Lily Allen is being branded a hypocrite after copying a posting by Mike Masnick of Techdirt.com without attribution on her It’s Not Alright blog with the British pop singer is leading a fight against copyright infringement of music by illegal file sharing.
“The fact that she is trying to claim that such copying is bad, while doing it herself suggests something of a double standard, unfortunately,” Masnick told TorrentFreak.com. “Also, for someone so concerned about the impact of ‘piracy’ I’m quite surprised that she neither credited nor linked to our post. Apparently, what she says and how she acts are somewhat different. Still, Lilly, glad we could help you make a point… even if it wasn’t the one you thought you were making.”
Lily has since written in response to the criticism:
I THINK IT’S QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WASN’T TRYING TO PASS OF THOSE WORDS AS MY OWN, HERE IS A LINK TO THE WEBSITE I ACQUIRED THE PIECE FROM. Apologies to Michael Masnick