The plot thickens over the Tampa Tribune‘s theft of bloggers’ work:
- Tampabay 10 interviews Tommy Duncan of Sticks of Fire about his own experiences. Janet Coats, Tampa Tribune‘s Vice President of News, replies the whole thing was a “technical glitch.”
- After Zen Comix bills the newspaper $400 for stolen comics, Pushing Rope sends in its own invoice. The last Pushing Rope blog post run by TBO.com without permission? A post about the Tribune running columns without paying. Oh, the irony.
- Local bloggers tell me TBO.com may have taken posts from the local blog aggregator TampaBLAB for the last three months. Notable point: bloggers must sign up to TampaBLAB to have excerpts of their blogs posted on that site; TBO.com took blog posts without any such agreement.