December 23, 2003
Paul Martin Time Sued?

If you haven't heard, Paul Martin (who is the Prime Minister of Canada) has threatened to sue The latter is a parody of Martin's official campaign site; they're saying we took their intellectual property. Canadian copyright law is much more strict than it is in the US. Parody has much less protection.

If we take it to court, it'll be a matter of setting the future precedent for cases like ours.

There's a press release about the threats, and I also wrote a more personal account of how they threatened us with various shades of lies and innuendo.

In any case, our site got some media attention out of the deal, including my first appearance in a Canadian Press article. It's like AP, but smaller and Canadian.

Mostly, I'm happy that the site is getting mainstream attention.

posted by dru in activism