Howard Elliott, managing editor of TheSpec.com, doesn't want their articles linked to
RateMDS posted a link to an article on TheSpec.com. To reiterate, we LINKED TO THE ARTICLE. This is what was published:
'"6/11/08 - Licence reinstated for MD who had sex with patients" - http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2110402-licence-reinstated-for-md-who-had-sex-with-patients/'
Curiously, RateMDs then received the following email concerning this link.
Date: December 17, 2013 at 5:30:33 PST
Subject: (Ratemds Website Feedback) Dr. mark L. Waxman
Howard Elliott sent a message using the contact form at http://php.ratemds.com/social/?q=contact.
A user on your site has submitted a comment including a link to a copyrighted story from our web archive. We are requesting that you remove the link as per Canadian copyright law. The copyrighted content can be found at http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2110402-licence-re... and is embedded in the submitted comment under Waxman's listing. Please let me know when the content link has been removed.
I thought lawsuits to prevent people from linking to articles went away in the 1990s. And I particularly didn't expect it from an organization that purports to be engaging in journalism.
You can see the offending post here: