That didn't take long.
Just three weeks ago I was complaining about Wellsphere, the health networking site going around the internet and sucking up the entire content from a blogger's site and claiming full copyright privileges to their work in exchange for a really poor link.
Jeanne from The Assertive Cancer Patient e-mailed to let me know the big news.
Health Central just bought Wellsphere for who knows how much. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The money quote from a Business Journal article: "Wellsphere serves nearly 300,000 health-related articles, over 250,000 health-related images, and nearly 20,000 health and healthy living videos."
Somebody got paid for all that content and it wasn't the people who produced it.
The WSJ also has an article on the sale of Wellsphere. It seems this is big news in the business world, so we're not talking piddly amounts of money here. The missing advertising on Wellsphere will commence shortly no doubt with a full scale assault.
It just goes to show you the kind of ethics that permeate the business world these days.