Musings —09.20.2012 03:51 PM—
The New York Times is preoccupied with the practice from another angle. Me, I do it for all of my books – and always in situations where I think there is a possible libel action lurking in the wings. Quote approval isn’t the defence of consent, per se, but it’s been legally useful to me more than once: due diligence, responsible communication defence and all that.
That’s what I did, in fact, in this case involving me and the CBC, which went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada – and which we won.