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Pettifogger
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
I might have sympathy if it wasn't Barstool. I don't hate Barstool, but the followers are creepy little dweebs who treat it like a religion


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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
It's not because it's a tournament for bars, it's because of the name and logo

They could have called it anything else that isn't close to March Madness and came up with their own logo. They did not.


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WestCoastAg
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
and if barstool didnt literally have a well established history of ripping off content from people and passing it off as their own creative content


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HailStatefan
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
No I understand the law, but I disagree with being this petty. NCAA uses players OWN NAMES to make money off of them and wants to protect their own trademarked names. Just making that point baw


WestCoastAg
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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No I understand the law, but I disagree with being this petty.
you clearly dont. they arent being petty. they are doing what they have to do to protect their trademark. literally everyone else would be doing the same
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lsufball19
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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ts remarkable that so many people on here do not understand basic business law that is taught to literally anyone who takes business classes in college


I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being ignorant of laws like this. What’s remarkable is people who still argue when informed of the law


I Bleed Garnet
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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literally anyone who takes business classes in college

Well come on now man


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
And they basically used the NCAA’s logo
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I Bleed Garnet
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Whoever made the logo at barstool should be fired

Then again they probably did this on purpose just so he could say he was being sued by the NCAA


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Lonnie Utah
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Parody is a legitimate use under the trademark law. That's exactly what this is....





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ReauxlTide222
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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Dude it’s hardly similar


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LMfan
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Portnoy is a chode


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LouisvilleKat
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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Parody is a legitimate use under the trademark law. That's exactly what this is....
Not always. I would also question whether this even fits as the legal definition of parody since it makes no criticism of the NCAA tournament and its a joke that could have been made without replicating the NCAA logo so closely.

"the purpose of a parody is to comment on or criticize the work that is the subject of the parody. By definition, a parody is a comedic commentary about a work, that requires an imitation of the work."

In the end the NCAA will accept Barstools apologies and settle for some minor meaningless amount or the NCAA may even drop it, but they'll be able to say they made the attempt at defending the trademark as required by law.
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beaver
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
that's a cease and desist letter, not a lawsuit

you would think the son of a lawyer would know better


HTDawg
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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NCAA is so money hungry. They already make millions off of unpaid athletes, but lets still sue Barstool for Barch Madness. What a joke of an organization


You do realize that the NCAA is a non-profit institution, and the money they generate gets put back into the member institutions to support the very players and students everyone always talks about. The only exception is administrative expenses and salaries for NCAA employees. They're not a mafia sitting around a table, dividing up the money and stuffing it in their pockets. They're far from perfect, but so many anti-NCAA arguments are completely over the top.

As for BarStools, they're a joke. They're also a hypocrite. This is the same people that sued the NFL for ripping off a T-shirt with a slogan on it.

Barstool sues NFL


SummerOfGeorge
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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that's a cease and desist letter, not a lawsuit

you would think the son of a lawyer would know better






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ConwayGamecock
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being ignorant of laws like this. What’s remarkable is people who still argue when informed of the law


They are protecting their copyright of ignorance, otherwise they may lose it. They are doing what they are supposed to do......


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Vecchio Cane
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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Dude it’s hardly similar its a tournament for the best bars in college. You are overthinking this a bit much


Tell it to the judge


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ConwayGamecock
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
Mark Emmert makes around $2 million a year. That's some kind of non-profit......


SummerOfGeorge
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re: The NCAA is suing barstool
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Mark Emmert makes around $2 million a year. That's some kind of non-profit......



CEOs/Executive Directors of giant non-profits get paid good money because they are humongous and have to be run by good, smart people who know what they are doing and therefore those people have to be paid the going rate for good, smart people.

You can debate whether Emmert is one of those, but that isn't some sort of absurd salary for the head guy at a massive non-profit.
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