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To: nikos1121
These people are in the public domain. And exactly what product is McCain selling? Idiots...

Could you, for example, take Tom Cruise's face and name (without his permission) and create a brand of Tom Cruise Salsa or whatever? Of course not. And you couldn't use his name and face as part of a political ad, either, without his permission.

46 posted on 08/05/2008 12:46:05 PM PDT by Citizen Blade ("Please... I go through everyone's trash." The Question)
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To: Citizen Blade

He’s in the public domain...I think you have some leeway when you’re dealing with celebrities esp if we’re dealing with ideas not endorsements.

I fail to see where Hilton and Britney are endorsing McCain. What they represent in the ad is an “idea” a persona of American culture. The same as Marilyn Monroe.

Hey, let’s face it. Any attorney can file a lawsuit on anything they wish, and if they can convince a jury prevail..

I think it would be expensive and illadvised to sue, but I wish they would.


54 posted on 08/05/2008 12:52:23 PM PDT by nikos1121 (The first black president of the US should be at least a "Jackie Robinson.")
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To: Citizen Blade
"And you couldn't use his name and face as part of a political ad, either, without his permission."

It's parody, in case you didn't notice, and that allows for a LOT.

The ad in no way suggests that Paris Hilton endorses John McCain.

76 posted on 08/05/2008 1:21:27 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama, the last man to figure out the Surge ---Except for Nevada's Hopeless Harry)
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