Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Unlawfully Misuses Proprietary Firearms Industry Media List
Posted on 10/09/2008 7:11:36 AM PDT by neverdem
Obama Campaign Unlawfully Misuses Proprietary Firearms Industry Media List
NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Obama campaign in Indiana, on September 27, unlawfully obtained and made unauthorized use of a proprietary media list belonging to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry. Sen. Obama used this list to e-mail a press release concerning National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Earlier today, NSSF sent a “cease and desist” letter to the Obama campaign demanding that they immediately stop any further unauthorized misuse of its proprietary media list.
The list contains the names and addresses of members of the media that attended the NSSF Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) – the world's largest firearms trade show and the 23rd largest trade show of any kind in North America.
The list can only be obtained from NSSF and its use is tightly controlled by NSSF. Neither the Obama campaign, nor its operations in Indiana, obtained any rights from NSSF to use the list.
NSSF’s letter also demands that the Obama campaign destroy all copies of the list, identify how they obtained the list and pay monetary damages to NSSF for its misappropriation and unauthorized use of the association’s intellectual property. NSSF demanded an immediate response from the Obama campaign and has threatened to file a lawsuit against the campaign if its demands are not met.
“NSSF will not sit idly by while its legal rights are harmed, particularly for partisan political gain,” said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane.
Why did they steal it?
NRA should do an ad on this immediately. “BHO wants to take your guns and look at some of the ways he is going to do it...”
I don’t know what the deal with the McCain/Palin campaign is but Hussein is the only one campaigning in Indiana. County GOP offices never open, no campaign signs, and no advertising. Has McCain tossed Indiana under the bus?
Be Ever Vigilant!!
Yea, I haven’t seen McCain/Palin in Indiana either. There are almost no yard signs except for Nobama’s.
To know who to round up FIRST.
Be they know that they will never be held accountable for breaking the law.
They don't come to California either and we have a bunch of electoral votes (sadly not up for grabs). The closest they (she) came was Carson City, Nevada.
Welcome to the Socialist States of America. When your state's not in play, the rats will have their way.
She was in the City of Carson, California only last weekend to a crowd of 20,000. She went to Orange next to another sizeable crowd.
It’s funny in a way. Upon the announcement of her coming to California, FReepers were posting it was a waste of time and resources, and the campaign shouldn’t bother with California. The Campaign should concentrate on blah, blah, blah.....
Don’t know who wants that job. They wouldn’t like coming to my house.
Bang! Bang! Bump!
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