Thursday, August 20, 2009

Miami Herald threatens to refer blogger to McClatchy's legal department

A Miami Herald exec emailed Bill at Random Pixels and demanded that he take down certain content (photos) from his blog, or face referral to McClatchy's legal department. Bill explains here: Executive at failing newspaper tries to intimidate local blogger.

The Miami Herald is not happy that Bill posted these photos.


Anonymous said...

If the photos belong to the Herald then they belong to them.

I am not a big fan of McClatchy but, as a conservative, I am a big fan of private property.

After viewing the pictures it brings up this question. Does anyone have any idea if Obama's health plan would include breast implants? Now that might be a game changer.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:36 Very funny!!!

John Altevogt said...

Well, there is the concept of fair use, but seeing as these photos are probably the only thing anyone paid attention to in The Herald, they probably should protect them from harm.

C.L.J. said...

Bill didn't steal them; they were correctly attributed to the Herald and the photographers who took the photos.

Since he couldn't link directly to the photos because of the way they are embedded in the slideshow, the only way he could illustrate the point of the article was by using screen-captured images. Limited use of copyrighted material in this manner is entirely consistent with Fair Use. Property rights have been respected, in this case.

Bill's only "crime" is that he drove traffic to the Herald. Shame on him, linking to the Herald and driving traffic their way!

Levinson is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

I kind of enjoyed they way he told the bitch to get bent.

Anonymous said...


DNC: White House did Collect Data Via PATTERICO

Erick Erickson at RedState says the DNC admits Barack Obama was collecting information on people via

“Trying to deflect attention from the White House invading people’s privacy, the Democratic National Committee is making real news by admitting was used to collect data on people being turned in by third parties.”

The problem isn’t that the White House was collecting data on people who knowingly leave their names and contact information, typically because they want to be contacted. Most websites do that and anyone who leaves personal information is aware of it. The problem is that the White House was collecting information about people who, without their knowledge, were being reported by someone else.

Anonymous said...

3:54 PM It's all good. Socialist health care is going to sweep these criminals from power in a little over a year and the special prosecutions will begin.

This administration will in the end prove to have more convictions than even Bill Clinton's did.

Walt said...

I applaud the Herald for showing some life and trying to protect its property and the work of its remaining employees. Had the Herald been more proactive earlier in the internet era, perhaps the Herald and MNI would be in better financial condition.