Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Just Observing

Just Observing

Well now, really!!! Take a look at this: http://www.batesline.com/archives/001274.html

The World Publishing Company newspaper--the only one--in Tulsa, OK, has threatened Michael Bates, a blogger there, with legal action for linking to their paper. Absolutely outrageous. Apparently the paper's lawyer has no clue about "Fair Use"...and linking isn't use at all! Pitiful.

Or that lawyer and paper know damned well they don't have a leg to stand on but just intend to try to use scare tactics on Bates so that he'll just buckle under and never be critical of them again. Got news for them. They picked on the wrong guy, for the wrong reasons. The high-rollers want to continue to run that city as they've long done with no interference. Bates protests and writes about it. He's opposition and they just can't tolerate it. Sorry about that. There's freedom of speech in this country, still.

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