January 17, 2005

Mentioned in New York Times: CBS News Draws Ire of Bloggers

CBS News Draws Ire of Bloggers http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/17/business/media/17rather.html?ex=1106629200&en=f5a80779730e2e61&ei=5040&partner=MOREOVERNEWS By TOM ZELLER JR.
Published: January 17, 2005

"I'd written a couple of pieces on the document earlier in the week," said Ernest Miller, a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School who writes a popular blog on Internet law (www.corante.com/importance). "Then I noticed that I couldn't copy and paste from the report as I did in days past."

With the help of Seth Finkelstein, a programmer and fellow blogger (sethf.com/infothought/blog/), Mr. Miller found that the document's encryption settings had been changed and, as a result, the text could not be copied. Anyone who downloaded the panel's report from either the CBS News servers or those of the law firm would have to retype any passages they wished to include in, say, an e-mail message or a blog post.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in press | on January 17, 2005 07:23 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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