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(Tech Dirt)   Did you know there was a Lauren Boebert parody site? Neither did anyone else until her press secretary sent the owner of the site a poorly worded take down notice. Lauren meet Barbara   (techdirt.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
She seems impossible to parody.
 
4 days ago  
Let's make something crystal clear folks!
Lauren Boebart did not suck my cock for a positive review.
She was positive before I fuct her...
 
4 days ago  
Joke spoiled at the last word, sigh
 
4 days ago  
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/oblig
 
4 days ago  
You know what would be hilarious? If she loses re-election.
 
4 days ago  
Is it parody if it's true?
 
4 days ago  
That's Barbra, you philistine.
 
4 days ago  
So she wants the site cancelled?
 
4 days ago  
Ya like amendments, Bo-bo?  Can't have a Second Amendment without a First Amendment.

Parody is protected speech
Oh and Streisand Effect.
 
4 days ago  
There isn't that much satire on the site -- the restaurant shot with the toilets, perhaps.

The rest of the site is pretty much stuff that she's posted. Which looked "fine" when only conservatives look at it.

But, like Trump, and alot of other conservatives, when their own thoughts and words get contextualized with reality, they get all squirmy. "I didn't mean that, like that"

Sure you did - you just said it.
 
4 days ago  

Alphax: She seems impossible to parody.


Srsly.  How could you parody someone who is already her own cover band?
 
4 days ago  
"You do have to wonder if she skipped over the 1st Amendment in her rush to defend the 2nd, however. "

No, no we do not.  Everyone is painfully aware that the Conservative Constitution includes the 1st Amendment, which paraphrased reads "Republicans are guaranteed complete freedom of the press, religion, and right to assemble.  Their right to promulgate bad faith bullsh*t through private companies shall not be abridged. Liberals will be offered select use of the press, are free to be Christians, and may assemble until inconvenient at which point they will be declared a riot."
 
4 days ago  

Chariset: Alphax: She seems impossible to parody.

Srsly.  How could you parody someone who is already her own cover band?


Make her look erudite and well balanced.
 
4 days ago  

New Rising Sun: "You do have to wonder if she skipped over the 1st Amendment in her rush to defend the 2nd, however. "

No, no we do not.  Everyone is painfully aware that the Conservative Constitution includes the 1st Amendment, which paraphrased reads "Republicans are guaranteed complete freedom of the press, religion, and right to assemble.  Their right to promulgate bad faith bullsh*t through private companies shall not be abridged. Liberals will be offered select use of the press, are free to be Christians, and may assemble until inconvenient at which point they will be declared a riot."


also the second amendment reads that any person who is not white shall be stripped of their guns and are unable to hold them unless the POC is a police officer and is open to turning a blind eye to the bigots on the face.

/not all cops are bastards.
//I have uncles who are cops and they're fantastic people, even had a neighbour cop who'd mow my dads back lawn when he couldn't because if cancer.
/// but bigoted cops are bastards
 
4 days ago  

Tr0mBoNe: Chariset: Alphax: She seems impossible to parody.

Srsly.  How could you parody someone who is already her own cover band?

Make her look erudite and well balanced.


To who?  To her constituents, a rabid bear is erudite and well-balanced.
 
4 days ago  

Shaggy_C: So she wants the site cancelled?


If she that's all she wanted, here's the magic phrase in the e-mail:  "it goes against relevant terms of service."
 
4 days ago  
Fun fact - the US Government can't own copyrights.

Also, misstatement of the law, by lawyers, with the intention of intimidating non-lawyers, is a disbarrable offense.
 
4 days ago  

AnotherAussiefarker: New Rising Sun: "You do have to wonder if she skipped over the 1st Amendment in her rush to defend the 2nd, however. "

No, no we do not.  Everyone is painfully aware that the Conservative Constitution includes the 1st Amendment, which paraphrased reads "Republicans are guaranteed complete freedom of the press, religion, and right to assemble.  Their right to promulgate bad faith bullsh*t through private companies shall not be abridged. Liberals will be offered select use of the press, are free to be Christians, and may assemble until inconvenient at which point they will be declared a riot."

also the second amendment reads that any person who is not white shall be stripped of their guns and are unable to hold them unless the POC is a police officer and is open to turning a blind eye to the bigots on the face.

