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Too bad Juan Carlos doesn't speak better English, he looks old enough to have been here a few years. Ed tries in his blowhard way to make this about something more than it is. O'Keefe got in trouble because he used hidden camera, something TV stations and even the government has done on numerous occassions. Ed also leaves out this part of the story included in the settlement which Juan Carlo would have had to sign " the payment is in no way representative of any actual or implied admissions of liability". Granted that sounds like a Teddy Kennedy excuse but if it worked for him why shouldn't it work for O'Keefe, at least he never killed anyone. Here's a link to the original story along with the settlement http://www.docstoc.com/docs/148088292/Vera%20O'Keefe%20ACORN%20$100,000%20Settlement%20Agreement

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Hey Fred when you were doing your public service bit as the official documentarian of the Toledo Occupy Wall Street event did you get written permission to use their images in your public report?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

You are ignorant on so many topics aren't you. Under Ohio law I was able to videotape anyone on public property doing any activity in the public eye. No permission was needed therefore none was asked for. It's really quite simple.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Personality rights
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality_rights

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

hire a lawyer and sue if you believe so passionately your rights were violated.

MikeyA

I must admit you aren't just ignorant you are stupid as well. You post a link which you obviously haven't read. I took the time to read it and came up with these sections of the link.
1- "The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one's identity".....The videos I shot were not used for commercial purposes, no money was made from the sale or usage of anyone in the videos. None of the people in the video could expect to have made money from their "occupation" and as such have no expectation of remuneration for the use of their "personality".
2- "In a publicity rights case the issue to decide is whether a significant section of the public would be misled into believing (incorrectly) that a commercial arrangement had been concluded between a plaintiff and a defendant under which the plaintiff agreed to the advertising involving the image or reputation of a famous person. " Here again mention is made to advertising, no such advertising took place, and there was no suggestion that a commercial agrement had been reached between myself and the occupiers.
3-"The rights are based in tort law, and the four causes of action are: 1) Intrusion upon physical solitude; 2) public disclosure of private facts; 3) depiction in a false light; and 4) appropriation of name and likeness. Typically, but by no means exclusively, the right of publicity is manifest in advertising or merchandise. " Here we have the courses of action which we take separately. Intrusion upon physical solitude-they were outside in a public park, there is no expectation of solitude nor did they request it as they wanted publicity for their cause. Public disclosure of private facts- no private facts were disclosed, all occupy activities were open to the public and in fact the public was invited to attend. Depiction in a false light- there was little to no commentary on the videos simply a showing of what the situation looke like and the people themselves commenting. Appropriation of name and likeness- no likenesses were appropriated and no names were used except where part of public record or by introduction.
It was on your part Wolfman a valiant attempt, but like so many of your cut and paste jobs a complete and utter failure. In a point by point post I have proven to anyone who cares to read it just how totally ignorant you are.
Why not post the fly video and sfx now...........
Oh and one more thing...........................BAM!

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Wow, that horse has been dead for years and you're still flogging away.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

I don't see it as dead, I prefer to remember him as sober since that day.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Don't you have any original "thoughts" or is the only thing you are good for is to parrot and regurgetate whatever your Liberal puppetmasters tell you to post?

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Well It's just an example of how stupid FoxNews and right wing radio has come. You got to laugh at this crap. No one checks out the story they just run with it.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

says the man who ran the story on personality rights without checking it.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I'm glad you read it. I think you need the education. Your argument is specious. Anything is possible in the world of money.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

As defined by Merriam-Webster specious-having a false look of truth or genuineness . My argument wasn't specious it was taken right from the article you posted, If my argument is specious it's the article you posted that's specious. And I would argue that not anything is possible with money. Add up the cost of your entire 12 years of public education and I would say it wasn't possible to make you smart.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

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