Can a city’s mayor silence his critics on the Internet using copyright law? That’s the dispute apparently brewing because of voiceover criticisms made against the mayor on YouTube clips of city council meetings.
Are the opinions expressed protected by the First Amendment as fair use or do the videos constitute copyright infringement?
Hat tip to Mike Masnick at Techdirt.com. See City Of Inglewood Allotted $50,000 To Hire A Lawyer Flagrantly Abuse Copyright Law To Try To Silence A Citizen.