Net Scavenging On the Rise
from the business-today... dept
Paul Cateon writes “As a senior professional in a web calendaring startup, it’s frustrating to see the big companies like Yahoo coming to our site and scavenging our intellecual property. Not all of us can register patents quickly. It seems to me there is no business ethics left in some of the big Internet companies. They just keep visiting your site on a regular basis and keep taking stuff and call it their own.
Anyone experiencing this kind of menace? We need to work on a joint initiative to protect the intellectual property of small companies. While the big players are mourning that MS is a monopoly, the small players are left out of the game altogether. Does anyone have any suggestions how we can succeed and stop this scavenging business.” Paul brings up an interesting point, and while it goes against some of my rules for posting, I’m posting it anyway. My comments will be in the comment section (click below).