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And now, this evening's Internet copyright-censorship-libel-free-speech dustup, in nine easy-to-follow acts:

1. A programmer named +Marco Arment  creates an iOS app named Instapaper that strips ads, design, formatting, etc. from an article and displays it on his site or through the app. The legality of the site (one claim would be creating derivative works in violation of U.S. copyright law) is disputed:

2. The FBI temporarily seizes, and returns, an Instapaper server in a Virginia datacenter last year (an overly broad seizure in an unrelated raid):

3. 9to5Mac's +Seth Weintraub suggests the UDID leak last week, allegedly from a compromised FBI computer, originated with the Instapaper seizure:

4. Marco takes to Twitter to say he didn't have 12 million users and linking the events was inappropriate:

5. 9to5Mac's Seth replies by saying "Come on Marco - we were having a laugh," and Marco, clearly not laughing at this point, calls Seth an "asshole":

6. Marco blocks 9to5Mac's articles from being archived/read through Instapaper, saying it's because the writers "clearly object to Instapaper" and he's "simply avoiding risk" (that pesky possibility of a copyright infringement lawsuit):

7. 9to5Mac replies by writing about Marco blocking them (though some publishers might want to opt-out if they believe paid advertising views decline as a result of Instapaper):

8. Marco apologies and reverses his decision, calling saying he's "sorry" that he overreacted:

9. And then, in my favorite line of this entire episode, takes to Twitter again to announce: "I feel like I just took a huge shit and now I can get back to work."
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