July 14, 2004

"OutFoxed" and taunting Br'er Fox

OutFoxed's saga continues, and right on schedule comes Lessig's response, the stirring statement about fair use. Now, just speculation, how do you think FOX executives, and Bill O'Reilly, might react to the following lines?

Fox claims it is "fair and balanced." Is it?

Bill O'Reilly promised Fox viewers that he would report the news of the war "without an agenda or any ideological prejudice." Did he?

It is as shameful for Fox to sue Al Franken for using "fair and balanced" as it is for Michael Moore to threaten to sue his critics for defamation. ...

And as to whether three days was enough time for Fox's legal department to respond to a question from the New York Times, come on. If its legal department can't muster a response to a simple question in three days, I'd be happy to advise Fox where it might find faster, more efficient lawyers.

My contribution to the echoing: Read Lessig's piece as a proposal for the legal arguments he'd like to make in court, if FOX will be so kind as to give him the opportunity.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in copyblight | on July 14, 2004 11:59 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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yea, right--if things were "fair and balanced," I'd be living with Heather Locklear.

Posted by: Beat Waydown at July 15, 2004 09:05 AM