We can add copyrights and "fair use" to the long list of subjects about which Sarah Palin is woefully ignorant. And arrogant. As CNN reports, Palin and her political action committee are being sue for using a famous photo of firefighters raising an American flag over the World Trade Center ruins on September 11, 2001. Apparently, Palin posted a screen grab of the photo on her Facebook page. And then did not respond to requests to take it down.
The photograph has drawn national attention - being made into a stamp in 2002, and later enshrined in the Library of Congress, according to the photographer's website.
...“It’s important to enforce our copyright on this iconic photo," Jennifer Borg, general counsel of the North Jersey Media Group, told CNN. “When neither Ms. Palin nor her PAC responded to our demand letter to remove the photo, we were left with no choice but to seek redress through the courts.”
Would anyone be surprised to learn that Soros, Bloomberg, or the Obama cabal were behind this phony “lawsuit”?
Hm, dunno why Bloomberg would have anything to do with this — he’s a former repub who doesn’t like Obama . . . the people “behind” the lawsuit are a family-owned media company (the NJMD is owned the Borg Family, who’ve owned the Bergen County <i>Record</i> since 1930.) Thought you rightwingnuts were all for wealth concentrated in family dynasties . . .
@ Lynn Braddy: “I hear NJ Media Group ready to declare bankruptcy, unless Palin settles for 100 mil.”
Where’d you hear that, Lynn?
Wait, lemme guess — your own personal “echo chamber”:
It became that they’re picked on for being conservatives.
I know that when a Republican asks for the support of my workplace or volunteer venues, I say no. Then I make it clear that it’s not because they’re republicans. It’s that their party attacks my profession daily, tries to shut down the charities I help, calls the center teachers “thugs and parasites” to their faces, and attack me personally as a woman, a minority, a Bay Area resident, a charity volunteer, and someone who’s life depends on health care reform.
Well, that’s what Republicans do, but it’s not like I hear the word Republican and say no- They might be one of the few exceptions. Hasn’t happened yet, but you never know.
They then demand to talk to my supervisor who tells them the same thing- Often louder, and with a huge “and the horse you rode in on!” at the end.
Oh, and let’s not forget the small little fact that, in the article, as well as every article about this, Palin and her people thought they were above the cease and desist order.
but, nice to know that pointing all this out makes you “hateful.”
You just know that if a “liberal” inadvertently violated copyright infringement (such as, say, using a FoxNoise commentator’s statement in a political ad*), the right would be in court demanding an immediate cease-and-desist order be handed down and if the “liberal” didn’t respond within 5 seconds, he’d be slapped with a minimum 7-figure lawsuit. BUT, let a rightie deliberately violate copyright infringement (such as, say, using a rock song as her “theme song” without getting approval by the song’s writer/s or performer/s) and they whine and whine and whine about how it’s “fair use” and they’re “being persecuted for being conservative” and how it was “just a mistake” while not stopping until they’re either sued or threatened with being sued.
*Technically, such use does fall within “fair use” guidelines but there’s also the idea that a “public figure” (even a talking head) does have some right to protecting the use of their own image. It usually requires a court to determine how much unauthorized use of another person’s image can be permitted under the “fair use” doctrine. Actual politicians (even aspiring politicians) lose some of the image protection rights but newscasters are generally more strongly protected, especially when the programs on which they appear are officially copyright protected.
Can’t we all jest git alone … ah, along …
Lower than whale shit, she is.