Tarantino vs. Gawker: When is Linking Illegal for Journalists?

By: John Healey | Los Angeles Times

Gawker’s stock in trade is revealing things about celebrities and other public figures that they’d much rather keep private. And as long as what it prints is true, it’s pretty much immune from libel lawsuits.

Not so for copyright infringement, though. And though Gawker isn’t the most sympathetic outlet, a new lawsuit against the site for linking to an infringing copy of an unreleased screenplay should send chills down the spines of every reporter who writes about copyright issues.

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