About a few months back in September, Jason Kottke posted information about Ken Jennings’ loss on Jeopardy, and on the 28th of November he posted an audio clip of Ken Jennings’ loss (of which the episode aired two days later). Sony contacted him and told him to take the clip down, and now that the episode has aired, they are still pursuing him legally. Jason has recently updated the public on this situation.
I’ve been watching this legal drama unfold for the last month, and I am disappointed in Sony’s actions. It is considered, well frankly, retarded to someone just reporting the news; and this is all Sony is doing. Jason Kottke is just reporting the news just like any other self respecting journalist would be doing, and Sony steps on him only because they think he is a small fry. (Jason also has a good entry on why blogs are the new journalism.)
However, they failed to realize the social implications of trying to shut a blogger up. As of this writing, the situation update entry has 61 trackbacks; this means that there has been at least 61 people now taking up arms to protect free speech… using free speech as their weapon.