Defend the freedom of the press by making a tax-deductible gift today
Donate Today to Save the Freedom of the Press
“This lawsuit is Antifa agitprop masquerading as a copyright claim, disconnected from reality both in fact and in law. The plaintiffs shared their videos publicly on Twitter, a platform designed for exactly that purpose, and Mr. Ngo commented on this publicly posted content using Twitter platform tools, not somehow surreptitiously downloading and uploading the clips as the plaintiffs falsely claim.
If U.S. copyright law depended upon whether the creator liked, or wanted critics to review their work, we might as well tear up the First Amendment because no journalist such as Mr. Ngo, would ever be able to critique anything the author didn’t want them to. If the plaintiffs wanted to limit the reach of their work to a narrow echo chamber of fellow travelers, they could have acted accordingly, but they did not.
In a word, this lawsuit is frivolous. These claims are destined to fail–again–and we look forward to that day.”