Skip to comments.Minnesota man claims win over National Security Agency
Posted on 02/19/2014 2:43:32 PM PST by DManA
AUK RAPIDS, Minn.Federal authorities have dropped an attempt to stop a Minnesota man from marketing merchandise poking fun at the National Security Agency for its surveillance of citizens, including T-shirts bearing the NSA's official seal and the slogan, "The only part of the government that actually listens."
"It's a victory for First Amendment rights," said Dan McCall, of Sauk Rapids, who operates LibertyManiacs.com. He sued the NSA and Department of Homeland Security last fall after they issued cease-and-desist orders.
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HOORAY Dan McCall.
“Minnesota man claims win over National Security Agency”
Now watch the agency exact its revenge as only it can.
Now sue them for lawyer’s fees and anything else.
I hope Utah shuts off UDC’s water.
I guess cruising the internet looking for little guys making fun of them is keeping us free.
Let's HEAR IT for the good guys!!
If the government lawyers had a decent legal education they would know parody is perfectly legal and I believe protected by the First Amendment when the government is the target.
Why settle for the invisible hand of capitalism when you can use the iron fist of the government?
His next venture should br a picture of mac daddy chewing food and a statement saying “ The only time that his lips are moving and he’s not lying”.
Now that’s funny.
“We put the U in gUlag”
If NSA is listening, then the TSA must be TOUCHING SENSITIVE AREAS...
50 USC §3613(emphasis added)
No person may, except with the written permission of the Director of the National Security Agency, knowingly use the words National Security Agency, the initials NSA, the seal of the National Security Agency, or any colorable imitation of such words, initials, or seal in connection with any merchandise, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the National Security Agency.
Their lawyers couldn't figure out the problem with this??
Maybe they got mail order law diplomas. :-))
More likely they got their diplomas from a box of Cracker Jack. ;-)