Monday, August 23, 2010

Block 'em; block 'em all

Sure, you can
sue ... but we have other tools to fight back.
Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money.

“We believe it’s the best solution out there,” Gibson says. “Media companies’ assets are very much their copyrights. These companies need to understand and appreciate that those assets have value more than merely the present advertising revenues.”
B5 is right - what a Jackwagon.

Glen posts to
Clayton Cramer's excellent idea.
Stephens Group has a lot of different newspapers. While the list of these organizations has been floating around for a couple of weeks, someone pointed out this useful Firefox add-on.
Go to his place for instructions.


Grumpy Old Ham said...

As much as I dislike quoting the EFF:

"The Internet sees censorship as damage, and routes around it."

DeltaBravo said...

It's all about clicks and advertisements.

Tom Goering said...

Add the city of Philadelphia to the list -