2024-06-27 09:15:16

I just read:

"Paramount dumpstering the MTV archive should be a wakeup call. If there is something you care about, STEAL IT. If you want to read something in the future. DOWNLOAD IT. ARCHIVE IT. KEEP IT. MAKE IT YOURS."

And I'm really confused about the social contracts of the web.

On the one hand, copyrighted information shouldn't be scrapable unless we allow it (see recent AI scraping controversy).

On the other hand, we actively recommend stealing copyrighted work?