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Which is not say there’s no place for copyright enforcement on the web. As a freelance writer, I have a predictable attachment to the old-fashioned idea that content creators should be able to largely call the shots on how their work is disseminated. And a strong desire to see those who unfairly appropriate the work of others get their just deserts. But if the sites Righthaven has sued to date represent the worst threats to the Review-Journal’s ongoing viability, then the destructive force of copyright infringement has been overstated. And if there are more substantive threats out there, why not sue them? Surely they can’t be any harder to find than a cat blogger from Boston who posted a single infringing article on her site.
Contributing Editor Greg Beato is a writer living in San Francisco. Read his Reason archive here.
UPDATE: David Burnett writes to clarify that it has not yet been established if Armed Citizen's usage of the article in question was an infringement or a fair use, and that his statement should not be taken as an unintentional admission of guilt.