Rip-Offing Ireland, er the BBC?

Nice one from Suzie… Heard about the new (as yet unlaunched) Fine Gael website that’s an almost exact copy of the BBC’s Homepage? Go on, compare them! How on earth did they not see that one coming? Via Come on lads, what’s happening? Really?

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  • Mark McGregor

    Intellectual Property.

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  • Secret Squirrel

    The devil’s advocate might argue that you can’t put a copyright on a style.

    Check out this one Nothing whatsoever to do with the bbc.

  • Nomad

    Secret Squirrel,

    That may be true, but apparently they didn’t even change the code… CSS etc:

  • Rory Carr

    What’s the problem? So the West Brit Party develop a WestBBC style website. Seems logical somehow. Pip, pip!

  • Secret Squirrel

    Ah.That’s different then. I hadn’t realised that.

    Incidentally, you’re not perchance Steph of ? :o)

  • brendan,belfast

    Unrelated I know but at least the BBC is in the subject line.

    How odd was it this week that on BBC Radio Ulster Joel Taggart was presenting the ‘Nolan Show’ from 9am while on BBC Radio 5 the Nolan show was being presented by, er, Stephen Nolan?

    Basically Stephen Nolan was presenting a phone in current affairs show in competition with the Nolan Show?

    Shurely some mishtake?

  • These cretinous morons in the Blueshirts have been accused of plagiarism in the recent past on two occasions. God help us when these muppets take over in the next election (not that those me feiners in the Soldiers of Destiny have any credit either.–plagiarism-and-legislation-by-google-1415986.html

  • RG Cuan

    The new FG site isn’t all it could be. The navigation is pretty lame, as is the news section. And the colour scheme is quite dull, a bit like the party really.

    Agus cá bhfuil an Ghaeilge?