Content scraping

In light of the ridiculously positive accolades heeped upon the new iPad app Flipboard in the last couple days it’s important to note where the service falls in the sense of copyright.

The key nut is when it’s stated that publishers – or any content owners – don’t have to actively ask that their copyright not be violated. If you’re violating copyright that’s enough.

But of course the early adopters are all about innovative consumption and don’t have time to worry about copyright or other arcane matters. They just want the pretty.