Here We Go: Copyright Issues Building in Campaign 2012

I just pub­lished a new post on William & Mary’s Stu­dent IP Soci­ety blog about the Rom­ney campaign’s recent deci­sion to pull down an attack ad from the Inter­net, after CNN approached them about the use of clips from their pro­gram­ming — specif­i­cally, the debate they hosted.  Although the cam­paign main­tained their use was pro­tected “under the law,” it com­plied with CNN’s request as a cour­tesy.  It seems likely the campaign’s use of the con­tent is fair, but obvi­ously the last thing they want is to waste resources on copy­right issues.

Read more analy­sis in the full post.