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It's Official: LAT/WP vs Free Republic Settles
LAT/WP vs Free Republic ^ | June 19, 2002 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 06/19/2002 1:54:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

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To: Jim Robinson
FANTASTIC.... Jim......
Although I must say I was looking forward to a supreme ct fight on this and internet copyright law, fairuse, etc..
51 posted on 06/19/2002 2:09:45 PM PDT by blackbag
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To: Jim Robinson
Since this turned into an agreement and not a precident setting decision, I am glad to see how it turned out. This has been a long haul Jim. Good for you. Good for the forum. Now, do what you do. We appreciate it.
52 posted on 06/19/2002 2:09:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Mudboy Slim
Dittos to that!! LONG LIVE FREE REPUBLIC!
53 posted on 06/19/2002 2:10:10 PM PDT by TheBigB
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for hanging in there, Sir Jim. I value FR much more than anything that comes from LAT/WP by far!
54 posted on 06/19/2002 2:10:25 PM PDT by nightdriver
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To: Constitution Day
Ain't life grand???
55 posted on 06/19/2002 2:10:31 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Jim Robinson
Congrats Jim. This also means that Tom Aldridge, Steve Gilbert et al continue to be non-entities. :)
56 posted on 06/19/2002 2:10:32 PM PDT by Solson
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To: Jim Robinson; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; JohnHuang2; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul; daisyscarlett; ...
Important News from Jim Robinson PING
57 posted on 06/19/2002 2:10:55 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Jim Robinson
good.
58 posted on 06/19/2002 2:11:05 PM PDT by RJCogburn
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To: Jim Robinson
BUMP
59 posted on 06/19/2002 2:11:06 PM PDT by RippleFire
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
bttt
60 posted on 06/19/2002 2:11:22 PM PDT by summer
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To: Jim Robinson
It's a win for FR, and a barely noticeable crimp in the 1st Amendment.
61 posted on 06/19/2002 2:11:50 PM PDT by RightWhale
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim,

I hope the WP and LA Times choke on their $5,000.

Maybe they could donate it to FR during our next fundraiser.

62 posted on 06/19/2002 2:12:20 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Jim Robinson
How does this affect the full posting of articles from sources other that these bastards?

Should we/ can we continue to post full articles?

BTW, those 5K amounts seem a bit lower than $ 1,000,000, don't they? ;)

It is good to get this BS behind us.

FR forever!
63 posted on 06/19/2002 2:12:22 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Jim Robinson
If I understand correctly, the links to WP/LAT stories will die after a certain amount of time, thus diminishing the archive value of posts on FR related to WP/LAT stories.

Assuming FR survives for decades (as I'm quite sure it will), the archives will still be a tremendous resource.
64 posted on 06/19/2002 2:12:22 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Jim Robinson
Great news Jim. Rock on!
65 posted on 06/19/2002 2:13:07 PM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: Jim Robinson
Excellent. Some cash on the way!
66 posted on 06/19/2002 2:13:10 PM PDT by b4its2late
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To: Seeking the truth; Jim Robinson
How does this affect posting other articles from different sites?
67 posted on 06/19/2002 2:14:26 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Jim Robinson; Squantos; GeronL; Billie; sinkspur; Slyfox; San Jacinto; SpookBrat; COB1; ...
It's Official: LAT/WP vs Free Republic Settles

Excerpt:

Well, my fingers are not cold and dead and my keyboard has not been ripped away. While this is not entirely a win for FR, neither is it a crushing defeat. Free Republic is alive and well and the fight against liberalism continues on. It's a crying shame that the hallowed words of the WP/LAT will no longer grace our pages, but, somehow, I am sure we will manage to live on without them.

And despite what our detractors may say, we have not committed any crimes or broken any laws and we have not admitted to any guilt. We have negotiated a mutual agreement and settlement with the LAT/WP and have agreed upon satisfactory terms for continuing forward without having to spend the rest of our lives in court.

Many thanks to all of you for your past and continuing support.


Great news, Jim! Thanks!

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my ping list!. . .don't be shy.
68 posted on 06/19/2002 2:14:32 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Jim Robinson
Great news, but still a flawed court decision, if I understand the first judgement correctly.
69 posted on 06/19/2002 2:14:45 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Jim Robinson
A definate victory for Free Republic. Way to go Jim...JFK
70 posted on 06/19/2002 2:15:01 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER
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To: Jim Robinson
FReeperdom lives for now, but it seems that Fair Use was just pronounced dead.

Three questions:

  1. Are all your legal expenses paid up to date?
  2. Are there any plans to appeal?
  3. If and when the archives are purged, will you make them searchable again?

71 posted on 06/19/2002 2:15:07 PM PDT by snopercod
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To: Jim Robinson
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL
72 posted on 06/19/2002 2:15:09 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: Jim Robinson
so much for freedom of speech!

free dixie NOW,sw

73 posted on 06/19/2002 2:15:20 PM PDT by stand watie
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To: Jim Robinson

Congrats on a righteous win, Jim!

74 posted on 06/19/2002 2:16:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: Jim Robinson
And the crowd goes wild!!!


75 posted on 06/19/2002 2:16:38 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Jim Robinson
Who else was on the defense team, so that we can send them big THANK YOU's as well?
76 posted on 06/19/2002 2:16:40 PM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Cool Guy
Yippee! Who wants to read anything these rags have to say, anyhow!

JimRob will be at our FRiva conference in Las Vegas in August. Let's celebrate with him and have a ball!

This makes my day, nay, my year!

Viva Jim Robinson and Free Republic!

Leni

77 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Jim Robinson
we have not admitted to any guilt

The $10G was just a gift out of the goodness of FR's heart?

