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Court Rules Fair Use, Dismisses Radio Host's Suit

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 29, 2008

A federal judge has dismissed radio host Michael Savage's copyright infringement lawsuit against the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations, which had posted excerpts of one of his programs online.

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A similar issue came up in late 2006 when the blogger "Spocko" posted audio files of comments made by right-wing talk show hosts at Bay Area ABC affiliate radio station KSFO. there, ABC Radio sent a cease-and-desist letter to Spocko's hosting company, 1&1 Internet, which then took down his site. The digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation intervened, and ultimately, Spocko found a new host.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation also got involved in the Savage case, weighing in on behalf of the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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