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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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 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down the parody, and then after a copyright lawyer volunteered his services and helped him fight back, the Times has withdrawn its complaint...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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