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Breaking: Sarah Palin Being Sued In Federal Court

by David Badash on September 14, 2013

in News,Politics

Sarah Palin and her Super PAC are being sued for violation of copyright by the publisher who owns the rights to an original photo, a version of which the former Alaska governor used in her 9/11 tribute. As The New Civil Rights Movement reported this week, Palin branded an iconic photo of three New York City firemen raising a flag at the World Trade Center just after the September, 11, 2001 attacks.

The branding for political, financial, and personal gain was offensive. Other organizations, including AT&T, were also chastised for branding their 9/11 tributes, but The New Civil Rights Movement was the only one to report that Palin had used a copyrighted image.

LOOK: Yes, Like AT&T, Sarah Palin Branded Her 9/11 Remembrance Photo

The lawsuit, filed Friday by North Jersey Media Group Inc., demands Palin stop using the image, and seeks unreported financial damages.

“The Manhattan federal court lawsuit says that by using the picture ‘to promote Sarah Palin and to raise money for SarahPAC’ the former Republican vice-presidential nominee has ‘irreparably damaged’ the newspaper company,” NewsDay reports.

Palin has removed the image from her Facebook page.


Image of Sarah Palin via Facebook

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Str8Grandmother September 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm

DAMN! The New Civil Rights Movement is GREAT!!!
A real treasure to the gay community and we straight people who support you.

MiddleGrounds September 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Technically, that means OnlyGators.Com could be sued as well because they used that image (color version) as well. :-/

James_M_Martin September 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Actually, I think it is time someone sued Sarah Palin for existing.

Huntercgo September 15, 2013 at 7:15 am

Isn't it interesting that a whole group of people who subscribe to a political philosophy that holds personal rights and property sacred are so willing to make use of others' property without even asking? After all, it's not as if Palin were the first to steal someone else's work for a political campaign.

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