Retailers stifle news of future discounts
Thursday, November 21st, 2002
Looking for evidence that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is bad? “Several Internet shopping sites have removed information about post-Thanksgiving sales after major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target threatened legal action” invoking DMCA, Amy Harmon reports in the NYTimes. , [url=]FatWallet.com and all pulled the lists of upcoming discounts after receiving letters threatening lawsuits from Wal-Mart, Target, BestBuy and Staples. Here’s [url=http://www.dealexpert.net/wbb2/thread.php?threadid=16525&sid=f93ee2485ad08f5ff03ef8ce6911656c]the letter sent to DealExpert.com. All hail Wal-Mart’s “intellectual property rights” to its Advertising Circular!
(An additional twist: MyCoupons.com’s CEO recently criticized Pud for re-posting a MyCoupon.com e-mail to clients, says Pud.)