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.”

From Storify:

KATHY GILL, Technology Policy Analyst
Leave a replyComments (4)
  1. sheknows January 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    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. ShannonLeee January 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    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?

  3. KATHY GILL, Technology Policy Analyst January 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks, yes this seems very clueless and short-sighted.