Politics

Thin-Skinned Much? ‘Ready For Hillary’ PAC Lawyer Takes Aim At My Clinton Logo Parodies

When the “Ready for Hillary” political action committee ramped up their efforts to energize an otherwise anemic base for Hillary’s presidential campaign, many in the blogosphere used the opportunity to mock the creepy logo they ran with. One such sarcastic blogger was your handsome neighborhood Mexican, also known as SooperMexican.

These are my parody versions of the logo:

And also these:

It seems that Hillary’s PAC didn’t appreciate the good-natured ribbing, as they armed up their lawyers to demand the photoshopped designs be erased from the internet.

This is the text of the email I received in regards to the parody logos:

Dear CafePress Member,

Thank you for using CafePress!

In accordance with our Intellectual Property Rights Policy, James Lamb on behalf of Ready for Hillary PAC provided us with a notice stating that your use of the “Ready for Hillary” logo and “3 flag logo” infringes upon their intellectual property rights (copyright).  Please click here for more information about intellectual property.

Accordingly, we have set the content that is alleged to infringe the rights of the third party to “pending status” which disables said content from being displayed in your shop or purchased by the public.

If you believe that you hold the rights to the content alleged to infringe the rights of the third party, we encourage you to contact the alleged rights holder directly for a resolution to this matter.  Below please find the contact information for the party alleging infringement.

James Lamb

Sandler Reiff Young & Lamb, P.C.

[contact info redacted]
We apologize for any inconvenience that our actions may cause you.  Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

 Lindsay Moore
Intellectual Property Manager

[contact info redacted]

I just have to wonder… if a simple photoshop mockery can get under the skin of the Hillary prezzy campaign 3 years before the election, how are they gonna deal with some real pressure?

Frankly, this just makes me want to make more photoshop logos!