Ex-lawmaker convicted of rape: Name is copyrighted
By CHET BROKAW (AP) – 1 day ago
PIERRE, S.D. — A former South Dakota lawmaker convicted of raping his two foster daughters has sent news organizations what he claims is a copyright notice that seeks to prevent the use of his name without his consent.
A letter and an accompanying document labeled "Common Law Copyright Notice" said former state Rep. Ted Alvin Klaudt is reserving a common-law copyright of a trade name or trademark for his name. It said no one can use his name without his consent, and anyone who does would owe him $500,000.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
What's Rape If It Doesn't Pay?
The AP, proud wielders of the copyright cudgel, alert us to this piece of attempted profiteering:
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