December 06, 2003

Corporations' responsibility

Re: Fox v. Franken (Aug. 12): I like your site and believe in personal responsibility but corporations, especially those in the business of news, parody or other entertainment, should be ashamed of clogging the courts and their publications suing over something like this. The claim is colorable but a news network that preaches personal responsibility and knows the trademark laws as well, should know better.

People game the system, but corporations do as well. If you had a nickel for every frivolous lawsuit bought in the name of trademarks, or bogus tortious interference with contract type cases, you would be be a rich man. So I think Fox should be ashamed. Perhaps there a connection between people thinking there is a remedy for every wrong or a system to be gamed if our news organizations show them that they can use the same system? -- Trevor Jefferson, no address given

Posted by Walter Olson at December 6, 2003 11:44 AM