NY Times threatens legal action against web site owners for copyright violations, exceeding fair use and changing headlines to mislead.

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    Apr 18, 2015 10:08 AM GMT
    Allegations involve excessive and unauthorized use of NY Times articles on the web site and using thread titles as headlines that are materially different than the headlines from the NY Times with a clear intent to misrepresent the articles.

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    Apr 18, 2015 10:21 AM GMT
    One of many examples on this site of headlines being changed is the thread linked below. It is clear that the RJ thread title makes an allegation that is not made in the article.

    RJ Thread Title: GOP Convinced Majority That They Don't Need Healthcare

    Actual headline: Has Obamacare Turned Voters Against Sharing the Wealth?

    Comment in article relating to GOP: This shift in public opinion is a major victory for the Republican Party.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4037593
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    Apr 18, 2015 11:07 AM GMT
    Looks like Socal has appointed himself RJ's bungling conservacop again.

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    The Right are all for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, except when it happens to contradict their own position. Southbeach has changed more news headlines than Ben Bradlee. As usual, he gets a free pass from his goons.
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    Apr 18, 2015 1:34 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidLooks like Socal has appointed himself RJ's bungling conservacop again.

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    The Right are all for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, except when it happens to contradict their own position. Southbeach has changed more news headlines than Ben Bradlee. As usual, he gets a free pass from his goons.

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    And nicely expressed. Goons - LOL! The Right most definitely tries to suppress the free speech of others, while insisting on their own. It's one of the hallmarks of the Fascism they practice, as first expressed by Benito Mussolini in the 1920s. Something you as a European perhaps understand better than these Conservative fanatics here on the other side of the pond.
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    Apr 18, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    Well, I guess with their history of declining subscriptions and revenue they've got to pay the bills somehow, so turn the lawyers loose on 'em.
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    Apr 19, 2015 2:03 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidNY Times threatens legal action against web site owners for copyright violations, exceeding fair use and changing headlines to mislead.

    Hmmm.... The only person I can think of that does this is the "Woodsmen" - but since he works for The New York Times in their Sales Department, I suppose he's just doing his job.

    Are you sure he doesn't work for a local, independent distributor? You know, the guys who get up early and deliver the papers.

    Let's say some newspaper decided to concoct headlines that were not supported by the articles. The paper would probably lose readers of all political persuasions because it wouldn't be a reliable source for anything. People would have no idea of what they would be reading until they got into the article and would soon tire of the process.

    So if we all decided to use the same tactic here, most likely the entire area of the forum would have declining participation. Don't make the headlines so outlandish as to be obvious. For example, in a recent thread I started:

    Veteran Washington Post journalist Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton has a “difficult relationship with the truth.”
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4036426/

    I could change the title to read "Hillary unable to defend the accusations of Carl Bernstein that she is basically not a truthful and honest person"

    That probably is the case, but that isn't what the article states.

    Or how about this: "Those who support Hillary and know and tolerate her pattern of lying, are themselves dishonest." (If you tolerate dishonesty in others, then you tolerate dishonesty in yourself.)