Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Should website safety ratings take into account litigiousness?

A blogger site dealing with the Righthaven mass copyright litigation has informed visitors about a Firefox plugin that will block access to newspaper websites known to be participating in the litigation. The instructions are here.

What strikes me is that WOT (also a Firefox plugin) could develop the ability to warn users about sites known to be litigious. Then bloggers could be increasingly careful about any “copying” of material from these sites (or, in cases of sites known to sue frivolously for libel, when writing about the entities).

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