- June 30, 2008
Anybody else think it’s ironic that the The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad bothered to put a copyright statement in the footer of every page on the official site? I know the Chinese government talks a big game about shutting down copyright infringement and IP piracy, but you have to admit it’s a little funny when other people plagiarize the Chinese authorities for fun and profit.
Google search results for this phrase from the official site turn up “about 29” copies of the same content:
As an image of Olympism, Coubertin thought the rings had deep significance: that of the union between men. He multiplied the image to create a total of five rings. He designed and commissioned the Olympic flag to mark the 20th anniversary of the IOC’s founding, on 23rd June 1914 in Paris. (original citation)
Oh, make that 30…