p2pnet view P2P:- Back in January last year, a “Creative Commons license is handy, but it’s not a silver bullet when it comes to people using other people’s materials without permission”, I said in p2pnet, going on:
“That’s the bottom line following p2pnet’s re-print argument with Ares, a P2P application sales site which’d run our stories without acknowledgement or permission.
“It was never our intention to use p2pnet’s articles without the proper accreditation,” said Ares. “This was a programming error in our RSS feed. We apologize for any hassles this has caused you. Rest assured, we are currently working with our programmers to have this problem corrected as soon as possible.”
And correct it they did.
Now another ‘Ares’ company has popped up running not only p2pnet stories, but also posts from p2pnet sister site a2f2a.com.
This one’s called Free Ares Vista
Says the Ares P2P site on Sourceforge:
“Ares is a free open source file sharing program that enables users to share any digital file including images, audio, video, software, documents, etc. You may now easily publish your files through the Ares peer to peer network. As a member of the virtual community, you can search and download just about any file shared by other users. Latest versions support BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations. With Ares you can also join chat rooms or host your channel and meet new friends.”
Cool. Open Source is good. Sharing is good. Creative Commons is good.
However, that doesn’t mean grabbing CC material from another site and running it under your own copyright is acceptable, which is exactly what Free Ares Vista is doing.
Under “Latest Blog Posts” are
- Ares Download: Which Version Is The Best?
- Ares Windows 7: 3 Reasons File Sharing Community Has Embraced The Software
- p2pnet World Headlines: Feb 23, 2010
- New Zealand ‘three-notice regime’
- University pres ‘retires’ after plagiarism charges
The last three are, of course, p2pnet stories.
And every one of its February Archive items is, Yup, from p2pnet.
And they’re all under Copyright ? [guess their copyright symbol is broken ) 2010 Free Ares Vista. All Rights Reserved.
There’s no contact info, and I couldn’t find anything when I did a search.
So how clued in are the people behind this latest Ares item?
They name Suprnova as one of “the most popular programs that use the bittorrent client”, linking directly to BitTorrent.
And according to Free Ares Vista, Morpheus is a “popular file sharing program”. It, too, is linked to the BT site.
In my other Ares story, “I have no problem with p2pnet stories being quoted in full or in part elsewhere,” I say, going on >>>
The idea is to get the message out and obviously, the more people carrying it, the better.
That’s why I publish under a CC Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada license.
“Given that, is it cool for anyone, anywhere, to use p2pnet, or anyone else’s, material without any kind of reference? Is the message all that counts?”
..… and identi.ca
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
p2pnet – p2pnet and Ares: sorted, January 13, 2009
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