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Attached is a link to Publaw, a Web site devoted to legal issues. I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to review this link, especially in regards to the cease-and-desist you dropped on SomethingAwful.com earlier this week.
The criteria delineated in the article would seem to cut SA a break. But then again, it's up to a court to decide these matters, right? Still, in light of the recent litigation between Lucasfilm and the creators of the parody Starballz, you might think twice about sending a Gestapo-like message to a site just having a little fun with a still-beloved, still-respected institution.
I understand your responsibility as guardian of the Henson brand and if SA were doing this for a buck, you'd be well within your rights to tell them to knock it off. But they aren't. They're just doing it for fun. For satirical purposes, purposes that most courts seem to think are acceptable.
Your action does more damage to the Henson brand than any collection of Muppet parody Photoshop images ever could. Instead of being a good sport, you paint Henson to be nothing more than another greedy company bent on strong-arming anyone who might have an idea contrary to your branding tenets.
Sheesh, maybe someone should put a cease-and-desist on you for being such a killjoy.
I saw we leave the muppets alone....go here and letz PS the execs.
first I give you the page....note their "Lawyer" in the middle....if you can't read it, he's in charge of the company's business and legal affairs
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.....speeking of affairs....
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