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Piracy At Billboard? Magazine Publishes Ex-Warner Exec's Blog Post Without Asking

image from t1.gstatic.com It's probably a honest mistake, but I had to chuckle when Techdirt's Mike Masnick noticed a tweet from former Warner Brothers Records digital executive Ethan Kaplan that Billboard had republished one of his blog posts without ever asking permission.  Ethan wasn't really upset, but the incident was particularly amusing at Hypebot central because Ethan's really good about answering his email.  I know that because we'd republished another post "The Death of the Album and Birth of Release" by him a week ago with his full consent.  Here, however, is the bigger question:

Did Billboard remember to get permission from CMT executive and FurtureHitDNA author Jay Frank to republish his blog post on "Breaking the Digital Oligopoly"?

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