Irish Newspaper Group New Synonym For Chutzpah; Demands Licensing Fees For Hyperlinks

This extraordinary story comes from an Irish solicitor that represents an organization on the receiving end of dunning “letters, emails and phone calls.”

Recap: The Newspapers’ agent demanded an annual payment from a women’s domestic violence charity because they said they owned copyright in a link to the newspapers’ public website.

The definition of chutzpah: “insolence” or “audacity.”

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3 Comments

  1. How ridiculous. It’s the same as saying to a person ” here, it’s in this book, look it up”.
    Is this just simply greed or simply stupidity?
    Thanks Kathleen, good article.

  2. Stupidity. It is time for people to stop linking to Irish newspapers. what is next for Ireland? Will scientists have to pay fees to list references in their publications?

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