Recently, the popular blog ONTD reposted a blog post from Womanist Musings, in which a blogger wrote about Sandra Bullock’s adoption of a black child. The blogger on Womanist Musings argued that the act was in fact based on racism, and ONTD reposted the blog in its entirety. The Womanist Musings blogger posted a response, in which she claimed that ONTD has stolen her post and infringed on her copyright.
Whether or not you approve of Sandra Bullock’s adoption, this story does bring up some very important questions about the rights of bloggers. Should ONTD’s reposting of this blog be considered an infringing of copyright? Is it unfair to remove the blog from the context of Womanist Musings, which focuses on social issues from a very progressive angle?