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(Huffington Post)   Court decides that mocking Bobby Jindal is perfectly okay. Farkers rejoice   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 146
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2014-04-08 10:00:38 AM  
Serious question - can the government own exclusive IP? Other than classified military stuff, obviously.
 
2014-04-08 10:07:15 AM  

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academeblog.files.wordpress.com
Sorry, Bobby; the inconvenience to your GOP presidential ambitions from being a political laughingstock in your home state isn't a justiciable cause of action. At least you can console yourself that the slogan hasn't been hijacked for a gay marriage campaign... yet.
 
2014-04-08 10:15:33 AM  
Americans can. Do. ANYTHING!

Even use their right of free expression to piss off their governor.

// some might say "especially" that
 
2014-04-08 10:17:33 AM  

DamnYankees: Serious question - can the government own exclusive IP? Other than classified military stuff, obviously.


It would seem yes, for patents; and it looks like government agency logos seem to be considered trademarks, among other examples.
It might be amusing to try and argue in court that classified material is actually a form of "trade secrets".
 
2014-04-08 10:17:41 AM  

DamnYankees: Serious question - can the government own exclusive IP? Other than classified military stuff, obviously.


At the state level they most certainly can. The "Don't Mess With Texas" trademark is a good example. With patents, state universities make a good bit  income.
 
2014-04-08 10:20:54 AM  
stanfordflipside.com

If this MoveOn.org were to try this in my country it would be a different story.
 
2014-04-08 10:24:46 AM  
Any video mocking him need only loop the volcano monitoring quote with video of a volcano eruption
 
2014-04-08 10:25:30 AM  
U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled Monday that the billboard is permissible, saying that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, whose office developed the tourism slogan and sued MoveOn.org, "underestimates the intelligence and reasonableness of people viewing the billboard."

Not to really side with a republican, but this is Louisiana we are talking about.
 
2014-04-08 10:28:27 AM  
"Farkers rejoice?" We tend to pass on the low hanging fruit.
 
2014-04-08 10:30:15 AM  

DamnYankees: Serious question - can the government own exclusive IP? Other than classified military stuff, obviously.


IANAL but the answer would seem to be obviously yes. I wouldn't think you can just stamp "official seal of the President" on anything you want.
 
2014-04-08 10:32:09 AM  
Who thought this was a good idea to take to court?
 
2014-04-08 10:32:18 AM  
LOU!S!ANA
Pick your passion: measles, breast cancer, typhoid, malaria, small pox
You can die from any of these treatable diseases!
 
2014-04-08 10:33:25 AM  

Lord_Baull: "Farkers rejoice?" We tend to pass on the low hanging fruit.


The hell we do. Easy jokes and Fark go together like a $5 whore and herpes.
 
2014-04-08 10:35:10 AM  

DamnYankees: Serious question - can the government own exclusive IP? Other than classified military stuff, obviously.


In most cases yes. However as to copyrights the FEDERAL government normally can not hold an enforceable copyright. 17 U.S.C. 105
 
2014-04-08 10:38:20 AM  

Fantasta Potamus: Who thought this was a good idea to take to court?


Someone who never heard of the Streisand effect?
 
2014-04-08 10:38:45 AM  
media.nola.com

Might've been nice for the article to actually show us a pic of the farking billboard in question, but I guess that was too hard for the lazyf*cks at HuffPost.
 
2014-04-08 10:41:09 AM  

TV's Vinnie: [media.nola.com image 801x562]

Might've been nice for the article to actually show us a pic of the farking billboard in question, but I guess that was too hard for the lazyf*cks at HuffPost.


What they lack in journalistic competence they make up for in sideboob.
 
2014-04-08 10:42:38 AM  

Fantasta Potamus: Who thought this was a good idea to take to court?


The same guy who thought this

www.eoearth.org

was a good idea after the Department of the Interior, the EPA, and the NOAA all told him it'd be a waste of time and money, and possibly more damaging to the local ecology than doing nothing.
 
2014-04-08 10:45:55 AM  
'Lt. Gov. [Jay] Dardenne should apologize to the taxpayers for this waste of time and money -- time and money that could have been better spent finding ways to get Louisianians access to health care," Galland said.

Oh, snap.
 
2014-04-08 10:46:03 AM  
I am impressed.  I thought making fun of Bobby Jindal was GOP intellectual property.  