/not all cops are bastards.
//I have uncles who are cops and they're fantastic people, even had a neighbour cop who'd mow my dads back lawn when he couldn't because if cancer.
/// but bigoted cops are bastards


You can be a bigot and still do nice things for your neighbors
 
4 days ago  
"At best, Boebert comes off looking like a thin-skinned insecure whiner who can't take a mild parody. At worst, she comes off as a censorial bully who has no respect for "freedom" if it's associated with the 1st Amendment."
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4 days ago  
The federal government doesn't have a copyright on those pics. I've hired photographers using federal procurement. The artist retains ownership of his pics. The agency gets unlimited use of the pics. So it can put them in all the brochures or reports it wants. Use it on the website. Reuse years later on any printed or digital items. But it can't transfer the right to use to a third party.
 
4 days ago  

peterquince: Fun fact - the US Government can't own copyrights.

Also, misstatement of the law, by lawyers, with the intention of intimidating non-lawyers, is a disbarrable offense.


I don't think her press secretary is a lawyer.  He's skating close to the "practicing without a license " line with that letter.
 
4 days ago  
The outrage among her followers is the point.
 
4 days ago  
"1776!"

Traitorous b****
 
4 days ago  

Wheyfaring Stranger: Shaggy_C: So she wants the site cancelled?

If she that's all she wanted, here's the magic phrase in the e-mail:  "it goes against relevant terms of service."


Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have relevant terms of service. Building a parody website has no such terms outside of the usual exceptions for criminal activity that web hosting services have on their boilerplate.
 
4 days ago  
So, THIS is the website she doesn't want you to see?
 
4 days ago  
She may get some mileage from the attention....

Which she will then file for reimbursement from her campaign finances.
 
4 days ago  
Dear Jake Settle,

Calm your tits.
 
4 days ago  

New Rising Sun: "You do have to wonder if she skipped over the 1st Amendment in her rush to defend the 2nd, however. "

No, no we do not.  Everyone is painfully aware that the Conservative Constitution includes the 1st Amendment, which paraphrased reads "Republicans are guaranteed complete freedom of the press, religion, and right to assemble.  Their right to promulgate bad faith bullsh*t through private companies shall not be abridged. Liberals will be offered select use of the press, are free to be Christians, and may assemble until inconvenient at which point they will be declared a riot."


Remember that Rep. Boerbert obtained her GED in 2020, just before filing for candidacy.  One of my family member's got a GED, which was their path to university and a professional degree.  I do remember that the section on Constitutional Law wasn't particularly comprehensive.
 
4 days ago  

Billy Bathsalt: So, THIS is the website she doesn't want you to see?


You are correct, sir.  https://www.thelaurenboebert.co​m/ is the parody website that has angered Lauren Boebert.

/racist
//qanon sympathizer
///professional criminal
 
4 days ago  
This is what happens when you have your press secretary sending out your legal notices and not your lawyer.

She is not a bright woman.
 
4 days ago  
I wish that website was funnier.
 
4 days ago  

maumau the flakcatcher: That's Barbra, you philistine.


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4 days ago  
How that will work out...
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4 days ago  

RogueWallEnthusiast: maumau the flakcatcher: That's Barbra, you philistine.

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Brahbrah?
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4 days ago  
Is it this site:
https://boebert.house.gov/
?
Because it's not good.  Satire should take an argument/position to an illogical extreme to point out its flaws.
That one is just incomprehensible nonsense.
 
4 days ago  
If the attorney who wrote this email were even minimally competent with respect to copyright, he or she would know that (a) an individual member of Congress has no standing to sue over the alleged infringement of a copyright purportedly held by the federal government in gross, and (b) the federal government has by statute explicitly declined to claim copyright in works of authorship belonging to the federal government - in other words, any copyright inuring to the benefit of the federal government is dedicated to the public domain.

This lawyer is a moron.
 
