Copyright Holders Challenge Sites That Excerpt Content

march 2, 2009  10:26 am
Some media executives are growing concerned that web curators like the Huffington Post are taking away potential readers and profiting from content paid for by others. The New York Times reports that lawsuits in this area are on the rise, and interested parties say the government hasn't clearly delineated how copyright law applies. "New modes of creation, reuse, mixing and mash-ups made possible by digital technologies and the internet have made it even more clear that Congress's attempt to define fair use is woefully inadequate," the director of the Citizen Media Law Project tells the Times.