/Every royal court needs a humorous dwarf to make fun of...
 
2014-04-08 10:50:41 AM  

sdd2000: Fantasta Potamus: Who thought this was a good idea to take to court?

Someone who never heard of the Streisand effect?


I surely wouldn't have heard of this if it weren't for the lawsuit.

Win or lose, this hits the interwebs much more virulent.
 
2014-04-08 10:52:48 AM  

nmrsnr: Fantasta Potamus: Who thought this was a good idea to take to court?

The same guy who thought this



was a good idea after the Department of the Interior, the EPA, and the NOAA all told him it'd be a waste of time and money, and possibly more damaging to the local ecology than doing nothing.


Interesting. Didn't hear about that either.
 
2014-04-08 10:52:59 AM  

lilplatinum: U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled Monday that the billboard is permissible, saying that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, whose office developed the tourism slogan and sued MoveOn.org, "underestimates the intelligence and reasonableness of people viewing the billboard."

Not to really side with a republican, but this is Louisiana we are talking about.


Specifically EBR... the dunbest part of the state. A part so dumb it drags a fairly average state down in the rankings.
 
2014-04-08 10:54:24 AM  

TV's Vinnie: [media.nola.com image 801x562]

Might've been nice for the article to actually show us a pic of the farking billboard in question, but I guess that was too hard for the lazyf*cks at HuffPost.


This.

They write an article about it and don't even link to a picture!?!?!

HuffPo is starting to HuffBlow
 
2014-04-08 10:54:26 AM  
So MoveOn is telling a quarter million Louisianan that Gov. Jindal is denying them healthcare through Medicaid? Better double down on voter suppression.
 
2014-04-08 10:56:39 AM  

Gaddiel: Lord_Baull: "Farkers rejoice?" We tend to pass on the low hanging fruit.

The hell we do. Easy jokes and Fark go together like a $5 whore and herpes.



Wait, $5 whores have herpes?


oh, shiat.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 10:56:39 AM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

He's really neglected his 7-11 since he took office.

//yeah, I went there...
 
2014-04-08 10:57:32 AM  
Alright then...

Bobby Jindal is so gay, he once registered as a Democrat so that he could join the Rainbow Push Coilition.

Republicans put a picture of Bobby Jindal at the door of their events and inform the security that no one darker that him is to enter.

"Bobby" Jindal is so Americanized that when asked if he likes curry, he said, "I think he's one of the best point guards in the NBA".
 
2014-04-08 10:57:51 AM  

Notabunny: So MoveOn is telling a quarter million Louisianan that Gov. Jindal is denying them healthcare through Medicaid? Better double down on voter suppression.


They should put up a second one, saying the exact family income range that would qualify but don't due to Bobby J

Maybe it'd actually get people to self identify and vote.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 10:59:07 AM  
I think this is one of those law suits where the Judge should have fined the Jindal lawyers for wasting his time.

There was no way in hell...
 
2014-04-08 11:05:26 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Bobby Jindal is so gay, he once registered as a Democrat so that he could join the Rainbow Piyush Coilition.

 
2014-04-08 11:10:54 AM  

d23: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 288x175]

He's really neglected his 7-11 since he took office.

//yeah, I went there...


There's only so many hours in a day.  You can't neglect the Dunkin' Donuts for the sake of the 7-11.
 
2014-04-08 11:11:28 AM  

DamnYankees: Serious question - can the government own exclusive IP? Other than classified military stuff, obviously.


Tons and tons of proprietary software.
 
2014-04-08 11:12:52 AM  
volcanoes.usgs.gov

www.eecs.harvard.edu

www.earthzine.org
 
2014-04-08 11:13:03 AM  

WE GET IT, HE'S BROWN.

 
2014-04-08 11:17:23 AM  

lilplatinum: U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick ruled Monday that the billboard is permissible, saying that Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, whose office developed the tourism slogan and sued MoveOn.org, "underestimates the intelligence and reasonableness of people viewing the billboard."

Not to really side with a republican, but this is Louisiana we are talking about.


It may be seen by a few people from other (non-neighbouring) states.
 
2014-04-08 11:17:31 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: [volcanoes.usgs.gov image 464x264]

[www.eecs.harvard.edu image 675x400]

[www.earthzine.org image 850x663]



what?
 
