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Unformatted text preview: This is an example of a copyright law being compromised. The fact that Joe is using pre-published pictures in his PowerPoint without the permission of the owner's is illegal. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - From: Max Wernick Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 Subject: Beach-front condo development Good morning boss, Yesterday afternoon I interviewed Mr. Joe Schmo, the man who is leading the opposi- tion to those new beach front condos. This will be a short blurb for this evenings radio program: Last weekend, there was yet another event in the ongoing dispute between the local beach community and the developer who wants to build condos on the beach. Joe Schmo has been at the forefront of the opposition, frequently giving speeches and lead- ing demonstrations. Sunday afternoon, Joe Schmo decided to give another speech ac- companied by a PowerPoint presentation describing beach-erosion and other negative consequences of beach construction. Schmos presentation included photographs copied from the developers sales brochures and pictures that had run in newspapers from other states where the developer had built high-rises. The visuals would certainly pack more punch than his rhetoric, Schmo reasoned, especially if the town hall meeting were covered by the local press. The developer is still planning to begin construction next month. Best, Max Wernick The writer of this example has broken the libel law. He has used suggestive adjectives like "shady" and "claims." Also, the writer offers information that has not been fully sup- ported such as "this buy clearly indicates the Bodrums are receiving far more in cam- paign donations than are being reported," which is based off the fact that the Bodrum's are in debt....
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