Progressive political forum fights lawsuit over five sentence news excerpt

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Regarding Democratic Underground, from Rawstory:

The practice of excerpting news and linking to its source is what drives the blogosphere, engages millions in political discussion and aides the dissemination of information the world over.

However, if the so-called “copyright troll” company Righthaven LLC is successful, a vibrant political forum for American progressives could be shut down, all thanks to a five sentence excerpt from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that caught the paper’s attention.

The forum Democratic Underground (DU) which frequently reposts news excerpts for users to discuss, was sued in August for quoting and linking to the Nevada paper. Backed by Internet freedom advocacy group Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF), DU filed a counter-suit on Monday, accusing the paper and Righthaven of engaging in copyright fraud.

Keep reading this article about the latest and greatest way a bunch of jackasses are trying to suppress the dissemination of information on the internet…

Progressive political forum fights lawsuit over five sentence news excerpt

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