As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Monday, October 29, 2007

FoxGate Update

As you may recall, John McCain put out an ad entirely based on a pre-scripted line used in a recent Fox News debate, prompting Fox News to send a cease and desist letter to McCain's campaign demanding that he not violate their copyright. It didn't take too much digging to discover that plenty of other campaigns, like Rudy Giuliani's and Mitt Romney's, were using Fox News footage all over their websites. So Fox News was forced to apply their standard fairly and bar all Republican candidates from using their footage in any capacity. A tiny crack of sunshine from reporters who raised an eyebrow to the initial McCain letter forced a shift in Fox News' attempt to tilt the playing field. That's something to file away and remember for later.

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