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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    Cindy, 28 Mar 2009 @ 4:53pm

    Savage

    Savage is brilliant and all you anti american communist's are fools and empty headed idots with the result of sitting with your mouth wide open listening and gurgitating all the proganda from these evil marists and pro muslins dictators by so called professors who hate America because of the greatest sucess story in all history with our Capitalist Repubic government. NOT A DEMOCRACY YOU FOOLS. You brought us down with the election of Obama but we art not OUT. WE HAVE JUST BEGAN TO FIGHT TO SAVE OUR FREEDOMS.

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