Thanks for the correction Sassy. But what was the answer to my question? Does he claim to be the CREATOR of the works and that all the visible and identifiable components of it are actually his? Before we start emoting over PCIJ supposed turn to crass commercialism and unethical behaviour? What is your opinion about the observation that the basis of his komiks are probably screengrabs of ABSCBN broadcasts?
Eto naman yung sagot ni pikon.
Dean, nice try in provoking me and trying to get me to write something with the thought of diverting attention to you.
That’s your last comment in my blog.
di man lang sinagot ang tanong... LOL.
anyway, re the topic of SL's thread, PCIJ did wrong kung hindi nila i-attribute yung original works ni Happy. And it is good to see Sheila Coronel willing to do the right thing and own up to the mistake, apologize and offer compensation for Happy Vergara (although apparently it is still not enough).
ang sa akin naman, i'm all for bloggers protecting their stuff on the internet. but i do hope that the very same people that are so protective of their materials on the net are not the same ones who often steal photos (video caps) and articles from the Mainsteam media.
UPDATE: One thing Happy did that was smart was to make sumbong to the biggest pro-arroyo blogger out there. LOL.
Sassy and her cronies like cathcath have been looking for something like this to knock down PCIJ a peg or two (because most of PCIJ's reports lately are not exactly flattering to their president, GMA... and Veneracion is obviously not happy with it.)
UPDATE: UPDATE: Sabi ni Happy Vergara:
Dean, you may be right in my being ambiguous about what I own and do not own. No one’s suing (as some might like to think; and definitely not a “blog war” geez) and I certainly made it clear that I own none of the images.
I wonder kung humingi rin siya ng permission na gamitin yung images na hiniram o ninakaw niya sa Mainstream media.
In the end, I'm not really all that exercised about this "issue" unlike Connie because I don't have an axe to grind against the "anti-Arroyo" PCIJ. Nag-apologize na ang PCIJ and they're willing to compensate Happy, so good for them.