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Amidst all the brouhahahahahaha over David Bullard – which continues with the launch of his Bullog blog, a little detail has gone unnoticed … Its in the URL, which reads: http://blogs.thetimes.co.za/bullard/?p=2 . Its the little part that says “thetimes” … could this be the start of something great?

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A person who acts as the political commissar of the blogisphere and takes it upon themselves to define and enforce the blogma* and to sift out the “true” blogs and bloggers from the false prophets.

* See earlier entry

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Britain’s Telegraph newspaper has started offering blogging. On the first day, 500 bloggers took up the offer … Take a look at the registration gateway page and the terms and conditions, which include:

5.1.5. you warrant that the material you submit is not: obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, abusive, likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right (including, without limitation, copyright) or otherwise in breach of or violates any applicable law or regulation or code; and

5.1.6. you acknowledge that any breach of the warranties set out in sections 5.1.4 or 5.1.5 above may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently on demand against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses.

5.1.7. you waive any moral rights in all material you submit

5.2. Whilst you acknowledge that we do not necessarily pre-screen any material that you have submitted to the Site, we reserve the right to remove, at any time and without reason or prior notice or any liability to you, any material that you have submitted.   (My bold)

Why the waiver of moral rights, I wonder …

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I can finally introduce to you our editorial team:

Me = Editor

Moses Mudzwiti = Deputy Editor

Marvin Meintjies = News Editor

Carly Ritz = Multimedia Editor

Robin Comley = Pictures Editor

Archie Henderson = Sports Editor

Aspasia Karras = Features Editor

Xolani Xundu = Politics Editor

Colin Daniels = Internet Strategy Manager

Tidi Benbenisti = Diary Manager

Jackie May = Foreign/Syndication Editor

John Tsatsi = Design Editor

Bridget Pringle = AM Chief Sub

Guy Jepson = Acting Chief Sub

Gregor Rohrig = Dep Multimedia Editor

Shelley Christians = Dep Pics Editor

Liesl Venter = Dep News Editor

Robert Laing = Group Business Editor will help out with the Business Pages

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