Anyone who enjoys sports, blogs, moving pictures, freedom and just generally sticking it to The Man will not like this one bit: RedLasso is closing up shop. This comes after being sued by FOX and NBC earlier this week. RedLassoers received an email today from Gil Edwards, who I suspect is the company’s only actual employee, with the following:
We would like to thank you for your continued support of Redlasso. You have been essential to making Redlasso a household name online. Unfortunately, due to the legal actions taken against Redlasso by two networks, we are left with no alternative but to suspend access to our video search and clipping Beta site FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. The networks have provided a big blow to the blogger community’s right to exercise the first amendment and comment on newsworthy events. It is anti-Web.
During this service suspension, we will continue our conversations with content providers, with the goal of establishing formal partnerships that will quickly help us restore access to the Beta site. When we return, we will let you know immediately.
So, I guess this means Awful Announcing and Odenized may now return to their proper places as the overlords of all sports blog-related video.