Tuesday, March 15, 2005
UPDATE. Lambert, who hasn’t answered my email or phone calls, has given the mirrored site a clever new name: “This is Not Tim Blair’s blog”. Yet everything I post immediately appears there. It’s the work of a super genius!
I’m not really interested—yet—in what legal or copyright issues may be involved. I’d just prefer that Lambert close the thing and stop being so weird and obsessive.
UPDATE II. Just spoke to Lambert’s supervisor, Paul Compton, at the UNSW. He told me Lambert had agreed to take his site down lest the UNSW’s role in this debacle be “misunderstood”. I’d spoken to Lambert a few minutes earlier; he hadn’t mentioned this. We’ll wait and see.
UPDATE III. The Lambert matter is concluded. Much thanks to everybody (including Ken Parish) for legal advice and offers of assistance; it’s alarming to me that things had to reach to that point before the duplicate site was taken down. If ever a right-winger tries to pull the same dumb stunt on a lefty, well, let me condemn you in advance.
A final point: after complaining about how unfair it was that they couldn’t comment here, members of the banned had an entire day to make their incisive points about any post … and they didn’t say a thing outside of the lead item. Kinda proves something, doesn’t it?