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Gov. Cuomo Warns Kardashian: Statue of Liberty Logo On T-Shirt Could Violate Copyright Laws
The Cybercast News Service ^ | May 21, 2013

Posted on 05/21/2013 12:02:55 PM PDT by drewh

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sent a letter to Khloe Kardashian informing the reality star the logo on her T-shirt line may be violating copyright law.

The governor confirmed his administration sent what he called a "pro forma" letter advising Kardashian that her T-shirt line resembles the logo of a New York farm program.

The state's design has an image of the Statue of Liberty above crop rows, encircled by the words "Pride of New York."

Kardashian's shirt contains the Statue of Liberty image and crop rows and, in font similar to the New York logo, the words: "Rich Soil New York."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New York
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1 posted on 05/21/2013 12:02:55 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
if the statue is in a national park, wtf is the NY governor butting in for?

What? He's a liberal???

Never mind.

2 posted on 05/21/2013 12:05:46 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: drewh

WHO copyrighted the statue of liberty?

It is not the property of new york or new yorkers, however big their ego was...


3 posted on 05/21/2013 12:06:50 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: drewh

I’m expecting to get a letter from some official any day now, reminding me that I am a slave of the state. Pro forma, of course.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 12:07:15 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: drewh

See, our governor has time for this kind of frivolity because our state really has no significant problems. It’s a pretty nice situation, actually.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 12:07:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: drewh
Tell her Andy! She didn't build that! Somebody else built that!

You freak!

6 posted on 05/21/2013 12:07:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

7 posted on 05/21/2013 12:08:29 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

or....Gov. Cumo could be an idiot...

You decide.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 12:09:07 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: drewh
The Statue of Liberty has been around long enough that, even if copyright applied to it, it would have expired long ago.
9 posted on 05/21/2013 12:09:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: drewh

I thought the Statue of Liberty was in NJ


10 posted on 05/21/2013 12:11:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: drewh

Just glad Khloe is gone from Dallas, along with her loser husband.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 12:12:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

OK, easy for the Kardashians’ to change their image of the statue, instead of using the NY design.

Real image of the Statue of Liberty is better than any ‘design’ anyway.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 12:12:22 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: muir_redwoods

So did I...maybe I’m wrong, but I sure thought it was in NJ.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: llevrok

Statue of Liberty is not copyrighted. What is copyrighted is the Pride of New York logo, which features the Statue of Liberty with a barn and fields.

In this case, it certainly looks to me that it meets the 11 point of difference test, and just happens to be a coincidentally similar image. All that can be done is maybe a nasty letter or three, or if someone really wants to be annoying, they can squander taxpayer dollars filing a lawsuit which they will lose.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 12:13:13 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: drewh

He just wanted her to know who he was...


15 posted on 05/21/2013 12:14:00 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: drewh
someone should tell cuomo that Liberty Island out there in NY harbor is part of New Jersey

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16 posted on 05/21/2013 12:14:08 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: drewh

I thought the statue was in New Jersey...


17 posted on 05/21/2013 12:15:52 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: drewh

I think Cuomo may have met his match. Go after Khloe and have the low info voters “snap” and in a reality mentality way, ANY Kardashian could just bitc# slap that Sandra Lee chick.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 12:18:48 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (G-d be with and keep safe the Benghazi Whistleblowers)
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To: dfwgator

Amen to that!


19 posted on 05/21/2013 12:24:03 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I would watch a Kloe K vs Cuomo debate.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 12:24:09 PM PDT by drewh
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To: ClearCase_guy; drewh
When did Democrats start respecting property rights? (Answer - any time it impacts THEM).

I’m expecting to get a letter from some official any day now, reminding me that I am a slave of the state. Pro forma, of course.

They just assume that you already know that, and don't have to be reminded.

21 posted on 05/21/2013 12:24:18 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: drewh

Guess checking for similarities to anything else is for little people. They had a beauty line that had to be renamed because it was too similar to a locally produced make-up line.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/kardashians-rename-makeup-line-after-altamonte-womans-lawsuit/-/1637132/20126168/-/k4sc3kz/-/index.html

First I heard of ‘em, South Park was making fun of ‘em. Otherwise, they’re invisible to me.

I’m still in the “why are ANY of these trashy reality show people so famous and why should we give a hoot?” category.


22 posted on 05/21/2013 12:25:26 PM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: drewh

23 posted on 05/21/2013 12:29:08 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Elle Bee

It’s a bit more complicated than that. Liberty Island is in New Jersey waters, but the island itself is considered to be within the territorial jurisdiction of New York. It is jointly administered (I believe) by New York and New Jersey, along with the National Parks Service.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 12:34:04 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: thackney

Speaking as an intellectual property law attorney, and assuming I’m looking at the original and the accused, that’s infringement.

Create your own artwork, Kardashian!

It can permissibly include the statue of liberty, but only if it’s YOUR creation, not copied from someone else’s.


25 posted on 05/21/2013 12:35:43 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Is it too much to ask for a meteor to strike and to take all of the Kardashians with it?


26 posted on 05/21/2013 12:38:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

The Kardashians are this generation’s version of the Gabor sisters - they’re famous, but nobody knows why.


27 posted on 05/21/2013 12:43:34 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: drewh
Cuomo is more than a few fries short of a Happy Meal isn't he?
He's missing the burger, the drink and the toy!
28 posted on 05/21/2013 12:43:42 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: drewh
Petty tyrants like to throw their weight around - even when they're wrong.

He's compensating for something very small by trying to pick a fight about something very big.

29 posted on 05/21/2013 12:43:55 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Yep, Gov. Cuomo is a few fries short of a Happy Meal, but he is correct in this case.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 12:46:54 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: drewh

Andrew Cuomo = simpleton


31 posted on 05/21/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: Sir Napsalot

maybe the french will go after her LOL


32 posted on 05/21/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by molson209
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To: dfwgator
Is it too much to ask for a meteor to strike and to take all of the Kardashians with it?

The ideal timing would be when they get together with Cuomo for the obligatory apology/makeup photo-op.

33 posted on 05/21/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Kardashians’ company is Boldface Licensing + Branding, boldfaced indeed.

It’s a pity the USA isn’t a reality show, so we could vote them off the island.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 12:54:23 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can’t solve a problem with brute force, they’ll find a way to fix it with brute forc)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Fair enough. However, is this something a state Governor should even be concerned about?


35 posted on 05/21/2013 1:10:49 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: drewh

As if he doesn’t have anything better to focus on.


36 posted on 05/21/2013 1:19:07 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: thackney

She’s right, the Rich Soil New York, but the poor and occupy crowd don’t keep it clean any better.

On another note, will Cuomo complain when he sees the logo with a leather-studded “Lady” Liberty fudge-packing a bound and ball-gagged submissive at the next Pride of New York parade?


37 posted on 05/21/2013 1:32:06 PM PDT by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: drewh

Mario, shut up, you dork!


38 posted on 05/21/2013 2:04:34 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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