Here’s the email I found in my inbox from Jeremy Zilber, author of the children’s book “Why Mommy is a Democrat:”
I appreciate all the publicity you’ve been giving my book, Why Mommy is a Democrat, but it has come to my attention that one of the comments posted on your website contains virtually the entire text of the book. This is a violation of copyright law, so please remove the text from your website.
Thanks for your immediate attention to this matter.
It seems one of our commenters linked off to another blog that had gleaned roughly 11 pages of text from the 28-page illustrated book. I’ve removed the quoted blurb from the comment since it’s a bit beyond fair use.
We do respect copyright and property law around here, so it’s kind of a no brainer, but I do have to laugh that someone who writes “Democrats make sure we all share our toys, just like Mommy does” would be so defensive of his toys.
So, meh… how about a new twist on the toy sharing credo: “Democrats make sure we share our toys (but not our books), because Mommy’s a hypocrite.”