78 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:04 PM PDT by Sloth
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To: Jim Robinson
Congrats, Jim. Life is good.
79 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:08 PM PDT by Balata
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To: Jim Robinson; Cool Guy; Victoria Delsoul; AFVetGal; MistyCA; SAMWolf; 4TheFlag; lodwick; ...
Yipeeee ! I am so proud of you Jim. A light in a liberal world shinning brightly.

I have prayed this would work out for you and FR every day since I heard about it.Stress so hard and this had to be very stressful. God Bless you Jim.

Thank you for the ping CoolGuy.

80 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:40 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Jim Robinson
If you had the funds, I'm sure that you would have prevailed in the courts. - The settlement proves that they thought so too, but it is good to have this thorn removed.

Go Jim!

81 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:48 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Jim Robinson
Congratulations, Jim. The Slimes-ComPost, DNC and their associated law firms have been denied in their egregious attempt to shut down an effective voice of conservatism.

That, in itself, is a victory for freedom.

Thanks for fighting the battle.

82 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:52 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Jim Robinson
This is great news, Jim. Thanks from all of us for standing tall in the face of the beast who would destroy FR.
83 posted on 06/19/2002 2:17:56 PM PDT by What Is Ain't
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To: martin_fierro
Awesome graphic!!!!!

Mind if I borrow it???

84 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:01 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Jim Robinson
... we have not committed any crimes or broken any laws and we have not admitted to any guilt.

Outstanding, Jim -- congratulations.
When the hell are you guys in CA going to bounce those socialists off the bench in the 9th Circuit? I think too many of them were taught under bilingual education and thereby fail to understand straight English.

85 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:08 PM PDT by brityank
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To: PhiKapMom; Jim Robinson
Wash Post has been carrying the AP articles linked from Drudge but I found the Las Vegas Sun also carries them. I would recommend anyone reserching for an AP article, go visit the Las Vegas Sun and get their link from there.

Thanks for this tip!

Jim, you mention in your post: "Unless we receive prior written permission on an article by article basis, Free Republic agrees to continue posting only excerpts (as allowed by fair use) and links from any of the LAT/WP or related publications."

Do we know what the other related publications may be so we can steer clear of posting entire articles?

Thanks and thank you for fighting the good fight...

86 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:15 PM PDT by Fury
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To: /\XABN584; 10mm; 3D-JOY; 75thOVI; a contender; AAABEST; AABC; abenaki; Abortion SUCKS out a Life; ..
Florida Freeper Bump......
87 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:15 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Jim Robinson
WhooHoo!!!! Yowie kazowie!(or something like that).
Great news.
88 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:26 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Howlin; blackbag
Ain't life grand???

It sure is.
As one of their official ambassadors, I'm going to have one (or more) of these tonight in honor of this auspicious occasion:


89 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:36 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Miss Marple; Lady In Blue; Howlin; PhiKapMom; Amelia; Southflanknorthpawsis; Irma; Dog Gone
Just in case any of you may have missed this...
90 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: MinuteGal
You are also welcome to meet him at the Fresno Picnic in July. Freepmail Just Amy or Mama_bear if you are going to attend this event.
91 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:38 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: Jim Robinson
Great news Jim.

Maybe this will put to rest the many snipes, doomsayers and critics who wanted to use this issue against you and FR ... but having seen their moodus operenda for some years now ... unfortunately many of them will just find something else to harp on.

Best to just ignore it and keep fighting the good fight.

Again, glad this is behind you and FR.

FRegards.

92 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jim Robinson
Congratulations Jim !!

Free Republic is alive and well !!

Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!

Molon Labe !!

93 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:53 PM PDT by blackie
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To: Cool Guy
GOOOOAAAALLL is right.

What a week. First USA beats Mexico and now this. Great!

94 posted on 06/19/2002 2:18:57 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Freedom Writer; freeeee; FreeTally; fsileeco; fstcwgrl; Fullmetaljacket; G.Mason; Gadsden1st; ...
Florida Freeper Bump.......
95 posted on 06/19/2002 2:19:16 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: MinuteGal
No. FRiva Jim Robinson and Free Republic! Sign up folks. We want to see each of your smiling faces in August.
96 posted on 06/19/2002 2:19:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Jim Robinson
Congratulations Jim! I'm sure the end of this matter is welcomed, and will allow FreeRepublic to return 100% of its efforts to the original, stated cause of the forum: to root out corruption.

I do remain however, somewhat saddened at the much higher cost that has been paid over the last few years to get to where we are today. I speak of the friendships that have been strained, and ultimately lost. Some really good people who I grew to know and respect have come and gone. I sure do miss Connie and Brian, to name but two. I realize I'll subsequently be trashed by others for mentioning their names, but they were a big part of some of FR's successes. Who could ever forget the Rally for Justice, and Brian's incredible writings on the forum?

I shall always treasure Connie introducing me to Alan Keyes when he spoke at the City Club of Chicago. She personally saw to it I got in, as the security personnel already had my name when I arrived. And Brian's freepmails to me were always an encouragement. I still have them in my freepmail and refer to them when some of FR's "detractors" get me down.

How I sometimes just long for the good ol' days. :-)

97 posted on 06/19/2002 2:19:32 PM PDT by usconservative
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To: Jim Robinson
Talk about a tempest in a teacup.

Looks to me like FR took a dead-center hit with a Nerf® arrow.

Well, on with the show.

98 posted on 06/19/2002 2:19:40 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you for your steadfast and continuing work for America.
99 posted on 06/19/2002 2:19:45 PM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: MinuteGal
Okay, viva too. Smile...
100 posted on 06/19/2002 2:20:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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