The Shout

I found this over at Jennifer Granick’s weblog.

The gist of it is that volunteers at katrinalist, a site that is attempting to gather information on lost Hurricane Katrina victims in one place, have received cease & desist letters from the owners of the “GCN Survivor/Connector Database.”

This is appalling. The C&D tries to spin the situation, as if katrinalist is harming the hurricane victims by allowing wider dissemination of their information. Then, they stop and say “we will enforce our copyright.”