MDs ask patients to assign copyright in any web-posting that mentions their care, to simplify censorship

Jason sez, "Doctors are being urged to give their patients a legal form that transfers a patient's copyright over web postings if they mention the doctor or practice online. The doctor can then send a DMCA takedown notice and have the criticism removed from the web without filing a lawsuit. As a fiction writer this worries me greatly, especially since the organization pushing this copyright transfer says it can also be used for fictional posts."

Medical Justice, who came up with this ridiculous scheme, also seriously misrepresents Wikipedia's position on anonymous editing.

When Online Gripes Are Met With a Lawsuit

Go to the doctor, lose the copyright to your writings

(Thanks, Jason!)