Updated 3:17 p.m. April 23, 2009
I was in Baltimore this weekend, which is fitting, considering some of the news that came out of the Charm City last week.
The Tribune-owned Baltimore Sun issued Jeff Quiton of Inside Charm City a cease-and-desist letter claiming that Quinton has been republishing “substantial portions” of The Sun’s content, and because the infringement was willful, Quinton could face up to $150,000 per violation in addition to lawyers fees.
The Sun took issue with Quiton copying large portions of their stories, though the suit added they don’t have a problem with a headline and a graf being used by bloggers if links are included.
It’s another case of old media taking on new media. And I am completely on the side of old media on this one.