Is this comment sexist?
Shelley, Lane’s attorney is abusing the DMCA for his/her own goals. And copyright has nothing to do with “giving credit.” It has to do with being forced to license work unless it falls under fair use, which this clearly does.
Mathew is right, you are wrong. But since Lane is a woman, it really doesn’t matter what she did as far as you are concerned. She’s a woman, so she’s right.
The “Shelley” in this post is a person who trolls TechCrunch about once per week accusing me of all sort of things, very often of being sexist. In my opinion she shifts her opinions regularly on issues to ensure that she supports the woman in any dispute. This particular exchange is around photographer Lane Hartwell taking down the web 2.0 bubble video, and I asked myself, what would Shelley’s position on this be if it was me who took the picture and issued the DMCA notice? She would have exactly the opposite opinion.
Anyway, A train wreck is about to happen and we can all watch it. Valleywag has already chimed in, but they didn’t get the real story. Eric Rice has now compared me to Don Imus in this video and is organizing people to go after TechCrunch sponsors on Twitter.
When this kind of thing gets rolling, there’s no stopping or controlling it. This is going to be highly entertaining for everyone to watch except me, and it’ll make Eric a very popular guy.