Monday, November 02, 2009

Monty Python Contemplates Suing Chris Christie For Copyright Infringement

Monty Python is upset that Republican Chris Christie appears to have used one of their skits in one of his advertisements. They are contemplating suing.
The offending advertisement featured Palin in a vintage Monty Python's Flying Circus piece as a television presenter asking viewers if they had ever suffered from déjà vu and then repeating the question several times. Mr Christie's commercial, which was aired on numerous occasions, drew parallels with his rival's repeated attempts to impose higher motorway tariffs.

Palin told the Huffington Post website: "I'm surprised that a former US attorney isn't aware of his copyright infringement when he uses our material without permission. He's clearly made a terrible mistake. It was the endorsement of Sarah Palin he was after - not that of Michael Palin."

Jones said that the Pythons was strongly considering suing for his copyright infringement, saying it was "totally outrageous" that an experienced lawyer "thinks he can rip off people".
The Telegraph also notes that many Hollywood types have issues with Republicans using their materials in their campaigns, which makes sense given that many entertainers are far to the left of the Republicans and wouldn't be willing to see their material used by people they dislike.

However, what the Telegraph misrepresents is that President Obama hasn't just made a last ditch effort to help Corzine, but has been in New Jersey on three separate occasions over the past several months and has pretty much taken over Corzine's campaign to try and get him reelected despite high negatives.

HT: Mrs. Lawhawk

Democrats admit to funding a robocall that supports Chris Daggett. Lovely stuff. Meanwhile, President Obama recorded a robocall for Corzine, as though that wasn't expected? Obama pretty much owns the Corzine campaign, so if Corzine loses, that's not going to look good for Obama.

No comments: