A recent set of featured posts bandied about the notion as to whether protecting the copyrights on your photographs (yes, those fugly ones that you put in the MLS) was your right, or simply selfish and at the cost of your community at large.
I was truly (truly!) surprised to hear a well-known and respected real estate agent espousing the beliefs that you should just open up your internet library and allow other agents to pick at it's carcass for the good of your village, city, town, community.
And what was even more surprising was, that there were many who were willing to jump on the bandwagon... and said... yeah, that's right... for the good of the community... some even put down their torches and pitchforks to write a few lines of commentary supporting the belief.
In today's day and age, to find someone expounding on the idea that "if you deign to protect your copyright, you're being selfish and thoughtless" just caused my jaw to drop. (and for those of you who know me, I didn't do so silently, as I let my voice be heard on both the pro and con sides of the argument.).
I'm still kinda sitting on the side of the road, staring into the void, slack-jawed after the collision, mumbling quietly to myself... "Seriously??? Seriously???... what just happened".
Which side of the road were you on... did you get the license plate of the truck that hit me?
Oh, well... I'll think about that tomorrow.