Where Are All Those Chinese Protestors Now?
For the past few days I’ve been disgusted by reports of Chinese protesting remarks of CNN’s Jack Cafferty, who called the Chinese leadership the same “goons and thugs” we’ve always known. He also noted the poisonous products China has unleashed onto the world.
On the April 9 airing of “The Situation Room,” Cafferty said of America’s relationship with China: “We continue to import their junk with the lead paint on them and the poisoned pet food and export . . . jobs to places where you can pay workers a dollar a month to turn out the stuff that we’re buying from Wal-Mart. So I think our relationship with China has certainly changed. I think they’re basically the same bunch of goons and thugs they’ve been for the last 50 years.”
All of what Cafferty said is true.
Now Warren Ellis has just made known an act of Internet-to-print plagiarism carried out in China.
See these two reports from the people victimized:
So, where are all those Chinese protestors now?
Oh, I see. They’re not really interested in anything important like justice.
As one of the accounts noted:
And here’s a troubling thought: How many more such projects is this “Great Creativity organization” publisher working on right now? Maybe another illustration book, this time filled with YOUR WORK? Maybe filled with content scraped from similar sites, such as Illustration Mundo, or Drawn!, or even Boing Boing? Or how about a lovely coffee table book full of high rez photos scraped off of Flickr?
Cafferty left out one designation: thieves.
This is just the beginning of China’s Great Copyright Rape.