Four More Inducted Into The Streisand Effect Hall Of Shame
from the i'm-so-proud dept
It seems that my legacy is going to be the fact that I coined the term "The Streisand Effect" five years ago, and it's now become part of the culture. It's great to see the concept take off, though, and it's pretty exciting to see the EFF update the takedown hall of shame it announced last year, with four new entries, exclaiming: "Hello Streisand Effect!" For the record, here are the EFF's four latest inductees:
- Peabody Energy, for issuing outstandingly spurious trademark claims against a spoof site criticizing their "clean coal" group;
- Yahoo, for an impressive attempt to return a cat to the bag after a leak of its guide to snooping services for law enforcement was posted to a whistleblower site;
- Perez Hilton and the Miss Universe Organization for endeavoring to stop a non-profit from airing an ad commenting on a public same-sex marriage controversy initiated by their videos; and
- Universal Music Group, for attempting to muzzle online criticism of the rapper Akon.