So… there’s a bit of kerfluffle recently about Tycho going all Corporate or something on us, the Gamers. The nerve.
Andrew, MBP, PvD, GBN and Syp (edit: and Cap’n John) have good posts on it (with links to other good ones), so I won’t reiterate much… I’ll just point to what I’ve already written about this, almost two years ago.
…so does that make me a pirate blogger? I mean, reusing an old post is about the same as just stealing, right? Never mind that I wrote it and that I’m not charging for these things, we’re talking ideals and morals here, people!
So, henceforth, anyone (including myself) who links to any of my previous blog posts must pay me the full price originally charged for the post. There are no discounts and no sales; I’m not running a charity here. Each link will incur the full price, so if you link twice, I’ll expect you to pay twice. Anyone quoting any part of my posts will likewise be expected to pay. Anyone quoting a comment from any of my posts will also be expected to pay, though I will be sending the lion’s share* of that fee to the commenter in question.
We’ll run this on an honor system for a while, until I can buy my own legislator to enforce matters. Until then, my rabid internet wombats will be watching via my Big Brother WombatCam. Do not steal. They will find you. You will not like it.
*”Lion’s share” is here defined as a number not less than 51% and not more than 55% of the original fee, calculated at the moment of the transaction according to whim and solely at my discretion as the blog administrator.