Friday, August 21, 2009

Miami Herald hires Greenberg Traurig in dispute with blogger

The dispute between the Miami Herald and the publisher of Random Pixels intensified Thursday, when the blog's publisher was hit with a demand letter sent by the law firm Greenberg Traurig.

Below is the 2-page letter.

(Click to enlarge.)

The claims by the crack legal team hired by McClatchy are really embellished... they accuse Bill of "reproducing complete Miami Herald articles." That's partially true, since Bill admits to posting some old articles from Herald archives. But he doesn't cut and paste current articles. And, they accuse him of printing "full size photos" from the Herald. Not true. (FYI, the photos the Herald is worried about are posted here.)



Anonymous said...

Two pages, two pictures, four “boobs!”

I’d be lying if I said I was referring to McClatchy as boobs(This post ONLY)

Sorry “Sweetie,” proud to be a breeder

Bill said...

thanks Kevin! this should be an interesting ride!

Anonymous said...

...Sorry “Sweetie,” proud to be a breeder...

This, which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic, says something about you that you stress a little too often and a little too strenuously. Get help for whatever is worrying you.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a reasonable letter and a reasonable request to me..

I would not expect the second correspondence from the lawyers to be nearly as..friendly..

Anonymous said...

It is never a good idea to post a complete article, even in the comments section. was sued by the NYT. Now to post there you have to agree to abide by their rules, and there is this:

"Posting user agrees to indemnify Free Republic for any copyright claim on original works."

Anonymous said...

-I would not expect the second correspondence from the lawyers to be nearly as..friendly..-

Indeed not. And these bloggers will then find their homeowners insurance does not cover their for profit publishing activities and find themselves and their family's assets completely at risk.