting to Whitney about it and she was like, “of course they’d allow users to continue ripping people off. Getting people to visit other websites isn’t in their interests.”

chrismenning:

nickdouglas:

Everything on the Internet Gets Stolen. Here’s How You Should Feel About That.

“I wish emerging sites like Imgur were as thoughtful toward creators. At a ROFLCon talk, I asked Imgur’s founder if he was making any effort to prevent theft or set up some revenue-sharing system like YouTube’s. Not only did he seem uninterested, but he acted like the thought had never occurred, as if he was only vaguely aware of this core use-case of his site.”

I remember this moment. I was so pissed at that guy in that moment. I remember ranting to Whitney about it and she was like, “of course they’d allow users to continue ripping people off. Getting people to visit other websites isn’t in their interests.”