2014-04-08 11:19:17 AM  

Fantasta Potamus: Notabunny: So MoveOn is telling a quarter million Louisianan that Gov. Jindal is denying them healthcare through Medicaid? Better double down on voter suppression.

They should put up a second one, saying the exact family income range that would qualify but don't due to Bobby J

Maybe it'd actually get people to self identify and vote.


But if people knew that voting for a Democrat would make life better for their families, they might vote for a Democrat. How would that help Jindal in 2016?
 
2014-04-08 11:21:27 AM  
HAHA.
 
2014-04-08 11:25:49 AM  

d23: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 288x175]

He's really neglected his 7-11 since he took office.

//yeah, I went there...


It's not being a racist piece of shiat when you do it?
 
2014-04-08 11:26:17 AM  
Well let's see if a Democrat is being mocked and the same result happens then. I am tired of the left-wing bias. Maybe if they show both sides and treat them both equally politics will garner my interest more.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 11:28:12 AM  

GoldSpider: d23: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 288x175]

He's really neglected his 7-11 since he took office.

//yeah, I went there...

It's not being a racist piece of shiat when you do it?


I'm not sure what you mean.  People from India run their stores really well,
 
2014-04-08 11:28:18 AM  
He's the bastard love-child of Kenneth the Page and Dobby the House Elf.
 
2014-04-08 11:29:39 AM  

d23: GoldSpider: d23: [encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 288x175]

He's really neglected his 7-11 since he took office.

//yeah, I went there...

It's not being a racist piece of shiat when you do it?

I'm not sure what you mean.  People from India run their stores really well,


Right but 7-11 is a Japanese company so, really, whatever you... oh I have no idea.
 
2014-04-08 11:30:31 AM  

BafflerMeal: the opposite of charity is justice: [volcanoes.usgs.gov image 464x264]

what?


In Jindal's response to Obama's State of the Union speech a few years back:

"Their legislation is larded with wasteful spending," Jindal said. "It includes ... $140 million for something called 'volcano monitoring.' Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C."

The "something" bit is what got him criticized, the man isn't an idiot and he knew full-well what volcano monitoring was, he was merely pandering to his willfully ignorant base... unfortunately some of that base lives in Alaska where actve volcanoes are a non-trivial concern.
 
2014-04-08 11:31:41 AM  

kdawg7736: Well let's see if a Democrat is being mocked and the same result happens then. I am tired of the left-wing bias. Maybe if they show both sides and treat them both equally politics will garner my interest more.


No one's
reporter.blogs.com

Ahem. Let's try that again. I said, "No one's ever
www.bet.com

OK, WTF? "No one's ever tried
images.huffingtonpost.com

Sheesh. Can't a guy wonder about the newness of this "mockery" tactic in peace?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 11:34:07 AM  
Volcano monitoring:

-= today =-

img.fark.net

"Why are we spending all this money on this science, volcano monitoring mumbo jumbo?"

-= Day after Tomorrow =-

assets.inhabitat.com

"Why was our gubment not monitoring volcanoes?"


You just can't win over someone who chooses to be dumbass.
 
2014-04-08 11:34:55 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: BafflerMeal: the opposite of charity is justice: [volcanoes.usgs.gov image 464x264]

what?

In Jindal's response to Obama's State of the Union speech a few years back:

"Their legislation is larded with wasteful spending," Jindal said. "It includes ... $140 million for something called 'volcano monitoring.' Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C."

The "something" bit is what got him criticized, the man isn't an idiot and he knew full-well what volcano monitoring was, he was merely pandering to his willfully ignorant base... unfortunately some of that base lives in Alaska where actve volcanoes are a non-trivial concern.


Ahhh.   ok.  forgot about that.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-08 11:35:20 AM  

Dr Dreidel: kdawg7736: Well let's see if a Democrat is being mocked and the same result happens then. I am tired of the left-wing bias. Maybe if they show both sides and treat them both equally politics will garner my interest more.

No one's
[reporter.blogs.com image 250x225]

Ahem. Let's try that again. I said, "No one's ever
[www.bet.com image 608x342]

OK, WTF? "No one's ever tried
[images.huffingtonpost.com image 200x150]

Sheesh. Can't a guy wonder about the newness of this "mockery" tactic in peace?


and..

www.esquire.com
 
2014-04-08 11:38:47 AM  
Why would they think they had a chance at winning this case?  I'm not a lawyer but hasn't fair use for parody purposes been protected for 30 years?
 
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