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Monday, June 22, 2009

Can Individuals Sue AP and Media outlets?

With all the complaining the traditional media outlets are doing regarding bloggers and Youtube video uploaders piggy-backing off of their content, the Iranian situation is showcasing another interesting irony.

The media outlets are using content posted on free sites (the very sites they are trying to sue and prevent their content to go on) to report. So can the individuals posting on twitter, Youtube, etc sue the major media outlets, as the content of the individual is being used by major media outlets to profit?

I am glad the major outlets are spreading the word to highlight the Iranian situation, but you have to appreciate the magnitude of irony here.

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