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Retailers stifle news of future discounts

by henrycopeland
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=] and all pulled the lists of upcoming discounts after receiving letters threatening lawsuits from Wal-Mart, Target, BestBuy and Staples. Here’s [url=]the letter sent to All hail Wal-Mart’s “intellectual property rights” to its Advertising Circular!

(An additional twist:’s CEO recently criticized Pud for re-posting a e-mail to clients, says Pud.)

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