Yes, I have been a tardy blogger. But I wanted to dash in here and add my views.
UPDATE Seems a satisfactory end has been reached. And a nice little nod to courtesy and common sense. Pop across to The Night Shift to find out.
You can read the links (Victoria’s blog, see below) for yourselves (New Yorkers, I’m sure, are already aware of this nonsense.) and draw your own conclusions.
Copyright infringement. It’s a nasty little beast that affects us all. Initially formulated to protect the authors of artistic work(s), it does seem to have been hi-jacked by the big corporations.
And that’s the tragedy of it. It seems to me that the MTA is so desperate for cash they are prepared to use “interns” to sniff around the interweb, looking for anyone who might be flouting what the MTA appears to think is its sole preserve.
The real issue, in my view, is that the MTA still regards garbaged cards as its own property.
Hmm…I wonder how they’d see it if faced with a lawsuit involving plastic litter? Because that’s what a Metro Card becomes when no longer valid for travel.
Oh, yeah…an aside: will I have to increase my home insurance premium because I have artwork by a highly-sought after artist?