Bloggers Boycott Sony - The Jason Calacanis Weblog - calacanis.weblogsinc.com: "Bloggers Boycott Sony
Posted Dec 3, 2004, 4:58 AM ET by Jason Calacanis
In case you�ve missed it, Sony is trying to take down long-time blogger, Jason Kottke, because he posted a tiny audio sample of a question from Jeopardy. OK, sure, Sony owns Jeopardy and they have the right to their intellectual property. We can all agree on that.
However, you could easily argue fair use for the audio clip because:
1. Kottke is not making money from this�it is not for profit.
2. It is not negatively impacting Sony�s ability to make money.
3. It is only tiny percentage of the original work.
4. This use causes zero confusion in the marketplace (i.e. everyone knows Kottke is not Sony)."
Sony Is A crappy company