Monday, August 09, 2004

Protecting fair use using Slashdot was threatened by overzealous lawyers from Ziff-Davis/EWeek when they posted an article that included a small excerpt from and a link to an article originally published in eWeek.

After a Slashdot post appeared that publicly aired the issue, the executive editor of eWeek retracted the threat and apologized. Cory Doctorow has an interesting comment on using public humiliation as a tool to protect fair use.

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