Writers' Rights Advocacy, ASJA Style
Sherman said I could not have such permission. He said he had sent the email to me “mistakenly.”
I posted the exchange, deleting his name.
Sherman then pitched a fit to me via email and added comments to the post, identifying himself as the correspondent in the exchange and accusing me of copyright infringement.
Today I received a notice from Blogger Support telling me that a complaint had been received and that unless I filed a counter-notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, blah blah blah, the post would be removed.
The claim of copyright infringement is too absurd to waste time on. But I’ve removed the post, “A Thoughtful Exchange With a Reader,” which used to be at http://freelancerights.blogspot.com/2005/05/thoughtful-exchange-with-reader.html.
Much more valuable than Erik Sherman’s misinformed ramblings is this illustration of what evidently passes for writers’ rights advocacy at ASJA.