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  1. #1 The Huffington Post Slammed for Content Theft 
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    The Huffington Post, a venture-capital-backed new media site that mixes links to other sites content with hundreds of celebrity and volunteer blogger posts, is being accused of slimy business practices by a handful of smaller publications who say the site is unfairly copying and publishing their content.

    Whet Moser, an editor at alternata]ive weekly Chicago Reader wants to know why The Huffington Post's newly formed Chicago-focused venture is stealing their copyrighted concert reviews and reprinting them in whole in order to get search engine traffic. And he found other examples taken wholesale from The Onion and Time Out Chicago.

    Compare for example, the Chicago Reader's Amanda Palmer review and The Huffington Post's (screenshots if the pages change: Reader, The Huffington Post)
    http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/...o-slammed.html

    go figure.
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    I would never have known this as I don't waste a single brain cell on Huffpo. I rpefer truth and reality.
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    No suprises here.
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    I hope these guys win this suit. Huffnpuff needs the air let out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    I hope these guys win this suit. Huffnpuff needs the air let out of it.
    It would be nice if having to pay out a settlement put them under. Anyone else notice the connection between liberals and shady business practices? Air America, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Madison Guaranty, pretty much any fundraiser run by the Clintons or their cronies, and don't get me started on ACORN.
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