November 19, 2010
The Online News War
The newspaper business is clearly caught in a conundrum between providing free online content and making enough money to operate a business. That is ostensibly why the Denver Post and other Colorado newspapers recently threatened a local political blog with "injunctive relief" action if they fail to "cease and desist from any and all unauthorized literal copying..."
It seems the blog had a "gentlemen's agreement" not to exerpt more than two paragraphs from a story it linked, but routinely lifted as many as eight paragraphs.
A ThreeSources post this brazen is indeed rare. If you wanted to "whole thing, read, now" you'd click through, right?Media and Blogging Posted by JohnGalt at November 19, 2010 3:01 PM