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Fair Use of Comics? Not for Media Center Plugin Author

Posted on 15 February 2005 by

United Media: reading our RSS feed violates our copyright

Comics for Media Center” is a plugin for Microsoft’s Media Center PC that pulls the RSS feed of United Syndicate’s comics (Dilbert, etc) and displays them in the version of Internet Explorer that comes with a Media Center PC. In a moment of mindboggling, unreasonable blinkered pig-ignorance, United Syndicate has decided that this somehow constitutes an infringement of its copyright — that’s right, reading their RSS feed, using Internet Explorer, violates their copyright. They’ve nastygrammed the creator of Comics for Media Center and he’s shut his project down.

via the venerable BoingBoing