Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doctors use copyright agreements to silence patients

Some doctors are requiring patients to hand over copyright in anything they might write about them as a condition of treatment. Meet Dr. Ken Cirka of Philadephia, made an example of today by Ars Technica, who is seemingly under the impression that such agreements can even bind people who haven't signed it. The twist? The copyright clauses are legally implausible—top review site Yelp says it would ignore any take-down requests based upon one— and Ars suggests doctors are being sold a bill of goods by legal boilerplate factory Medical Justice.

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