Some of you asked what happened to yesterday’s post about the Las Vegas man who was beaten for recording a cop.
Let’s just say I recommend you make a donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
No, I wasn’t served. But some friends who deal with copyright law advised I take the post down. Not because I did anything wrong—a link and an excerpt of an article are more than covered by fair use—more just to avoid a lot of hassle. Much as I’d like to take a bold stand against the copyright trolls at Righthaven, a big fight over a single post isn’t worth my time right now.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal (and a number of other newspapers) is apparently hellbent on making itself completely irrelevant in the information age. Far be it from me to get in their way.