Friday, June 22, 2007 Shut Down Temporarily

This week, popular celeb blogger Perez Hilton had his website shut down by his host based upon a flurry of copyright infringement complaints. The complaints related to numerous copyrighted photographs Hilton posted without permission. The site was down tuesday and by wednesday it was back up, hosted by a different company. The lesson is that copyright owners are now, more than ever, taking aggressive action to enforce their rights. Bloggers must be more careful than ever although it remains to be seen the extent of protection bloggers enjoy under the fair use doctrine. Stay tuned.

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