It was probably only a matter of time before this happened. Clayton Cramer and David BurnettÂ of The Armed Citizen, are being sued by the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Today, The Armed Citizen received informal notice in the form of a media inquiry about a lawsuit against this website and its owners, David Burnett and Clayton Cramer. The lawsuit, reportedly filed in US District Court on July 20th, alleges that The Armed Citizen and its owners “willfully copied” original source content from the Las VegasÂ Review-Journal.
You can find the suit here. The Armed Citizen is a great chronicle of stories from around the country of people defending themselves with a gun. They do take donations, so please go kick in a few bucks to help with legal expenses. This is something that could happen to any of us.
UPDATE: I had about four links, and a few briefÂ excerptsÂ of a sentence or two on this blog from the Review-Journal. They have been removed. Not out of any far of lawsuit, because they clearly fall under fair-use, but because it would seem the Review-Journal does not wish to be linked, or be talked about. Fair enough. They can rot alone in a dark corner of the Internet where no one goes. That’s the bed they made, and they can sleep in it. They will receive no more links from this blog.
6 thoughts on “Gun Blog Sued”
What. The. Crap.
I’ve read that site since very near to its beginning and know that they copy info from a ton of sources and include direct links to the origin of that info. Suing over promotion of your news outlet is absolutely foolish considering that many have that little facebook/digg/tweet link at the bottom now.
Barrel, trigger, foot.
Not the only story or named defendant in a lawsuit this week.
Just a reminder that everyone who blogs, or links news stories, should be excepting and giving credit to those who write the articles.
Stifling of free speech comes in many guises.
“Suing over promotion of your news outlet is absolutely foolish”
Even dumber, one of the people they’ve sued was their source for the story they’re suing over.
That’s going to make it hard to get anyone to cooperate in interviews.
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