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Updated: Waxman’s Wrap Tells Wolff’s Newser To Give Credit — Or Cease & Desist

Updated: Newser’s Michael Wolff’s response below.

There’s the legal language of a formal cease and desist letter like the one just sent Newser LLC CEO Patrick Spain demanding an immediate stop to the controversial news aggregator’s use of the Hollywood news site’s work. (Full text embedded below.) And there’s the way Sharon Waxman, TheWrap’s founder and top writer, puts it: “All we really want is for Newser to stop pissing on our leg and tell us it’s raining.” Waxman’s prescription to resolve the situation: “Very simply: put in credit and links where they are missing. Add a Wrap homepage link to the source grid page. Make it simple and logical to get to actual Wrap content from that page.”

If not? From the legalese: “The Wrap will begin registering copyrights in its original content with the Copyright Office on a going forward basis. Your staff should think twice about re-writing The Wrap

One Response to “Updated: Waxman’s Wrap Tells Wolff’s Newser To Give Credit — Or Cease & Desist”

  1. The Doctor

    At the outset of her venture, Sharon Waxman built substantial buzz for her blog by picking a fight with Nikki Finke; it’s an M.O. that has worked for her in the past, and it seems to be working again.