Type O Net went down, & I should sleep. Might be some naked code in the previous post. Copied it from another page by doing View/View Source, something like that. HTML is pretty cool, and you can copy code from anybody. It’s Free. Expression is Free. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation PrevNext 4 Comments You cannot control the behavior of millions of people. This is a social paradigm shift. Stealing code is also just Good Web Design no. the difference being is that you cannot control physics. whereas you can control if you steal media or not. whether it’s easy to pirate gravity is irrelevant because it’s impossible, however theft of a body of work still boils down to exactly that: theft. What I’m saying is that’s just how it is. It’s a natural law of Net Media, where copying is cheap and easy. Things will get copied. It’s the nature of the medium. I don’t care if people ‘believe’ it or not, just as I don’t care if people ‘believe’ Physics or not. That’s just how it is. It’s not a question of ideals, it’s a question of observing reality and moving with it. Back to my snarky comments. It’s not free, and in all seriousness, people get angry at code theft. There are many great places to jack code from … developers have their own community but if you’re looking to gain some respect in the ‘online world’ then doing so is not the way to go about it. I understand about what you think about copyright and how it’s outdated, however your theft of code only infringes upon other people’s beliefs. You get your ends done, however it doesn’t negate the fact that your means were theft of other people’s property who still believe in preservation of intellectual property. Just because it’s there for the taking and it’s simple does not mean all of society subscribes to anti-copyright ideals. Ron Comments are closed.