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thurs 3.27 - Thursday, March 27, 2008 Gripe sites, linking...

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Thursday, March 27, 2008 Gripe sites Bally Total Fitness V Faber o Faber uses Bally’s logo with “sucks” on it. Says “Unauthorized” o Sued Faber for T/M infringement and T/M dilution No infringement No Dilution Conclusions about Gripe site o Legit gripe sites are protected expression and a T/M holder cannot use intellectual property law to silence its critics o Doesn’t mean that corporations can’t threaten legal action against gripers o Some cases-corporations find it easier to buy domain name Parody Sites PETA V Doughney o Dougney-People eating tasting animals o PETA Successfully sued Doughney for T/M infringement Infringement Reviewed o On lecture handout Lamparello V Falwell The parties o Falwell-minister, Lamparello-fallwell.com The lawsuit o Falwell sent cease and desist o Lamparello sues falwell seeking declaratory judgment of no infringement o Falwell, counter-claimed, alleging T/M infringement
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course COMM 259 taught by Professor Herbeck during the Spring '08 term at BC.

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