graeme_p - 6:37 pm on May 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
It reminds me of a British tabloid newspaper (I cannot find the reference, but it was a site about the guy and his girlfriend, primarily aimed at their friends) that copied a series of blog posts, and told the author that he could not afford to fight them in court.
Copyright is like British libel laws, whatever you want if you are rich, pretty useless if you are not.
Big media are particularly hypocritical about this, because they want to mould copyright to control distribution, rather than pay royalties. That is why Sita Sings the Blues (a free download from the creator's site) is not available through Netflick's streaming service because they would only carry it DRMed, which she did not want - "we will protect the artist even if they do not want us to", rather like the mafia .