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NSA 'goes after man who mocked agency''The only part of government that actually listens'
WND ^ | 8/21/13 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 08/21/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT by Nachum

The National Security Agency, the secretive federal department under fire for spying on U.S. citizens, is now accused of crushing the free-speech rights of a businessman clowning around about the NSA.

LibertyManiacs.com, a company that markets “freedom products for liberty lovers,” says the NSA is using a claim of copyright infringement to stop it from selling T-shirts and other products making fun of the Big Brother agency.

“Two months ago the NSA’s lawyers came after our parodies of the rogue agency and forced our host to take them down,” the company said Friday on its Facebook page.

At issue is use of the NSA logo, which was partially altered by LibertyManiacs owner Dan McCall. He kept the name of the agency and most of the artwork intact, but changed the bottom portion from “United States of America” to the laugh-inspiring “Peeping while you’re sleeping.”

Underneath the doctored logo is the phrase “The NSA, the only part of government that actually listens.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mocked; nsa
"Peeping While You're Sleeping"
1 posted on 08/21/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
How can the federal gooberment copyright something. It's the work product of our taxes. We're gonna need more rope.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/21/2013 1:42:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 08/21/2013 1:44:04 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

This is obviously meant to harass the business owner and to force him to spend his money to defend himself.


4 posted on 08/21/2013 1:44:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

Its long been tested in the courts that unless you protect your IP, you will loose it.
NSA has been called NSA since the ‘60s and was often called “No Such Agency”
NSA has no (tm) so it can’t be claimed to be copywrited.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 1:45:10 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Nachum
“The NSA, the only part of government that actually listens.”

That's actually pretty good.

Looks like the snoopes are big crybabies.

6 posted on 08/21/2013 1:45:16 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“Looks like the snoopes are big crybabies.”

The fish stinks from the head first


7 posted on 08/21/2013 1:51:40 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
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8 posted on 08/21/2013 1:55:53 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 08/21/2013 1:57:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I so wish I’d thought of that.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 1:59:15 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Travis McGee
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11 posted on 08/21/2013 2:01:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“How can the federal gooberment copyright something. It’s the work product of our taxes. We’re gonna need more rope.”

Yeah, no joke. We OWN them, so we can do with what they have like it was our own. It is. The gvnmt cannot “own” a copyright: it belongs to all the tax payers.

And yes, we are going to need a lot more rope... And ammo... (Assuming you can find any...)


12 posted on 08/21/2013 2:04:52 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: JRandomFreeper

Whole lot of crap this thug ass group from chicago does that is illegal.
But hey obammy is partially black So SHUT up


13 posted on 08/21/2013 2:05:00 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Nachum

Impeachment File on Communist, Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


14 posted on 08/21/2013 2:16:14 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nachum
“Two months ago the NSA’s lawyers came after our parodies of the rogue agency and forced our host to take them down,” the company said Friday on its Facebook page.

Hmmm! It seems the vermin have run out of actual work.

15 posted on 08/21/2013 2:28:31 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Nachum

I just went on Zazzle and made a t-shirt that says “The NSA: the only part of the government that actually listens”.

I included no logo or anything — just the text. I’ll report back as to whether they print it or reject it.


16 posted on 08/21/2013 2:36:57 PM PDT by edwinland
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To: Nachum

17 posted on 08/21/2013 2:40:38 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Nachum

A more or less Copyright Free way of handling this would have been to take the design completely over the edge....and leave the chios fall where they might.


18 posted on 08/21/2013 2:43:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Nachum

That’s a pretty good joke:

What’s the only part of our government that actually listens to us?

The NSA.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 3:10:05 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Libloather

Censored by the Criminal Government...

20 posted on 08/21/2013 3:10:31 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: MeshugeMikey

I do not believe that there are the normal copyright concerns with government materials. I’m not sure about the logos. The idea being it is a government by the people and we the people own the products of that government.


21 posted on 08/21/2013 3:13:22 PM PDT by rey
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To: Nachum

NSA Parody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYZ4Dn1oSlg


22 posted on 08/21/2013 3:13:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: rey
Im sincerely HOPING tht "they" get a load of THIS!





available NOW in two two 2 convenient sizes!
23 posted on 08/21/2013 3:15:56 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: catnipman

NSAuron.

One Nation, Under Surveillance, with liberty and justice for none.


