- Homemade PDFs of articles from the Los Angeles Times and ZDNet, as opposed to purchased article reprints or direct links to the articles themselves.
- Links to articles from Light Reading, Contentinople, and other outlets that don't go to the Websites of the respective news agencies covering Widevine. Instead, the articles are copied and hosted on Widevine's servers. Before they disappear, the links in question are http://www.widevine.com/news/2008/mar/2008-03-31_light_reading.html and http://www.widevine.com/news/2008/apr/2008-04-14_contentinople.html.
In our case, the company copied the article page, our style, Javscript libraries, etc., and hosted the whole deal on their site.
We've contacted their public relations agency, Ruder Finn, and the company is said to be fixing the problem. But my point is that what Widevine has done here is irritating, dishonest, and stupid.
More stupid than anything else, given their branding and the business they're in. But pretty irritating, too, given how aggressively the company seeks coverage from news agencies and blogs.
– Phil Harvey, The Editor, Light Reading