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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Blogosphere 1, New York Times 0 

Blogosphere 1, New York Times 0. If you haven't been following this Blogosphere controversery... its a very cool David and Goliath story. Robert Cox over at The National Debate had maintained a New York Times Editorial Correction Page in an effort to correct blatently false information given in editorials, that as part of policy, the Times does not post corrections on.

The Times does not welcome information about errors that call for correction in columns written by Times' Op-Ed columnists. Since The New York Times refuses to hold their columnists to any standard of accuracy, The National Debate has taken upon itself to offer this Supplemental Corrections Page for New York Times readers. Messages may be posted on The National Debate web site by click on the (Comment) link at the end of each correction. If you have information about an error that appeared in a column written by a columnist of The Times please send an email to nytcorrections@thenationaldebate.com


The page is maintained in the same format as the New York Times website, and is meant to act as a paradoy. Well the Times didn't like this and sent Mr. Cox and his ISP a letter threatening them under the DMCA (Digital Multimedia Copyright Act). After temporarily taking down the parody, and then after a copyright lawyer volunteered his services and helped him fight back, the Times has withdrawn its complaint... how nice of them.

You'd think that an organization that depends so heavily on the First Ammendment would not be so quick to quelch it.

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