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(Jezebel)   Mitt Romney ignores Peter Berg's letter demanding he stop using "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" as a campaign slogan and starts producing crappy wristbands using it for $10 a pop   (jezebel.com) divider line 36
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2012-10-23 12:22:51 AM  
8 votes:
This, from a man, who, on this very evening, said he would fight against China's theft of our intellectual property.
2012-10-22 09:06:55 PM  
6 votes:
Rules don't apply to rich people.
2012-10-23 12:03:39 AM  
4 votes:
In Mitt Romney's world, Jason Street would not be able to get health insurance because of his pre-existing condition.

That should tell you all you need to know about this hypocritical and shameless plagiarism.
2012-10-23 02:59:23 AM  
3 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: I hope he never stops. Goddamn crybabies.


so you support theft. at least you're honest about it.
2012-10-23 12:45:51 PM  
2 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: Even if Michael Moore wanted to use my music, I would be flattered that I was popular enough to be wanted for that sort of thing and I would thank him for the the further publicity.


We have established what you are. We are now merely haggling over the price.
2012-10-23 10:27:37 AM  
2 votes:

LarryDan43: What is the deal with rule breakers and wristbands?


I'm surprised more of the GOP aren't wearing this.

www.alrdesign.com
2012-10-23 09:46:32 AM  
2 votes:
Mitt Romney is a self-important assclown who doesn't believe he has to follow the same rules as normal people and has no compulsion to be anything remotely close to honest. More at 11 when we'll also investigate whether the oceans are still wet or not.
2012-10-23 08:53:27 AM  
2 votes:

BitwiseShift: What's missing?

Soon there will be no real Friday night football at real Texas high schools. Not with Republican education cuts.


The cuts will be to science and arts. No new lab equipment or budget for the school play. But there will always be money for sports.
2012-10-23 03:53:26 AM  
2 votes:

douchebag/hater: Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.


Um, Obama is rich and fine with admitting he's more fortunate than many. Note how many times he said something like, "Not everyone in the US has the same level of financial security as you and me" to Mr. Romney. Additionally, Obama has only been rich for about a decade, as a result of writing a best-selling book.

Romney is rich and keeps trying to hide it because he is (I'd say rightfully) ashamed of the source of his wealth, and thinks that us commoners are like dogs and if he tousles our ears and growls a bit we'll totally accept him as one of our lowly, mutt-filled, disgustingly filthy pack, because dogs are too stupid to match a rich man's brilliance. Additionally, Romney has been rich since birth and insists that, having been born on third, he clearly hit a triple, and he's maintained that wealth by buying healthy companies with loads of long-term potential, stripping them of "assets", i.e. firing everyone in what was formerly a healthy company, and then liquidating everything down to the kitchen sinks for a quick short-term buck, sometimes taking the market and selling it to a company in China to add insult to injury.

Perhaps the reason we feel there's a slight difference is more clear to you now?
2012-10-23 02:39:11 AM  
2 votes:
His next round of merchandise includes Calvin peeing on the Obama logo, the McDonald's "Golden Arches" for the M in Mitt and boxes of 100% fiber Colon Zamboni to help you process all the bullshiat.
2012-10-23 02:14:52 AM  
2 votes:

douchebag/hater: Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.



I guess I missed the part where Obama is fighting to give himself more tax cuts, and Romney is against it.

Also, the phrase in question isn't "fair use" if it's being sold on merchandise. However, the show's creator likely doesn't own the phrase -- it is likely owned by the television network and/or production company that made the show.

You have a tendency to talk about things you know nothing about.
2012-10-23 12:29:40 AM  
2 votes:
What a bunch of whiny losers the first four posters are.

It's called 'Fair Use'.

Deal with it.

Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.

Farking allah you people are stupid.
2012-10-23 12:07:54 AM  
2 votes:
What the fark does this shiat even mean?
2012-10-22 09:17:40 PM  
2 votes:

ManateeGag: Rules don't apply to rich people.


This.
2012-10-23 12:30:37 PM  
1 votes:

andrewagill: give me doughnuts: andrewagill: stoli n coke: Fair use doesn't qualify if you attach said stolen line to a piece of merchandise and sell it without cutting the copyright owner in on the profits.

Not true.

There is a four factor test to fair use.

1.) the purpose and character of your use
2.) the nature of the copyrighted work
3.) the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and
4.) the effect of the use upon the potential market.

It is by definition a subjective question. By no means are you prevented from using that for profit if enough of even one of the other factors makes it a fair use example.

I can't imagine that Romney's use would pass the 4-factor test, but still.

You forgot the rest of the first factor: "... including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes."

But it doesn't prohibit commercial use of the stuff. It's only one of the four factors. For example, in MATTEL INC. v. WALKING MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS:

In the action before us, Plaintiff Mattel Corporation asks us to prohibit Defendant artist Thomas Forsythe from producing and selling photographs containing Mattel's "Barbie" doll. Most of Forsythe's photos portray a nude Barbie in danger of being attacked by vintage household appliances. Mattel argues that his photos infringe on their copyrights, trademarks, and trade dress. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and affirm the district court's grant of summary judgment to Forsythe.
[...]
Having balanced the four § 107 fair use factors, we hold that Forsythe's work constitutes fair use under § 107's exception. His work is a parody of Barbie and highly transformative. The amount of Mattel's figure that he used was justified. His infringement had no discernable impact on Mattel's market for derivative uses. Finally, the benefits to the public in allowing such use - allowing artistic freedom and expression and criticism of a cultural icon - are great. Allowing Forsythe's use serves the aims o ...


