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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Cross Exam Heaven

This (scroll down to American Airlines Suit Alleges Web Site Pilferage) could not have happened to a nicer guy. ("During a temporary injunction hearing Thursday,'s managing director, Scott Hayden, testified that his company would never use another Web site's content without its permission and would stop immediately if it learned that American did not have permission. Hayden also said that American would not display another site's content with an American frame around it. [...]")

I bet you can guess what happened next, but go read the whole thing anyway. You can make this stuff up (television tries), but experiencing it in person is rare. I'm looking forward to the first-hand account. Even in the absense of courtroom drama this is a fascinating case, with issues like those I wrote about awhile ago here. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has more in this article.

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