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  •  Yes (2+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade, chimpy

    I checked with the site manager.

    •  Fair use (2+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites, Wee Mama

      For the purposes of discussing a fleeting sitewide change, a low-resolution screen capture is pretty clearly fair use. And I've no doubt that the authors are happy to see their message repeated, anyway.

      But, like an immune system deprived of actual pathogens, the legal departments of the big content generators and distributors might fire off spurious complaints at anything that looks duplicated. Like trying to get us shut down as a liberal den of malcontents, rife with properly attributed brief quotations. That's kinda why the Gizmodo one tickles me so much, like sticking their chin out and daring the Fox lawyers to take a swing.

      The blackout has already provoked some pretty awful responses:

      Web Blackouts Inspire the Jerkiest Responses From SOPA Proponents
      (via Minyanville, linked and quoted without permission)

      In response to the SOPA protests, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd called the blackouts "an abuse of power" as well as "dangerous and troubling" -- accurately describing the specific shade of black the kettle bears.

       Dodd goes on to say, "[A] so-called 'blackout' is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals." Adding, "[It's] a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms the serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests."

       Remember now, he's talking about the opponents to SOPA and PIPA.

       And not wanting to miss out on all the fun, RIAA senior vice president Jonathan Lamy chimed in on the Wikipedia blackout. "After Wikipedia blackrout [sp], somewhere, a student today is doing original research and getting his/her facts straight. Perish the thought." ...

      Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

      by chimpy on Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 01:26:42 PM PST

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