This week, the popular opera blog Intermezzo was bullied into removing a bunch of content by the legal folks at the Royal Opera House. It wasn’t a great PR move, but then again, it wasn’t done by the PR department, who are trying their best to put the genie back in the bottle.

Here’s the thing about talking to the legal department:

A more serious discussion of the issues is here.

While we’re on the subject of the Royal Opera House, you’ve all seen this, right?



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  1. September 10, 2010

    The best legal advice I ever received from an intellectual-property lawyer was, “The answer to every fair-use question is, ‘Maybe.'”

  2. September 20, 2010

    This is a great post, that makes for a nice tangent to that ROH legal monkey business. Talk about an organization that doesn’t understand the new media!

    I’m really enjoying your blog. Thanks.

    Grant Charles Chaput

  3. properdiscord #
    September 11, 2010

    This really could have gone two ways. I’m glad, and a little relieved, that you liked it.

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