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PostPosted: 05 Aug 2004 08:41:15 pm    Post subject: Illinois Paper Hits Michael Moore for Copyright Infringement Reply with quote

Note: In all fairness, it should be noted that certain publications like MSNBC chose to leave out the quote from the paper saying that they were "flattered to be included" and the fact that they were only suing for $1. While he's a sloganeering blowhard who makes his living by distorting actual facts to match his agenda, he's not the anti-Christ.

NEW YORK The Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington, Ill., has sent a letter
to Michael Moore, drafted by its lawyer, citing him for copyright
infringement, admonishing him for his "unauthorized ... misleading" use of
the paper in his film "Fahrenheit 9/11," and asking for an apology.

It is also seeking compensatory damages of exactly one dollar.

"While we are highly flattered to be included in the movie," said the
newspaper's President and Publisher Henry Bird, "we are a bit disturbed
that our pages were misrepresented."

Early in the movie, according to the paper, a large headline appears in the
film, purporting to be from a Dec. 19, 2001, edition of the paper, and
reading "Latest Florida recount shows Gore won election." The paper
contends that the headline actually appeared on Dec. 5, 2001, in much
smaller type, and above a letter to the editor, hardly a factual news story
or editorial.

The letter to Moore from the paper calls this a "misrepresentation of
facts." The newspaper said it had been unsuccessful in attempts to reach
Moore through his film company, Lion's Gate, by phone and e-mail.

"In an instance that The Pantagraph prints material in which there is a
mistake, it is corrected," the letter to Moore reads. "It is our hope that
you would adhere to the same high ethical standard."

Moore could not be reached for comment.


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PostPosted: 05 Aug 2004 08:45:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would sue him for 2 dollars. Make that bastard pay.

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