Never mind the differing opinions about the proposed development behind the Vegie Bar on Rose St, it was the Herald Scum’s theft and misappropriation of an image from the planning documents that astounded me. The image on the Herald Scum site is simply credited ‘Herald Sun’, but this is a lie. It is from the urban planning report posted on the City of Yarra website (600kb .pdf).
The report is by Contour Consultants and is of course intellectual property protected by copyright. While the Scum can quote from it or reproduce the image legitimately for the purpose of reporting the news, it must acknowledge the source, which it has absolutely failed to do. Contour should take legal action.
A screen capture from the Herald Sun made on 25 August 2011