4 days ago  

freidog: Is it this site:
https://boebert.house.gov/
?
Because it's not good.  Satire should take an argument/position to an illogical extreme to point out its flaws.
That one is just incomprehensible nonsense.


I see what you did there.
 
4 days ago  
That takedown letter is so funny. Boebert is a public figure.

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4 days ago  
How do you parody her? Do you tell about the night she met her husband, except instead of reality she married a decent guy who intervened when a mid-30s guy whipped his cock out for a bunch of underage girls in a bowling alley? Does she run a restaurant that hasn't poisoned people? Does she know what's in those books on that shelf underneath all those guns?
 
4 days ago  
I'm not a lawyer but I'm pretty sure... "Parody is fair use, fark off" applies.
 
4 days ago  

Alphax: She seems impossible to parody.


A parody of her would be her actually doing something intelligent or well thought out. Or serving food that doesn't give her customers explosive diarrhea.
 
4 days ago  

peterquince: Fun fact - the US Government can't own copyrights.

Also, misstatement of the law, by lawyers, with the intention of intimidating non-lawyers, is a disbarrable offense.


So that means SCOTUS needs to be disbarred for "Corporations are people?" Or at least the bastards who voted for it.
 
4 days ago  
I think she is getting advice from Devin's mom or his cow.
 
4 days ago  

wrenchboy: peterquince: Fun fact - the US Government can't own copyrights.

Also, misstatement of the law, by lawyers, with the intention of intimidating non-lawyers, is a disbarrable offense.

So that means SCOTUS needs to be disbarred for "Corporations are people?" Or at least the bastards who voted for it.


Um, you realize why corporations are considered people, right?

Because if they weren't for the purposes of the law, a huge number of things "a corporation" can't do they'd be allowed to do.

Everyone focuses on the granting of strange rights (what's the 2nd to a corporation?  Does it shoot lefty?), so they forget it's to make all the laws that ready "Anyone who..." apply to corporations.

Also, SCOTUS is in a weird place - they define how the law applies (yes, we can disagree with Marbury but that doesn't change anything).  So by definition what they say kind of sets what the law is.  Kind of hard to misstate it if that's the case.

Also explain how saying "corporations are people" intimidates non-lawyers?
 
4 days ago  

MadHatter500: wrenchboy: peterquince: Fun fact - the US Government can't own copyrights.

Also, misstatement of the law, by lawyers, with the intention of intimidating non-lawyers, is a disbarrable offense.

So that means SCOTUS needs to be disbarred for "Corporations are people?" Or at least the bastards who voted for it.

Um, you realize why corporations are considered people, right?

Because if they weren't for the purposes of the law, a huge number of things "a corporation" can't do they'd be allowed to do.

Everyone focuses on the granting of strange rights (what's the 2nd to a corporation?  Does it shoot lefty?), so they forget it's to make all the laws that ready "Anyone who..." apply to corporations.

Also, SCOTUS is in a weird place - they define how the law applies (yes, we can disagree with Marbury but that doesn't change anything).  So by definition what they say kind of sets what the law is.  Kind of hard to misstate it if that's the case.

Also explain how saying "corporations are people" intimidates non-lawyers?


Even the preview button fails me...
 
4 days ago  

sleze: Billy Bathsalt: So, THIS is the website she doesn't want you to see?

You are correct, sir.  https://www.thelaurenboebert.com​/ is the parody website that has angered Lauren Boebert.

/racist
//qanon sympathizer
///professional criminal


This website certainly has potential.  Content so far is meh.
 
4 days ago  
On deck is the Greene page. Gotta love the pic.

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4 days ago  

Wheyfaring Stranger: Shaggy_C: So she wants the site cancelled?

If she that's all she wanted, here's the magic phrase in the e-mail:  "it goes against relevant terms of service."


DMCA
 
4 days ago  

peterquince: Fun fact - the US Government can't own copyrights.

Also, misstatement of the law, by lawyers, with the intention of intimidating non-lawyers, is a disbarrable offense.


I like NASA's approach: You like our pics? Well, do ya, punk? Fine then. Use them however you wish. We don't care. Want to write a book and use them? Do it! We dare ya! Just spread the damn things around everywhere.
 
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