Is Someone Playing A Joke? Why Would Penguin Force Colbert To Take Down Lessig's Remix?
from the something's-not-right dept
However, just a little while ago, some folks started noticing a message at the top of Colbertnation.com saying:
Lawrence Lessig's REMIX has been removed at the request of Penguin Publishers.At this point, it's unclear what exactly has been removed. The video of the interview is still online, so that's not what's been removed. Some are wondering if Colbert originally posted a downloadable copy of the book itself that has been removed. Many folks have noticed that Remix is not available for download, despite promises that it would be. Apparently, the free version of the book has been delayed until May, which is pretty lame, itself. And, then, of course, there's the possibility that the "removal" notice itself is just a Colbert joke -- though, it almost seems too subtle for Colbert's style of humor. If anyone has more info on what happened here, it would be great to know. Update: Adam Green, who works with Lessig and was at the taping stopped by to say, indeed, that it was a joke. If so, it's a bit odd, since they never even bothered to make clear what it was that was taken down.