brad pitt angelina jolley old cowLast week, a spat was fought between magazine publishers (who had paid a lot of money for the rights to photos of Brad & Angelina's baby whatshername) and online bloggers (who put smaller images of the photos on site). Within hours, bloggers were sent cease and desist letters from People Magazine's lawyers trying to "protect" their clients' rights.

Last week, a spat was fought between magazine publishers (who had paid a lot of money for the rights to photos of Brad & Angelina’s baby whatshername) and online bloggers (who put smaller images of the photos on site). Within hours, bloggers were sent cease and desist letters from People Magazine’s lawyers trying to “protect” their clients’ rights. NYT says:

Magazine analysts say the blogs may have actually done the magazine a favor by drumming up even more interest that may translate into higher newsstand sales. But the episode does show that it is no longer business as usual for celebrity magazines, as gossip blogs take on an ever-larger role.

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