Skip to comments.Going Rogue or Going Rouge? Liberals to put out parody book bashing Sarah Palin; out on same day.
Posted on 10/26/2009 12:45:47 PM PDT by Mozilla
When Sarah Palin's big-bucks memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin" comes out Nov. 17, there'll be another book about her hitting the stores the same day: "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, an American Nightmare."
The "Rouge" book, with a similar name and cover, will be put out by a new company, OR Books, says Publisher's Marketplace, which says it will be composed of "essays assembled by Nation editors Richard Kim and Betsy Reed." Marketplace adds that "it promises 'progressive perspectives on Sarah Palin's political career' by writers including Naomi Klein, Jane Mayer, Katha Pollitt, Jim Hightower, Christopher Hayes, Gloria Steinem, Joe Conason, and Tom Frank."
Shouldn't there be a copyright trademark problem in this somewhere? Publishers Marketplace wondered, too:
... we asked Ned Himmelrich, head of the intellectual property department at law firm Gordon Feinblatt, for an assessment of whether the cheeky new cover crosses legal lines. "Although the first instinct is to believe that the 'Nightmare' book has to be infringing" the publishers "may have found a seam in Palin's protection."
(Excerpt) Read more at minnpost.com ...
We knew you were stupid..
We just didn’t realize how much so..
altho some of us had an inkling
and you delivered.. cheapshot artistas.
That's all they have... attacking others... and it's never original... yawn !!!
:) If the left really believed Sarah to be an ineffective twit they would leave her alone and let her book and career tank. They’re still very, very afraid of her.
Going Rogue - indeed.
Sorry about the typo, have a one year old that attacks my laptop keys as soon as I use my computer.
From the article:
trademark protection does not accrue until the mark is used (no sales yet); both books would be ‘in use’ on the first day (Palin cannot claim first use);
So I guess the presales don’t count as sales then? The publisher needs to put the book out TOMORROW, even if in a limited supply in order to establish the first use...at least that is how it sounds.
Leftest scum wouldn’t bother if Sarah didn’t scare the hell out of them. You wouldn’t expect to see a book of liberal snot about McCain, because they know he is good for their cause. Let the commies do their best, and hit them back twice as hard. Two can play this game.
Exactamundo! The flak is always heaviest when you're over the target.
A couple of the MSNBC punks have been giggling about this. Pretty grade school, if you ask me. Personally, I think all conservatives should buy the fake book, tear out a few pages, and return it demanding a refund. See how funny Olbermann thinhs that is.
These leftists are alot like gradeschool bullies, they go out of their way to be obnoxious to people they don’t like. They don’t believe in live and let live, and they can’t leave people alone. It takes a punch in the face to make them stop. Most people mature out of this adolescent behavior, the ones that don’t join the RAT party.
It doesnt sound like a parody to me. Sounds like your typical book of liberal essays.
The "first use" argument of the lawyer is lost on me. If she had not used the cover first, the Nation idiots would not have been able to copy it.
How juvenile of them.
It’s impossible to confuse those two books; they have different people on the cover.
They are so stupid.
This is hilarious. Take Palin away from this story, how many people are going to shell out bucks to read the musings of this band of leading liberal lights? OOOhhhh...Joe Conason! Gloria Steinem! Can't WAIT to absorb some of their wisdom!
Palin will sell her own book. And then she will sell theirs too. There's some sweet irony in that.
You are right. The left is deathly afraid of Sarah Palin. She is the biggest threat against Obama. Not Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, or Mitt Romney, but Sarah Palin. If she meant nothing to the left then they would leave her alone.
She scares them for so many reasons. She exites women, brings out true conservatives, excites the Republicans who didn’t like candidates like McCain or Huckabbe or Guliani, and she is not afraid to take on the left and get hammered. She presents the biggest challenger to Obama.
Not surprisingly the only two other people who come close to doing what Palin has done to the conservative base are also women: Liz Cheney and Michele Bachmann.
The only man, so far, as I see it, who has had an effect on the base was Joe Wilson when he yelled you lie! during Obama speech.
The fact is that there is no trademark protection for the title or cover. In any event there has to be a claim of trademark status. That would be the little TM you would see next to an item that is a trademark. When the government actually awards the trademark, then that TM can become the symbol for a registered trademark, which is an R with a circle around it. But in either case, one needs to provide notice that trademark is being asserted. As far as her image is concerned, she’s a public figure, so there’s no inavasion of privacy. However, the photographer would own common-law copyright (assuming he hasn’t assigned it to someone else). Use of the image without permission would be actionable by the holder of the copyright and/or publicatiuon rights to the image. But that’s it.
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