Make Magazine: Copyright infringement? Or just bad manners? Answered
I just got my copy of Make magazine through the door, issue 11.
I had a quick flick through, and I saw something remarkably familiar on page 141 - a spherical speaker array based on a pair of red Ikea salad bowls. Just like this Instructable, posted here over four months ago and a finalist in the laser-cutter contest. In fact, it's the same thing.
Is there any mention of Instructables? Not a jot. I'm assuming that the author of the article, Michael F. Zbyyszynski, is our own mzed, but wouldn't it have been nice to mention that the make isn't a Make magazine original? That we had it first?
I'm not getting at mzed here, I place the blame firmly on the editors of Make.
But, without shelling out for eight back copies of Make, how many other articles in Make have been lifted directly from this site, without credit to the site?