We occasionally get email from the owner of Planetizen asking us to remove content quoted from their annual graduate school guide, even though such quotes may conform to the Fair Use doctrine under US copyright law. Most recently, we were asked to remove references to the 11th and 12th ranked graduate schools from a post.
From the Fair Use doctrine article of Wikipedia:
Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders.
In the past, we vigorously defended publishers making their materials available in electronic form, by suspending users who made offers and requests to share guides and materials that are normally sold, and removing such posts.
To avoid the threat of future legal action, we ask that there be no more discussion of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs on Cyburbia.
American Collegiate Schools of Planning Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning 16th Edition - 2010: free download (.pdf)