August 4, 2008
William Patry Shuts Down His Blog
After some 800 postings over the course of about 4 years, the Paltry Copyright Blog is shutting down. Why? Two reasons according to William Patry's post:
The Inability or Refusal to Accept the Blog for What it is: A Personal Blog. "While in private practice I never had the experience of people attributing my views to my firm or to my clients. I moved from private practice to Google I put a disclaimer to the effect that the views in the blog (as in the past) were strictly mine. ... I cannot see what more I could have done to make what was a personal blog more separate from my employer. ... For the first year after joining Google, with some exceptions, people honored the personal nature of the blog, but no longer."
The Current State of Copyright Law is Too Depressing: "It is profoundly depressing, after 26 years full-time in a field I love, to be a constant voice of dissent."
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