Lijit's 'Proprietary Rights ' = Lijit owns your content 'throughout the world'
Your Blogger Union works to alert Publishers to understand what you give away when you let for profit companies such as the piggyback Lijit PROGRAM into your site and your content, quoted from Lijit, 9/26/2010:
grant to us an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid
and royalty-free, license (with the right to sublicense through unlimited
levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, perform, display, create derivative works
of, and distribute such Content in any and all media (now known or later
developed) throughout the world." --Actual Lijit Online Contract 9/26/10
This message Courtesy of P.U.B. , Publishers Union of Bloggers
NO CONTENT DAY:
APRIL 15, 2010
Take another big step towards transparency from the companies who profit from your blog writing by
NOT writing April 15, 2010!
Let companies like Lijit and Google know: you know they have not been transparent about what they make from our blogs; what % they share with us, the people creating the content they use and re-sell at great profit.
If you can’t keep your fingers from working on April 15th, 2010, then ask companies like Lijit, Google, or any other currently profiting from you blog this basic question:
What do you make from my work? What % are you sharing with me?
Your UNION, P.U.B., Publisher’s Union of Bloggers, has asked these simple questions from companies such as Lijit and Google, and they have either not answered or used personal attacks and threatened legal action against P.U.B. and its members.
Why? Google, Lijit, and other’s profiting from publishers plan on there being no power among independent, freethinking writers. 'They will never act as a group, never ask us to be transparent, we can pay them whatever we want, if anything'
Is your creative work worth asking this simple question?
Then ask it, April 15th, 2010, and tell your publishing peers to ask for it too.
Keep up the good work, fellow publishers,
Voicemail sent 9:15pm EST from P.U.B.
RE: Publisher’s Union inquiry concerning Lijit on Google’s Blogger Platform
October 18, 2009
P.U.B., Publishers Union of Bloggers, requests information from Google for Publishers concerning Blogger’s use of Lijit search on the Blogger Platform to share with Blog Publishers who currently use Blogger, and potential publishers who may choose to use the Blogger platform:
Barney Moran,P.U.B., Publishers Union of Bloggers
Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:19 AM
"Todd Vernon" <email@example.com>
Barney, what makes you stop being an asshole ? Your endgame is money so tell me how much.
lijit networks, inc.
Suite 340Boulder, CO 80302
You’ve embedded a widget in your blog(s), or are considering it.
The blogger’s union, P.U.B. requires Widget makers keep Publishers informed so they can make long term decisions concerning their blogs. The current unfolding economic crises cries out to us: hard questions need to be answered before any widget gets our hard earned real estate, exposure, revenue, and use of our content on our Blogs.
I. The Plan?
What is the business plan?
Is this plan shared with Publishers who make the choice to install?
What is the Blog Publisher’s Role? Are individual Publishers privy to the same deal(s) Blog Publisher Networks get?
Is there Revenue involved?
If so, what does the Blog Publisher get?
II. Viability? What is the Widget companies long term viability?
How are they financed?
What are their long and short term goals?
Are they meeting them?
III. Functionality? What does the Widget promise to do?
Does it function correctly?
What is the % downtime of the Widget?
Is there any reimbursement for down time?
Is there a speed hit for using the Widget?
These are These are the questions P.U.B. is asking for Publishers. They are no different then the questions the S.E.C. should have
of fin asked financial institutions and any entitiy taking your money before the Wall Street Meltdown.
To not ask is to not think.