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Docs Threaten Review Sites With Copyright Suits

In the five years since he co-founded RateMDs.com, a site where patients rate their doctors, John Swapceinski has been threatened with lawsuits at least once a week. Not one disgruntled physician has actually carried out his threats, Swapceinski tells MediaPost...

Certainly digital rights advocates are chomping at the bit to take on Medical Justice in court. When asked about the prospect of a review site defending a copyright infringement lawsuit for posting a patient review, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Matt Zimmerman had this to say: "I want that case."

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Mediapost

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