Copyright Law in Aid of Corporate Cover-Up

Raw Story (2/22/09) has a report that illustrates, in passing, the ridiculousness of how copyright law is applied on the Internet. The story concerns a McDonald’s employee in Arkansas who threw an abusive customer out of the restaurant and got shot, and the hamburger company’s refusal to pay the injured employer workers compensation because the worker’s “injuries did not arise out of or within the course and scope of his employment.” Surely there’s a legitimate public interest in the question of whether corporations pay compensation in such cases. And if you want to have an informed opinion on this particular […]