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Playground behaviour

31/08/2009

The other day Adam referred to blogs going dark.

Today he saw a reference to a dark blog couched in similar terms to his post.

Unfortunately he cannot remember where as he was quickly browsing several blogs.

Whilst he would not presume, yes he will, to claim the phrase as his own, but Adam lays claim in an NZ context.

After all the blogosphere is our playground and like adults, children and animals we stake out our territory.

2 Comments
  1. 01/09/2009 08:21

    I’m not an expert, but I don’t think you can copyright phrases. Sometimes a phrase is so apt it is adopted without the adoptees having any idea from whence it came.

    Take what consolation you can from the knowledge that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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  2. 31/08/2009 22:05

    The reference to which you refer is probably my comment on No Minister at http://nominister.blogspot.com/2009/08/life-giving-oxygen.html.

    Whilst I would never be so presumptuous to claim ownership, I do most humbly doff my cap and tug my forelock to your esteemed personage for using the phrase in an NZ context without proper acknowledgment.

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