First, sue the bloggers

First, sue the bloggers: Blogger Lance Dutson of the Maine Report is being sued by a state tourism department subcontractor. The subcontractor, an ad agency, doesn’t like the way Lance has been “covering” a mistake they made. According to Dutson, “they’re suing me for showing an ad I pulled from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development website, that features a phone sex number instead of the real number to call for Maine tourism information.” Lance is a member of the Media Bloggers Association (as am I), which is joining in as co-counsel, through MBA’s general counsel, Ronald Coleman. Developing.

Update: (via Jeff Jarvis) A list of   legal actions against bloggers is being maintained by Eric Robinson of the Media Law Research Center.

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  • lewis pennock

    The economics of google adwords is also a particularly interesting aspect of this case (at least to me it is):

    http://www.mainewebreport.com/2006/03/07/time-for-a-recap/

  • Summer

    Love this quote: “… it’s being run like a trailer-park daycare on its 3rd notice from the Human Services people.”