Radio Station Uses Copyright Claim To Try To Silence Bad Science Critic; Guess What Happens?
from the streisand-is-calling dept
Of course, rather than respond to this, perhaps by at least trying to back up what Barnett had said, LBC just sent a takedown notice using the typical threatening legal talk, demanding that it be removed immediately, that the lawyers be informed -- and making it clear that they still might sue him anyway. So, what's been the response? Well, a ton of sites have picked up on the story, giving a lot more attention to both Barnett's "bad science" and LBC's unwillingness to be open to any criticism. Hello, Streisand Effect.
This is, quite clearly, another example of copyright being used, not to "protect" the creator's rights, but to prevent free speech and try (and fail, miserably) to quiet public dissent. We've seen this thing backfire so many times, it makes you wonder why big companies and their expensive lawyers somehow still think it works.