An interesting bit of news: Copyright and blogs.
A Dutch team of lawyers investigated the policies of blog providers regarding copyright claims. They opened an account under a fictitious name with seven different blog providers, and placed a copy of the book 'The Little White Bird', on it. Then, posing as a fictitious lawyer working for another - non-existing - firm, they sent each of the blog providers a letter claiming copyright infringement and demanding the post to be removed.
Five of the seven blog providers, Web-log.nl, Netlog.com, Hyves, WaarBenJij.Nu and MySpace, remove the posting and even the entire account, without checking if there is any legitimacy to the claim. Blogger.com does not comply and refers to the American legislation for taking blog posts offline, which the Dutch investigators do not further look into, because they are primarily interested in the workings of the Dutch legislation. Only Punt.nl squarely protects its blogger by stating they refuse to take any postings offline without a direct court order.
None of the parties discover that because the writer has passed away in 1937, his works have been copyright-free since 2008.