Gun Rights Blog Sued for Infringement

Filed under:Bill of Rights — posted by 3wire on 7/27/2010 @ 10:02 pm

From: WorldNetDaily

A popular blog that has kept citizens abreast of how Americans successfully defend themselves from crime by being armed has been suspended while its organizers deal with a copyright infringement claim from a newspaper, the blog itself has announced.

David Burnett said in a statement his Armed Citizen site is closed for now, and its future will depend on what happens in the case.

The site was targeted in a federal court lawsuit filed by Righthaven LLC, which apparently is working on behalf of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The lawsuit is one of dozens the plaintiffs have brought to court.

At issue for the Armed Citizen are six stories originating from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that had been cited on the website over the years.

“The Armed Citizen has been excerpting articles from newspaper, TV station, and radio station websites for a number of years without a single complaint or infringement notice,” Burnett wrote in a website statement. “If any copyright holders decided that The Armed Citizen had exceeded fair use, they only needed to send us an e-mail.

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