Talk Radio Host Accuses Critic Of Copyright Infringement... And Racketeering?

from the for-a-bit-of-criticsm? dept

Radio talk show host Michael Savage apparently isn't as open to accepting criticism as he is in dishing it out. He's suing the Council on American-Islamic Relations for copyright infringement, because CAIR used clips from Savage's show to respond to, and criticize, his statements. That's a perfectly reasonable fair use of copyrighted content. It seems clear that this is merely an attempt to bully and silence a critic. To add even more weight to that claim, Savage isn't just claiming copyright infringement, but racketeering. The reasoning behind the racketeering charge isn't entirely clear (and from the EFF's response about the problems with Savage's filings, it sounds like the reasoning isn't clear to even those who made the racketeering claim), but the idea that posting some radio clips and criticizing them could be seen as racketeering seems pretty ridiculous.

Filed Under: cair, copyright, criticism, michael savage, racketeering

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    Fuzi, 4 Feb 2008 @ 5:37am

    Michael Savage is a WUS!

    Savage has proven yet again he is nothing but a whining crybaby. Like others of his kind (Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity, O'Reilly), they want to be able to say the most horrific slander imaginable about anyone else, but will whine and cry and throw a tantrum if anyone else dares question them.

    I'm sick of these whining crybabies. They wrap themselves in the flag and accuse everyone else of being "anti-American", yet it is they who are the biggest danger to the US Constitution and everything it has stood for for over 200 years.

    Savage, go sit in the corner and shut up, you puerile infant.

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