Fox Sues Candidate Over Campaign Ad

Friday, October 01, 2010


Fox News has sued Senate candidate Robin Carnahan over an ad she released containing footage of her opponent being interviewed by a Fox correspondent. Fordham Law School professor Sonia Katyal talks about what the suit could mean for political free speech.

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If you wanted to post the transcript of this on your blog, and then talk about it, then of course you should be able to do that! (granted, you should cite and send a link to the actual site). People do that sort of thing all the time. Sports leagues, college conferences, and others aren't "regaining control" they are seizing control of formerly fair use areas and stifling creativity, commerce, and free discussion.

Oct. 10 2010 12:43 AM
Bill Smith from Fayetteville, Ark.

Politics aside, the story is overlooking a key element of digital copyright. Yes, Fox -- or any other network -- owns the content, and the complaint that it will drive up the cost of making political ads overlooks that political ad makers are enjoying the benefit of the video at no compensation to the creator. Recently, major sports leagues and college conferences have started similar programs to regain control of rights to events. As your guest pointed out, music artists have made similar copyright protection claims against political candidates they were not pleased with. Consider if I took this podcast in large pieces and ran it on my blog, then sold ads against it. Is it really different?

Oct. 05 2010 09:55 PM
Mit from NY

Oh fox news... could their bias be more apparent?

Oct. 02 2010 11:01 AM

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