Please note the selected word. You seem to be implying that the Romney campaign's use of the copyrighted phrases are used in a parodic manner.
It is not.

If someone were to start selling yellow rubber bracelets with the legend "CHEATSTRONG" molded into them, then that would fit the fair-use parody exception.
2012-10-23 10:47:40 AM  
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: EyeballKid: LarryDan43: What is the deal with rule breakers and wristbands?

I'm surprised more of the GOP aren't wearing this.

[www.alrdesign.com image 364x176]

Yeah, because that only goes one way, right?


www.usnews.com
b-b-b-b-but ACORN!!!!
2012-10-23 08:10:52 AM  
1 votes:
What a stupid phrase anyway. Sounds like it belongs on one of those lame No Fear t-shirts.
2012-10-23 03:28:44 AM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Rules don't apply to rich people.


i48.tinypic.com
2012-10-23 02:45:01 AM  
1 votes:
that's nothing. if Romney wins it won't be cheap wrist bracelets, it will be arm bands. on school children marching to class. watch and see.
2012-10-23 02:31:55 AM  
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: What a bunch of whiny losers the first four posters are.

It's called 'Fair Use'.

Deal with it.

Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.

Farking allah you people are stupid.


Fair use doesn't involve selling things for profit, but thanks for your input, fark lawyer.
2012-10-23 02:20:51 AM  
1 votes:

STRYPERSWINE: I hope he never stops. Goddamn crybabies.


derp
2012-10-23 02:18:40 AM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Rules don't apply to rich people.


ts2.mm.bing.net
2012-10-23 01:17:21 AM  
1 votes:

stoli n coke: Fair use doesn't qualify if you attach said stolen line to a piece of merchandise and sell it without cutting the copyright owner in on the profits.


Not true.

There is a four factor test to fair use.

1.) the purpose and character of your use
2.) the nature of the copyrighted work
3.) the amount and substantiality of the portion taken, and
4.) the effect of the use upon the potential market.

It is by definition a subjective question. By no means are you prevented from using that for profit if enough of even one of the other factors makes it a fair use example.

I can't imagine that Romney's use would pass the 4-factor test, but still.
2012-10-23 12:58:09 AM  
1 votes:
Elmo Jones: This, from a man, who, on this very evening, said he would fight against China's theft of our intellectual property.



Because it needs to be seen and repeated.
2012-10-23 12:53:55 AM  
1 votes:

VTGremlin: Not sure if you folks are aware or not, but fair use doesn't qualify if you attach said stolen line to a piece of merchandise and sell it without cutting the copyright owner in on the profits. That's why copyright laws exist.

That and all sorts of other wisdom will be in my soon to be released book. Buy it.


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2012-10-23 12:45:02 AM  
1 votes:
Romney vows to fight China and their stealing of our intellectual property, and he turns around and is guilty of the same thing.

/nice
2012-10-23 12:42:04 AM  
1 votes:
Wow you guys sure like that troll. Maybe you should do a group marriage.
2012-10-23 12:39:23 AM  
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: What a bunch of whiny losers the first four posters are.

It's called 'Fair Use'.

Deal with it.

Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.

Farking allah you people are stupid.


Fair use doesn't qualify if you attach said stolen line to a piece of merchandise and sell it without cutting the copyright owner in on the profits.

That's why copyright laws exist.
2012-10-23 12:36:31 AM  
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: What a bunch of whiny losers the first four posters are.

It's called 'Fair Use'.

Deal with it.

Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.

Farking allah you people are stupid.


Nah, it doesn't appear to clearly fit withing the guidelines for "fair use."

And, Obama earned his money the old fashioned way. He worked for it.
2012-10-23 12:35:33 AM  
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: What a bunch of whiny losers the first four posters are.

It's called 'Fair Use'.

Deal with it.

Oh and btw OBAMA is rich, too, to the tune of several millions of dollars but I guess that's ok because he's
a 'Progressive' and rich CONSERVATIVES are bad.

Farking allah you people are stupid
.


what is this i don't even
2012-10-23 12:25:00 AM  
1 votes:

lelio: Wait, is this the same Peter Berg the director of Battleship? I'm debating who I want to win in this fight. Better nuke them both from orbit just to be sure.


This isn't a game of Battleship. ;)
2012-10-23 12:18:29 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, is this the same Peter Berg the director of Battleship? I'm debating who I want to win in this fight. Better nuke them both from orbit just to be sure.
2012-10-22 11:15:05 PM  
1 votes:
My question is this: is the line directly from Berg's movie/TV script, or is it lifted from Bissinger's book? In which case, Bissinger is a Romney supporter.

Still, dick move.
2012-10-22 11:12:11 PM  
1 votes:
Dick move on Romney's part, but is what Romney doing illegal or just immoral/unethical?
2012-10-22 10:35:53 PM  
1 votes:

basemetal: Revek: ManateeGag: Rules don't apply to rich people.

This.

This.


Those.
2012-10-22 09:45:06 PM  
1 votes:

Revek: ManateeGag: Rules don't apply to rich people.

This.


This.
 
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