You can't put it back in the box.

It seems the clever Lawyers at LBC have not really paid attention to how the web works. Specifically "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.". This post is part of that routing.

The Bad Science blog from Dr Ben Goldacre took justified issue with a rant from Jennie Barnett about the "dangers" of the MMR vacine and in doing so included the audio clip of her ravings. Now rather than being pleased that increased publicity would result so that more people would listen to her radio show in the future they decided that Ben was in breach of copyright and set the Lawyers on him. I can understand them not wanting her ravings heard but the better way would be to stop her talking about things she knows nothing about but that would make for a much shorter show.

So you can no longer listen to the clip unless you look here, or here, or listen to it and read a transcript here. And what ever you do don't type "Jeni Barnett censorship" into google!

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You do have to wonder at the age of the lawyers who were advising LBC on this. You would think that anyone under the age of 30 would be familiar with the Streisand Effect and why this was really not a good idea.

You've been added to the roll call of blogs covering this issue.

http://holfordwatch.info/2009/02/05/jeni-barnett-lbc-radio-mmr-vaccine/

Posted by HolfordWatch on February 07, 2009 at 08:54 AM GMT #

[Trackback] Jeni Barnett made some protracted and unwise remarks about MMR and vaccination on her radio show. Following some criticism and publicity on Ben Goldacre’s blog, she now perceives herself as a martyr. Goldacre has received a legal threat. There ar...

Posted by Holford Watch: Patrick Holford, nutritionism and bad science on February 07, 2009 at 09:36 AM GMT #

[Trackback] Jeni Barnett made some protracted and unwise remarks about MMR and vaccination on her radio show. Following some criticism and publicity on Ben Goldacre’s blog, she now perceives herself as a martyr. Goldacre has received a legal threat. There ar...

Posted by Holford Watch: Patrick Holford, nutritionism and bad science on February 07, 2009 at 09:37 AM GMT #

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