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2 rC ycle                                  201O iaSocial Networks ✓ Spoof profiles ✓ Verifying identity ✓ Removing “unoffici...
2 rC ycle                              201O iaBig Data Movement & Privacy ✓ Reuse of Campaign Lists ✓ Political Phishing
2 rC ycle                                         201O iaMobile Fundraising ✓ FEC determination ✓ Funds coming back from p...
2 rC ycle                             201O iaLast, but not least...        The “Sarah Palin Question”
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When the Internet, Intellectual Property and Campaigns Collide

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When the Internet, Intellectual Property and Campaigns Collide

  1. 1. ern et, the Int Wh en pe rty al Pro telle ctu ollide In ign sC am pa &CCopyright 2011. Gagnier Margossian LLP. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Us
  3. 3. Ori ginsWhen the Dean campaign launched the first“online organizing” efforts, the impact and challengeof the Internet in the campaign space had not yet beenimagined.
  4. 4. Iss ues
  5. 5. Is sues
  6. 6. ’ 08/ ’10 ycl es: ctio nC IP Ele and aig nsCamp
  7. 7. 10 iC ycles’ 08/’ Or a
  8. 8. 10 iC ycles ’ 08/’ Or aCopyright and DMCA Takedown Notices ✓ Digital Millennium Copyright Act ✓ Platform providers benefit from a safe harbor. ✓ Essentially, they get a takedown notice and, literally, take it down. ✓ But not always...
  9. 9. 10 iC ycles’ 08/’ Or a
  10. 10. 10 iC ycles ’ 08/’ Or aCritical Question:Who owns what when it comes to a campaign?
  11. 11. 10 iC ycles ’ 08/’ Or aFair Use ✓ What is the character of the use? ✓ What is the nature of the work to be used? ✓ How much of the work will you use? ✓ What effect would this use have on the market?
  12. 12. 10 iC ycles ’ 08/’ Or aTrademark Issues ✓ Domain Name Acquisition ✓ Domain Name Litigation ✓ What’s in a name?
  13. 13. 10 iC ycles ’ 08/’ Or aUser Generated Content and Section 230 ✓ Communications Decency Act ✓ Insulates platform providers from liability from defamatory posts by users as well as other content that may subject the provider to legal concerns. ✓ In a campaign context, exercising editorial capacity can be an issue on a website.
  14. 14. Cyc le: Election2 0 12 Iss ues erg ing Em
  15. 15. 2 rC ycle 201O iaRule #1 of the Internet:Be careful about deciding where and when to be ajerk.This is the “Coco” lesson.
  16. 16. 2 rC ycle 201O iaSocial Networks ✓ Spoof profiles ✓ Verifying identity ✓ Removing “unofficial profiles”
  17. 17. 2 rC ycle 201O iaBig Data Movement & Privacy ✓ Reuse of Campaign Lists ✓ Political Phishing
  18. 18. 2 rC ycle 201O iaMobile Fundraising ✓ FEC determination ✓ Funds coming back from provider companies to campaigns too slowly ✓ Cross platform issues ✓ Collecting the right kind of data to meet reporting requirements ✓ Ensuring caps are not exceeded
  19. 19. 2 rC ycle 201O iaLast, but not least... The “Sarah Palin Question”
  20. 20. act Us Co nt om llp.c gama agnie r [at] amal lp.com g ssian [at] g m argo @ga mallpCopyright 2011. Gagnier Margossian LLP. All rights reserved.

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