Copyright as bludgeon against critics… again.

The Tulsa World newspaper is threatening BatesLine, a blog that’s been critical of their activities, with copyright violation for quoting their editorials and “unauthorized linking.” (As BatesLine points out, one of the mainstays of Fair Use is the ability to make comment and criticism, and linking isn’t a copyright violation because it’s not copying.)

Why don’t they just come over and threaten to torch the place like honest extortionists would?

(By way of Political Animal)