Ahab over at The Republic of Gilead Blog has circulated an email with the warning that certain news organizations are shaking down bloggers over copyright issues.
The effect of these shake downs can be devastating. Costs of thousands and dollars and, in some cases, the loss of your domain name. The news organizations are even ignoring fair use laws in their pursuit of cash.
If you blog, your first line of defense against being shaken down for your life’s savings is to avoid quoting certain news sources. To learn precisely which news sources are dangerous to quote, go to this article on The Box Turtle Bulletin Blog. It’s very much worth you time to protect yourself.