24 posted on 08/21/2013 3:19:13 PM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Dexter Morgan
one way to fight back.....MOCK THEM into submission


25 posted on 08/21/2013 3:27:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Looks like the snoopes are big crybabies.

I'll bet this response is coming from further up the executive branch flowchart. D.C. has lots of politically-themed "theatre" groups and impersonators (heavy on the past Republican presidents, of course). I've actually seen one skit where a GWB lookalike defends surveillance activities by saying "Hey, Americans complained that I wasn't listening, so..." And *that* was prefectly okay, nobody got their underwear in a twist.

Only Communists are this humorless.

26 posted on 08/21/2013 3:33:23 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

What with NSA, TSA, Homeland Security, the US must be the safest country in the world


27 posted on 08/21/2013 4:14:23 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Drone strike on Michael Grunwald: you know it makes sense)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
"Looks like the snoopes are big crybabies..."

The 'everyone gets an award' culture of public school. It doesn't increase their self esteem. It turns them into uneducated drones who don't have any sense of humor. That would require analytical reasoning.

28 posted on 08/21/2013 4:23:02 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD? Psalm 112)
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To: Nachum
NSA 'goes after man who mocked agency''The only part of government that actually listens'

Funny

29 posted on 08/21/2013 4:55:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (- - NSA - The only part of government that actually listens...Joe Kovacs)
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To: rey

As far as I know (not a lawyer here), text can be copied and reposted from government documents (unless classified), but using the seals of government offices is a no-no. They don’t want any business, group or individual impersonating their agencies or employees for obvious reasons and probably don’t want incremental efforts by anyone instigating more moves toward doing so. After the banks closed in Argentina, kidnappers sometimes wore police emblems.


30 posted on 08/21/2013 5:06:56 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
"What with NSA, TSA, Homeland Security, the US must be the safest country in the world"

Heh. Good one. It will be interesting to see how things are here after austerity measures. Maybe most of the violence then will be done by unemployed bureaucrats and pensioners in the streets (see Greece), while we private sector savages view their antics with shock and awe.


31 posted on 08/21/2013 5:11:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Zathras

NSA has no (tm) so it can’t be claimed to be copywrited.
****************************
A good example of that is “CIA”. CIA is also the Culinary Institute of America, where many chefs are trained.


32 posted on 08/21/2013 5:20:37 PM PDT by octex
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To: Nachum

There is a video on the Ben Swann’s page.

Exclusive: NSA Using Copyright Claims To Crush Free Speech?

http://benswann.com/exclusive-nsa-using-copyright-claims-to-crush-free-speech/

In the video Ben Swann tells about a small graphics firm that was going to make t-shirts & used the logo and they told him it was copyright.

Ben goes into the full explanation on that.

The other logo that is shown in Ben Swann’s video is the logo for PRISM which was stolen from someone else and turned upside down. NSA / PRISM has never paid for that logo for PRISM and never given acknowledgment either.


33 posted on 08/21/2013 5:26:36 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: JRandomFreeper

“How can the federal gooberment copyright something. It’s the work product of our taxes.”

Exactly. but even if it weren’t, it’s not only protected political speech (parody) but it would fall under the “fair use” exemption to copyright law, too, given that it is protected political speech.


34 posted on 08/21/2013 6:04:53 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Stingray
Sounds like LibertyManiacs needs to lawyer up. Or buy some rope. Either way.

/johnny

35 posted on 08/21/2013 6:08:17 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Bad.

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

36 posted on 08/21/2013 7:34:16 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: Nachum
Ha haaaaa!!!!

The only part of government that actually listens. Love it.

Not surprising that Screwtape's minions are not happy. The Devil has no sense of humor.

37 posted on 08/21/2013 7:58:27 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
to force him to spend his money to defend himself.

And they'll waste We the People's money.

38 posted on 08/22/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: null and void

Hey, wish all the idiot trolls in the past who screamed that FR ‘censored’ ythem could see this REAL example of what censorship is.
Censorship, banning a statement, opinion, or position BY THE GOVERNMENT.
This is censorship of protected parody by an organ of government.


39 posted on 08/22/2013 6:25:51 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Nachum; Jim Robinson

http://www.nsa.gov/public_info/foia/submit_foia_request/foia_request_form.shtml

The NSA has an web page for FOIA submissions - linked above.

It is really easy.


Perhaps we could organize a one million FOIA march on the NSA?


40 posted on 08/22/2013 6:34:49 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: bgill

What doe they care? They have trillions of our dollars to piss away.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 7:40:14 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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