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Neo said...

This whole mess and the audit certainly cost the taxpayers money too. How about taking the cost of the audit out Ms. Crutchfield's pay check? Wouldn't that be the right and ethical thing to do, since even the Mayor said all of this is a result of her poor judgement.

Oh, wait, this is Chattanooga, ethical and government do not mix here, I forgot, silly me.

November 4, 2010 at 10:28 a.m.
Neo said...

"The LLC was simply there as legal protections."

Ms. Crutchfield's statement that she set up the LLC to protect herself from possible copyright infringement lawsuits is utterly ludicrous.

If you wish to protect the name of your business or organization, even a non-profit one, you file a trademark.

If you wish to protect the content of your web site you file a copyright and make certain to use only original content you created and not steal content from the website of others.

A significant amount of the content on Be Magazine's websiteappears to have been scraped from other sites, and would violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Basically she is just recycling content and positive news stories from other sites and trying to pass it off as her own original magazine with a warm-fuzzy, feel-good story vibe.

October 15, 2010 at 9:42 a.m.
Neo said...

Personal gain comes in many forms.

Be magazine was created to assist in marketing Education, Arts & Culture. Ms. Crutchfield already stated to the media she set up the LLC to promote and market her day job with the EAC, that is personal gain.

Clearly, she intended to use BE magazine to toot her own department's horn, and make herself and her department look good from it, that is also personal gain, using her LLC to essentially write her own press and paint herself as a leader, as the head and not the tail, and to try and prove with her own self written press that the EAC is a vital part of city government, when in fact it's quite useless.

The EAC's $2 million dollar plus budget could be put to better use.

If that budget is going to be used in the name of education why not actually educate someone with it?

I wonder how many students could have their entire college tuition paid for each year at UTC for what the EAC wastes on $50,000 lawn gnome sculptures and painting murals.

October 15, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.
Neo said...

As far as the actual idea of the City creating a social media policy, it's most likely more "let's make it right after the fact and change the laws or how things function to cover our own posteriors", as they did with the way they handled how the city attorney was working with the city outside the scope of state law.

October 15, 2010 at 9:27 a.m.
Neo said...

Personal gain comes in many forms.

Be magazine failing to generate revenue or earn a profit is irrelevant.

Ms. Crutchfield already stated to the media she set up the LLC to promote and market her day job with the EAC, that is personal gain.

Clearly, she intended to use BE magazine to toot her own department's horn, and make herself and her department look good from it, that is also personal gain, using her LLC to essentially write her own press and paint herself as a leader, as the head and not the tail.

If you are going to set up a non-profit enterprise you do it properly as the IRS requires and do not register with the state as a for profit LLC.

Lots of for profit ventures operate in the red, yet the IRS still treats them as for profit enterprises, and failing to generate revenue does not negate their for profit status.

The IRS will probably crawl up her LLC's posterior with a microscope before this is all said an done, since that is usually what happens when you try and say your for profit venture is a non-profit.

Ms. Crutchfield's statement that she set up the LLC to protect herself from possible copyright infringement lawsuits is utterly ludicrous.

If you wish to protect the name of your business you file a trademark registration.

If you wish to protect the content of your web site you file a copyright and make certain to use only original content you created and not steal content from the website of others.

A significant amount of the content on Be Magazine's website appears to have been scraped from other sites, and would violate the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Basically she is just recycling content and positive news stories from other sites and trying to pass it off as her own original magazine with a warm-fuzzy, feel-good story vibe.

October 15, 2010 at 9:24 a.m.
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